WELCOME

We are OPEN

COVID UPDATE 27th Dec 2021

Given the changing guidance we are receiving from the Scottish Government:

Social distancing of 1 metre has been re-introduced

  • How does this effect AVW?

We have re-introduced capacity limits for all areas within the centre.

  • Does this mean I have to book?

Currently we are not reaching capacity and therefore you do not have to book.

We are monitoring capacity on an hourly basis and may have to introduce limited booking for busy periods if we reach capacity.

  • When are you busy?

We are normally busy Tue, Wed, Thu evenings between 6 & 8pm, up to mid January we are not likely to be as busy during these times.

All the existing measures that we have been asking customers to adhere to are still in place:

  • Respect 1 metre social distancing
  • Bring a mask and wear it at all times, it may be dropped whilst you are on the wall and should be raised again as soon as you touch the matting.
  • Sanitise your hands on arrival and regularly during your visit.
  • Do not visit if you are un-well or have been in contact with a person suspected of having Covid

Holiday times: Open as normal apart from;

We will be CLOSED Friday 24th Dec, Saturday 25th Dec, Friday 31st Dec, Saturday 1st January.

We will update our guidance subject to the ongoing changes from the Scottish Government

  • We have removed the booking option for experienced climbers and boulderers
  • MASKS are still obligatory whilst you are NOT climbing, so please remember your’s
  • ‘Give People Space’ is the new mantra, which makes total sense for climbing so lets do this
  • Ventilation, we will be maintaining our enhanced ventilation, this will affect the indoor temperature during the winter months both upstairs and in the bouldering, please bring appropriate clothing / hats etc.
  • If you’d like to avoid busier times you can phone us to get an update or we suggest avoiding Tue, Wed, Thu evenings.
  • Group bookings UPDATE (Dec 21) The Scottish Government has asked households to restrict their gatherings to 3 households or less, with this in mind we are asking all groups booking to consider this restriction, we will update when this is removed.

ALL Novice rope climbers / Groups Do need to book.

Novice boulderers DO NOT need to book though there are some limitations

(subject to changes in Scottish government conditions)

We are Tayside’s only dedicated indoor climbing centre. Located in the centre of Dundee near the universities and easily accessed by all methods of transport.

We are open seven days a week and offer climbing facilities (bouldering, top roping, leading) for all ability levels. Our experienced and friendly staff are always happy to help and can run courses to suit all ages (from 7 years upwards).

GIFTS FOR CLIMBERS

 THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE!

MEMBERSHIPS – Buy a membership for a friend or family member and let them activate it when they are ready. The best value gift for keen climbers.

GIFT VOUCHERS – Buy a Gift Voucher for your chosen amount and they can spend it on anything at Avertical World, from courses, sessions, coaching or in the equipment shop.

TO BOOK A 1 HOUR SESSIONS WITH INSTRUCTOR:

  • For Families
  • For Kids 6yrs+
  • For Adult groups
    • Up to 4 participants per instructor
    • All instruction & equipment included
    • Cost £60
    • Group bookings UPDATE (Dec 21) The Scottish Government has asked households to restrict their gatherings to 3 households or less, with this in mind we are asking all groups booking to consider this restriction, we will update when this is removed.

THE OPTION TO BOOK SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE NOW FOR:

WE ARE NOW OFFERING: Family Sessions / Kids Party Sessions / Taster / Ropes / Lead Courses (All these must be Pre Booked)

  • Group bookings UPDATE (Dec 21) The Scottish Government has asked households to restrict their gatherings to 3 households or less, with this in mind we are asking all groups booking to consider this restriction, we will update when this is removed.

If you are new to Avertical World you SHOULD pre-register prior to visiting

PRE REGISTER HERE

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WHAT’S INDOOR CLIMBING ALL ABOUT?

You make have seen the climbing at the Tokyo Olympics and be keen to give it a try.

All those Olympians will have started off at a centre similar to Avertical World and we have UK & Scottish team members regularly using the centre for their training as well as novice sessions running most days, see you soon!

Indoor climbing is great exercise, builds stamina, strength and skills, it’s exciting as well!

We have two main forms of indoor climbing these are:

BOULDERING: Low level climbing above crash mats, without ropes, exciting, easily accessible and suitable for beginners through to experts, young and old, We have hundreds of ‘problems’ to test yourself against! There are lots of challenges.

ROPED CLIMBING: Our higher walls stretch from just 5 metres high to over 10 metres in length. There are three forms of roped climbing:

  • Top Roping which involves a climber (you!) and a belayer.
  • Auto Belays which use a bit of mechanical ‘magic’ to automatically lower you down from the climb for your next try.
  • Lead Climbing is a more advanced form of rope work where the climber clips their rope as they climb, this is one of the techniques used outdoors.