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Existing Ice Climbers

Grab your kit and start climbing

Existing Climbers

For existing ice climbers we offer a day rate of after registration and a quick induction to ensure you have the required skills to climb unsupervised.

For us to class you as an experienced ice climber, you must have recent ice climbing experience of a Grade III or above, have a valid Snow Factor or Ice Factor Membership, or have recently completed the full Snow Factor or Ice Factor Ice Climbing course.

You are welcome to bring your own kit as long as it meets our minimum requirements or you can hire some/all of it from us on arrival if you need.

pricing for existing ice climbers

Day Rates
Day Rate £15.00 pp
Member Day Rate £10.00 pp
Annual Ice Wall Membership £15.00 pp
Equipment Pricing Adult Junior
Full Kit Hire* £8.00 £4.00
Single Item Hire £2.50 £1.50

*Full Kit Hire Includes: Helmet, Harness, Ice Axes, C2 Crampons and B3 Boots (UK size 4-12)

Clothing can be hired on the day if needed. Gloves are mandatory and can be purchased at reception if required but cannot be hired due to hygine reasons.

become an ice wall member

snow factor ice wall membership

Annual membership costs just £15 per year and offers you quick access to the wall and a daily rate of £10pp (normally £15).

It also allows access to our sister site Ice Factor‘s ice and rock climbing walls in Kinlochleven.

The membership includes a 15-30min induction to our ice wall with our duty ice wall instructor and will both introcuce you to our wall, it’s features and our rules, and confirm that you are at the required standard to climb unsupervised.

Snow Factor / Ice Factor / AMI / IFMGA / UIGM / BMG

Existing Memberships

If you have a Snow Factor or Ice Factor membership, all you need to do is turn up and climb! You can climb for as long as we are open that day for just £10pp.

If you are a member of a professional association e.g. BMG and a competent ice climber you can sign in on a day rate (£15pp) after a quick induction from our Duty Instructor. You can then take out a Snow Factor Membership for a further £15 or continue to do the induction and full day rate each time you arrive if you prefer.

Even if you are a competent climber we still need to complete the induction to confirm you have the ability to climb adequately.

Please Note: Only qualified Snow Factor or Ice Factor staff may instruct on our Ice Wall for safety and insurance purposes.

Group discounts are available on a club basis.  Please email salesenquiries@snowfactor.com for more information.

For Unsupervised Climbers

Opening Times

  • Monday               13:30 – 21:00
  • Tuesday               CLOSED
  • Wednesday         CLOSED
  • Thursday             CLOSED
  • Friday                   13:30 – 21:00
  • Saturday              11:30 – 19:30
  • Sunday                 11:30 – 19:30

If you have 4 or more people who wish to use the Ice Wall outwith our opening times, please get in touch on 0141 885 7000 and our team can look into access on your desired date and time.

Key points to note

Ice Wall T&C’s

  • By making a booking you certify that you are a competent climber and can demonstrate that:
    • You can put on a climbing harness correctly
    • Attach a rope to the harness in a suitable climbing knot
    • Use a belay device to secure a falling climber and lower the climber from the ice wall
  • By making a booking you certify that to the best of your knowledge, do not suffer from a medical condition which might have the effect of making it more likely that you become involved in an accident which could result in injury to yourself or others
  • You understand that failure to exercise due care could result in injury or death
  • Any personal equipment used must meet our standards:
    • Boots must be B3 (fully rigid)
    • Crampons must be C2 or C3
    • Ice Axes must be technical winter climbing axes (with the hammer and adze capped with resistant stopper / material to prevent injury from bounce back)
    • Axes must be attached using leashes / clippers or springers
    • Please ask a member of staff if you are unsure that your kit is compliant
  • Helmets and gloves are mandatory for all wall based activities
  • All climbers new to Snow Factor are required to participate in an ice wall induction with one of our instructors.
  • If you have completed an induction at our sister site Ice Factor you are automatically inducted at Snow Factor.
Ice Wall FAQ’s

If you would prefer to speak to a human, we don’t blame you! our customer care team can be contacted on 0141 885 7000 or customercare@snowfactor.com and will be happy to assist you further