Taster Sessions


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Want to try climbing under the watchful eye of a nationally qualified instructor? Try this fun introductory session.

What is it?

A 1.5hr taster of roped climbing and bouldering (climbing without ropes above crash matting).

Who's it for?

Suitable for anyone age 14 years* or older.

* Parents of under 18s will need to contact the centre for the correct paperwork – those who arrive without the correct forms will not be allowed to climb and no refunds will be given.

What will I learn?

Strangley enough, not a lot. A taster session is just that, a taster. It's perfect for those people who just want to come along and have a go to see what it's all about.

If you want to actually learn how to boulder or understand the nitty gritty of how to climb with ropes then we recommend either a Roped Climbing for Beginners or Introduction to Bouldering course.

What will I do?

Your instructor will get you kitted up and introduce you to climbing with ropes. Then, try your hand at bouldering – the simplest and most accessible form of climbing, and the easiest way to get into the sport.

What do I need to bring?

Climbing shoes and all technical equipment are included. You just need to bring £1 (refundable) for a locker we recommend bringing some water (or buy a drink here).

What Should I Wear?

Basic gym wear is best. Please note that climbing walls get really hot in summer and a freezing in winter so dress appropriately.

How Much does It Cost?

The 90-minute session costs just £25.00.

What can I do after?

You must report to reception if you wish to carry on climbing without an instructor. You will need to pay for a climbing session and undertake an induction tour (over 18's only).

When do the sessions run?

Multiple times and dates available – look through the list below to choose your session.

Refund and Cancellation policy:

You must give 72 hours notice if you need to cancel or amend your booking. Cancellations within 72 hours from the course start date will not result in a refund, date changes or other amendments will not be granted.

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Latest Reviews

Fantastic and affable instructor, we had a great time!
3rd July 2022

It was a perfect taster session. The session covers bouldering, roping and auto-belay so I could see which path I am the most interested in. The instructor was so kind and answered all questions too. Highly recommended!
5th June 2022

It was a really good taster session, learned a lot and plenty of climbing time. Thank you!
9th May 2022

It was great! Thanks! Our instructor was super helpful, encouraging and full of useful info. We’ll be coming back for the beginners rope class soon.
7th May 2022

We loved our visit. The trainer was friendly and supportive, challenging us but not pushing too hard. The facilities were impressive and the whole thing felt safe. We will definitely be back!
15th February 2022