JUNIOR CLIMBING 

After School And Weekend Clubs

A 6-Weekly programme designed to take your child from beginner to independent climber

Each 75 minute session is led by a qualified climbing coach. Covering safe use of the centre, climbing technique, and basic training to keep them safe, fit, and injury free

Our Junior Coaching Programme is the next step for young climbers who are looking to learn and improve in a safe and encouraging environment

Personal progression is our key outcome achieved through a structured coaching plan derived from the National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme (NIBAS) and National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS)

(Minimum age 8)

Bouldering or Roped Climbing?

Roped Climbing: Climbing with ropes can be done indoors and usually involves two people, but it can also be done in a group. The person climbing the "route" is tied to a rope controlled by another person. Controlling the rope is called belaying and the person controlling the rope is the belayer.

Bouldering: Bouldering is a form of climbing usually practised on small rocks and boulders, on artificial outdoor climbing structures, or at indoor walls. As the climber doesn't go very high (hence, no need for ropes) it can be possible to jump back down, though it is recommended where possible to "downclimb" in order to descend as safely as possible.

 

 

The 6 week development clubs start on the week commencing 6th September 2021. 

JUNIOR CLIMBING : Frequently Asked Questions

No. Our Intro Courses are perfect for both newcomers and those with previous climbing experience who want a more comprehensive refresher. If you have never climbed before, however, it may be beneficial to book a Taster Session first.

Depending on what type of session you are taking part in will determine how many climbs you get. With our Taster Sessions we will give you as many opportunities as possible to climb, our more instructional sessions will focus on safety and techniques alongside climbing. It all depends on how confident you feel too, our instructors won't force you to the top but gently encourage to where you are comfortable.

We have a mixture of climbs and challenges suitable for all ages. If you want to get to the top, we’re sure you will be able to. Our instructors will not push you or your children further than they want to go; ‘the top’ will come with confidence.

We have a maximum working ratio of 1 to 8, however, most courses operate on a maximum 1 to 6. We feel this offers increased value for money and time on the wall. Ultimately, instructors have the final say and will make changes if they feel necessary.