FAMILY and JUNIOR SESSIONS

The Family Session is an instructor lead session for up to 4 people.

Sessions are 1 hour in duration.

The session will be based from our main floor and may include Roped Climbing, Auto Belays and Bouldering.

Minimum age of participants 5+yrs (at least 1 adult must participate).

Costs £60.

Booking adult must complete our group booking form prior to arrival.

Session availability can be checked from the booking page HERE

Sessions for larger groups are available by phoning reception on 01382 201901

GROUPS AND PARTIES

Book a party at Avertical World for an exciting indoor adventure all year round.

These sessions are normally for a group of up to 4 per instructor for a one hour session. For ages 7 years plus.

Costs:

  • £60 for one hour (max group size up to 4).
  • £120 for one hour with two instructors (max group size up to 8).
  • Larger groups can be accommodated.

These prices include all equipment (shoes harness and helmet).

Times are subject to availability, for enquiries Please E-mail info@averticalworld.co.uk or call 01382 201901 (11am-5pm Monday-Friday)

Refreshments and seating area are available at the centre.

FAMILY SESSIONS

Families can book a session for a mixed group of adults and children.

Cost per group of up to 4:1

One hour £60. (max group size 4).

One hour £120 with two instructors. (max group size 8).

Larger groups can be accommodated.

Sessions include all equipment (shoes, harness and helmet).

Times are subject to availability.

Refreshments are available at the centre.

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 hours session and your children will be required to attend to facilitate your learning. All equipment is included.

Cost: £75 for 1 Adult (maximum of 2 children). £95 for 2 Adults (maximum of 2 children).

KIDS CLUB SESSIONS

JUNIOR CLIMBER SESSIONS

Details for our junior climbers programme.

Running regular junior group sessions every week for Juniors 7yrs and older, where they join a group session run by one of our instructors.

We will be running a program of sessions through the holidays, please contact reception for full details.

1 – OPEN SESSIONS A great ‘Introduction / Taster’ to climbing,  It is recommended that these sessions are booked in advance to guarantee a space.  Sessions Wednesday (4pm-5pm), Saturdays and Sundays (10.15am), 1hr long. Bookable online, Max 2 places bookable, if you wish to book 3+ kids please booking a group session (not Kids Club) which is also available online.

Cost £16.50 per session, including kit .

Regulars are encouraged to join the Beginners Block of sessions and progress through the NICAS scheme.

OPEN KIDS CLUB SESSION Book Here

2 – BEGINNERS BLOCK SESSIONS For regular junior climbers this is the best option. They run through term times and are bookable as a block of lessons, available Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10.15am. The group will work through the NICAS level 1 with the centres instructors developing their skills, attendance is therefore recommended. Additional climbing activities such as abseiling, prussiking and slack lining will also be included in the programme.

These sessions are bookable online. the next block is normally open to book at the end of the previous term.

Cost payable as a block, equivalent to £14.00 per session including kit. (No refunds for un-attended sessions)

BEGINNERS KIDS CLUB BLOCK BOOK HERE

3 – INTERMEDIATE BLOCK SESSIONS For regular junior climbers this is the best option, The group will work through the NICAS levels 2 & 3 with the centres instructors developing their skills, regular attendance is therefore recommended. Additional climbing activities such as abseiling, prussiking and slack lining will also be included in the programme.

These sessions are bookable online though places are available by INVITE ONLY, once the appropriate skills have been gained and agreed with the instructors. Previous Intermediate attendees can book this block when available.

Bookable as a term time block, length dependent on the term.. Bookings for the next term normally open in the last week of the previous term, full details from reception. Kit included. Sessions run Saturday Sunday, 1hr long.

Cost payable as a block, equivalent to £14.00 per session including kit. (No refunds for un-attended sessions)

INTERMEDIATE KIDS CLUB BLOCK BOOK HERE

4 – ADVANCED BLOCK SESSIONS These sessions are offered to our most experienced junior climbers when the staff feel they are ready to progress. They will be climbing confidently at 6b, have attained NICAS level 3 and present a mature attitude to their own climbing and those around them. Additionally, they must be willing to participate in both lead climbing and lead belaying, understanding the increased risks involved in this. Initially those invited shall work through an 8 week block, progressing towards NICAS level 4. Bookable as a term time block, length dependent on the term. Cost payable as a block, equivalent to £14 per session, ratio 4:1. Bookings for the next term normally open in the last week of the previous term, full details from reception. At this stage it is recommended that participants have their own shoes and harness (advice is available from staff).

Offered on a Wednesday afternoon at 4.30pm

Advanced blocks are only available to book at reception and normally by Invite, Participant and Parent/ Guardian must attend reception in order to book this block.

Cost payable as a block, equivalent to £14.00 per session. (No refunds for un-attended sessions)

COACHING SESSIONS

Developing your full potential as a climber 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 £40 for one hour. additional person (2:1 ratio) £60 for one hour.

Max ratio of 2:1 for coaching sessions.

Other times and ratios are available on request.

NICAS – NATIONAL INDOOR CLIMBING AWARD SCHEME

The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme is a national proficiency scheme to develop and accredit the skills of indoor climbing. It is designed to develop climbing skills on artificial climbing walls. There are five awards of increasing technical skill and responsibility which are open to climbers aged 7 years and up.

Candidates register with Avertical World for the scheme and are issued with a log book. They then attend training, continue to gain experience and record this in their log book. Avertical World staff will then carry out assessments and issue national certificates on behalf of NICAS.

Registration costs: £7.50 total for levels 1 to 3 and £7.50 total for levels 4 to 5.

(Clip folders available at an extra cost)

Levels are:

  • Foundation climber
  • Top Rope climber
  • Technical climber
  • Lead climber
  • Advanced climber

Further information is available from centre staff and www.nicas.co.uk

COMMON QUESTIONS:

MY CHILD IS UNDER 7, CAN THEY COME CLIMBING?

Yes, but there are some limitations:

A Family session is generally fine from 5 yrs upwards.
Experienced parents/climbers can sign in younger children if they think they will enjoy the experience.
Mixed age groups can be a challenge to manage (as parents will know). We recommend smaller group sizes if this is likely to be part of the make up of your group.
Kids MUST be 7 years plus to attend our Kids Club sessions and Kids Party groups.

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 surface 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.

CAN MY EXPERIENCED CHILD CLIMB INDEPENDENTLY AT THE CENTRE?

Kids under 14 years of age need to be supervised by either an experienced adult climber or a centre instructor at all times within the centre.
If they are supervised by an experienced adult they can use the centre at any time we are open.
From 14 years of age experienced young climbers can climb independently once they have completed a Junior Registration Form, you as the parent / guardian have completed the Consent Form agreeing to this and presented it in person. Additionally, centre staff will verify their competence before issuing their Junior Registration Card.