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Weekend Beginners


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Please note from 8th September onwards these courses will no longer run. They will be replaced by our Roped Climbing for Beginners Course and Introduction to Bouldering Course.

Our Beginners Course offers new climbers the perfect introduction to indoor climbing. During this 6 hour course you will learn about:

  • the basics of movement: footwork, balance, body position, efficiency
  • rope handling and essential knots
  • harnesses and how to fit them
  • how to set up a belay system and ground anchor
  • basic climbing equipment


As well as equipping you with fundamental skills, the course is designed to build confidence and give you the opportunity to draw on the extensive knowledge of one of our experienced instructors.


The course consists of two sessions, one on Saturday, one on Sunday. Each session is three hours in length. The course runs at various times, please check the current availability. (Please note that it is not possible to split your sessions across different weekends, nor is it possible to choose different start times for each day.)  Please check times when booking.

The age limit for participants is 14 years old. Anyone under 18 should contact the centre before making a booking to ensure the correct consent forms are sent out. These forms must be signed by a legal parent or guardian and handed in to reception at the start of the course. Young people who turn up without the form or with the form filled out incorrectly will not be allowed to take part and no refunds will be given.

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Latest Reviews

Really enjoyed both days, instruction was clear, there was plenty of difference in both days classes. All the staff were very helpful and friendly, would recommend the beginners class to anyone looking to get into climbing.
12th August 2018

Friendly instructor who gave clear advice. The facility was a bit busier because of the ongoing works which was the only down side. We had a lot of fun and would recommend.
12th August 2018

The course was really good! Nicole was super nice and friendly, and also very professional! It's def a great intro and I feel much more confident trying out climbing after doing it, especially with my friend who also did the course. Nicole also gave us tips on techniques and lots of anecdotes which are invaluable to true beginners! Overall a great experience.
6th August 2018

It was fun and at an appropriate pace where I could keep up and also practice! I feel like I learnt the necessary skills well. The only fault was the tablets used for registration; they were very slow and crashed a few times.
30th July 2018

I really enjoyed the course and have a new love for rock climbing! Matt was a great instructor! Will defo be coming back and recommending this place! Thanks!
30th July 2018

Couldn't have wished for a better instructor than Matt! He was lovely, approachable and very knowledgeable. He would always make sure everyone felt safe and comfortable. Highly recommend it! Thanks for a wonderful weekend :)
29th July 2018

Great course, thanks Ethan (sp.)!
29th July 2018

Instructor was excellent! She took time to explain all the details and patiently clarified all the queries. The facilities in the area were in superb condition and I felt very comfortable doing all the activities. Overall excellent!
17th June 2018