Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are unable to offer our usual range of instruction. We are currently putting together carefully re-modelled, COVID-secure sessions for families and friends, available to book from August. More information here.
If you are fairly new to climbing and you wish to give roped climbing a go, you have a couple of options;
You can be supervised by a friend who is an experienced, competent climber themselves (and 18+) or you can book yourself onto one of our instructed sessions.
What is a competent climber?
This is someone who has been climbing for a while and can demonstrate to our desk staff that have the necessary skills and experience to safely use the roped walls.
Can I just go and use the auto-belays?
Because all our auto-belays are located in a busy lead wall there are still many hazards you might encounter. You will still need a level of experience in order to keep yourself (and others) safe in that environment.
Ok it sounds like I need to be with an instructor. What can I book?
Taster sessions are a great way of having a go on lots of what we have to offer at the centre. These cost £22 for adults and last for 90 minutes. These are available during holidays and occasionally at weekends.
Beginners Drop In sessions are a great way to learn the ropes and build on any experience you might already have. Expect to need around 3-4 sessions to get up to speed and to get signed off to be able to use the roped areas unsupervised. Once you are signed off, you can supervise up to 2 novices or children in these areas.
Private sessions are the perfect way for your group or family to learn some skills, either as a one off or as a series of sessions and can be tailored exactly to your requirements. To discuss further, please call the Centre.