Full briefing on safety and basic climbing techniques
Practise the basics of rock climbing and abseiling
Hire of all climbing equipment and boots included
This is the perfect way to try out rock climbing, even if you're a complete stranger to crampons. Using a state-of-the-art indoor climbing wall, you'll learn the ropes without any chance of your climb being ruined by downpours or midge attacks. First off you'll be briefed on safety and basic climbing techniques, before you learn the fundamentals of abseiling including how to tie in, belay, and the moves you need to scale the aretes, slabs, overhangs and grooves on your way to the top - all with constant encouragement and supervision from your expert instructors. You're in for a challenging, exciting and fun time - and you'll be amazed at what you can achieve.
9am to 10pm, seven days a week. Allow at least four weeks advance notice for weekend bookings. Book during off-peak periods (weekdays, excluding bank holidays, from March to July and September to January) and get an extra 20 minutes' climbing free.
Minimum age is seven. Parental consent is required for under 16's. There are no weight or height restrictions. Please be aware that you are required to sign and complete a disclaimer on the day before you can participate in your experience.
Your experience will last for about one and a half hours, including briefings, kit issue and a minimum of one hour 15 minutes in the rock bay. Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure a prompt start.
Numbers on the Day
A 6:1 ratio of clients to instructors gives the best input and most climbing.
Spectators are welcome and can watch from a special viewing area. There is a cafe serving hot and cold drinks and a selection of food.
Please wear tight-fitting sportswear if you have it. Hire of all climbing equipment including footwear is included.
At 1,200 square metres, this is the UK's highest articulated rock climbing wall, featuring a variety of angles to suit beginner and intermediate climbers.