ADULT COURSES and SESSIONS

TASTER SESSIONS

An opportunity for novices (16+ years) to have an introduction to indoor climbing. Afterwards, if you wish you can consider booking on to our Beginners Course.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening we run a one hour session from 6.30-7.30pm (minimum 2 attendees required).

Cost: £20 per person. All equipment is included.


ROPES COURSE

The aim of the Ropes Course is to train participants to be safe and competent indoor rope climbers capable of registering as independent unsupervised users of Avertical World and other indoor climbing centres. The course comprises one 2&1/4 hour session.

Every Monday and Friday evening from 6.30-8.45pm we run these sessions, starting with an introduction or a reminder, followed by instruction in safe belay practice.

The course includes all equipment (shoes, harness and helmet) and instruction is at a maximum 4:1 ratio.

Cost: £50. Participants  get a free 6 months basic centre membership (value £13.50) giving discounted entry.

LEAD CLIMBING

Ideal for those wishing to explore lead climbing and develop the skills necessary when lead climbing and lead belaying indoors.

The course comprises two and a 1/4 hours of training.

The lead climbing course will run on a maximum ratio of 4:1, minimum ratio 2:1. If the ratio is 4:1 the session will be two and a half hours.

We can run this course at a time to suit you. Please book at reception.

Cost: £50 per person. 

Note: (a minimum of two people are required for us to run this course). 

Climbers must be confident climbing at 6a+ on top ropes to attend the course.


GROUPS AND PARTIES

Whether it's a birthday, work, stag or hen do, or a group who wish to arrange our Taster Session at a more suitable time.

Session length is typically one and a half hours.

Equipment is included (shoes, helmet, harness).

Cost: £84 per group of up to six, larger groups and either longer or shorter sessions are available upon request. Times subject to availability.


PARENT SUPERVISOR

Teaches the skills necessary (knots, equipment and belaying) for parents to bring their children indoor climbing without actually climbing themselves. Run at a time to suit. 2&1/4 hour session and your children will be required to attend to facilitate your learning. All equipment is included.

Cost: £50 for 1 Adult (maximum of 2 children). £75 for 2 Adults (maximum of 2 children).

COACHING SESSIONS

Developing your full climbing potential holds many rewards. We offer focused coaching sessions at a low ratio, typically 1:1 or 1:2. Aimed at improving your climbing, whether it's learning to climb overhangs, planning a training programme for a long term goal or moving up a grade, we can help you on your way!

Costs: 1:1 £30 for one hour. 2:1 £28 for one hour per person.

Other times and ratios are available on request.


ABSEILING

Abseil tuition can be provided using the Centre's purpose-built abseil platform. Whether you are booked on a charity abseil or heading for Skye to climb the Inaccessible Pinnacle we can set you up with the skills and confidence required. A typical session would be one hour long.

Cost: £40 per person (includes use of all equipment).

Note: to access our abseil platform an easy climb is necessary.


TRAINING FOR OUTDOORS

A lot of knowledge can be learned about outdoor climbing at the climbing wall. Topics covered include: Trade techniques, lowering from the top, gear choice, racking, venues, suitable anchors and safety. A typical session would last one hour.

Cost: £42 per person.

COMMON QUESTIONS

WHAT CLOTHING SHOULD WE WEAR?

  • We recommend T shirt, fleece and stretchy/loose fitting trousers or track suit bottoms.
  • We do not recommend shorts as the climbing surfaces have a rough texture and knees can get rubbed.
  • All climbers wear our indoor climbing shoes which are designed to make climbing easy and fun (they are made of similar rubber to racing car tyres, to give the maximum grip!).
  • If climbers have long hair or glasses we recommend a tie back.
  • Please leave jewellery, watches etc at home as they will need to be removed before climbing.

CAN I CHANGE A BOOKING TIME / DATE OR GROUP SIZE?

  • Yes, call us to check that your new date or time is available.
  • Yes , again call us to let us know as soon as your group size changes, we ask that you give us as much notice as possible as staff will have been booked for your session and if additional staff are required this can be difficult at short notice.