Due to cost pressures we have after some considerable delay increased our day entry prices, we thought it important to maintain our Membership price of £29 per month to allow our members the best value (in Scotland) for regular sessions, as long as we have a good take up we will be able to maintain this great price.
Increases from 1st April 2023: Adult Day £13 Concession Day £12 Junior Day £9
Maintained: Great value membership at £29 per month PLUS a 10% discount in the shop for members and Ropes courses for a members special price of £45 – giving our Boulder members a great reason to expand their skills and make use of all we have to offer.
Reduced: Our Lead climbing course is now great value at £45
New After school Kids Club Open Session Starting up After School on a Wednesday
Due to high demand we are running an additional Kids Club Open Session on a Wednesday afternoon from 4pm to 5pm. This session is ideal for kids age 7 and over to come and give climbing a try under the supervision of one of our instrucors . Click on the link below to book a session.
The 8mm Maillon Rapide link with the serial number A.19.04
The link is used in climbing and rope access as a semi permanent connection between other items.
DO YOU SELL ITEMS LIKE THIS?
We sell the Edelrid Ohm which has a similar link attached, we have checked our stock and all are ok according to the notice.
I HAVE PURCHASED AN OHM WHAT DO I DO?
Check the the serial number A.19.04 on the link attached to your Ohm against the notice in the link above, whether purchased here or elsewhere.
HAS THERE BEEN AN ACCIDENT?
No, this was an issue discovered at the factory
EQUIPMENT THAT IS USED FOR SAFETY WITHIN CLIMBING SHOULD BE REGULARLY INSPECTED
IDEALLY INSPECTED BEFORE EACH USE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANUFACTURERS GUIDANCE AND SHOULD BE CLEANED AND STORED ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURERS ADVICE.
WE ARE OPEN
Currently we are open for competent climbers and their guests
We are hoping to open up beginner and group sessions from the 17th May, assuming that the program of easing in Covid levels continues as planned
Kean Junior Climbers Access to Outdoor Climbing and Skills:
Through Climb Scotland’s Real Rock series junior climbers can pick up some of the skills needed to transition to outdoor climbing, full details / criteria / eligibility from the post below and Climb Scotland’s website.
We will be running bookable individual sessions as we will be under level 3 restrictions on opening
We hope that these restrictions will be rapidly relaxed and that we will be able to offer the full range of courses / sessions soon, we will update our media as soon as things open up
Sessions can now be booked on the website for:
Experienced Adult Climbers and their guests
Junior Climbers signed in by an experienced Adult
We are working on our options for Kids Clubs, Group Sessions and Courses so that we are ready as soon as possible
UPDATE Regarding Lockdown 2 (25th Feb 2021)
In the midst of our 2nd lockdown we hope you are all as well as could be expected.
Back in December we were all under the impression that 3 weeks would be the duration and we could start to re build and open up form there. How wrong we were. From this weeks announcement by the 1st Minister it looks likely we will be under full lockdown until the end of April (around 16 + weeks) and then progress to level 3 restrictions (we are familiar with from November and December) Beyond April we will keep our fingers crossed.
To all members who have been able to support the wall through keeping their memberships going whether for a few weeks or continued; we greatly appreciate your support, and equally understand that many of you may be in as much difficulty as ourselves and are unable to do so.
Our aim has always been to weather this storm and to keep the centre going for the future as near to what you have come to enjoy prior to Covid.
The current situation with AVW:
We have take what support is available from Government, both in grants and loans, unfortunately the grants available have not come close to covering our costs and we have been burdened with large loans and using personal finance to tide us through to opening. the furlough scheme, whilst supporting our staff through the crisis, leaves us at a very low level of staffing to keep up with the inevitable work that has to be continued towards opening.
Whilst we hope you can keep supporting AVW and we appreciate any support, we do not take it for granted and would remind you that you can opt to freeze at any time. We are happy to retro freeze memberships or refund fees if your circumstances have changed.
You can get in contact with Simon about freezing memberships or anything else by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe, keep fit; running seems to be a thing with staff, plus the inevitable finger board sessions, remember your core (yes that means sit ups and buries!) and flexibility.
We will be here to support you with your goals when we open up.
Simon and the Team
UPDATE Regarding Lockdown 2 (19th Jan 2021)
The whole of mainland Scotland was moved to Level 4 (Lockdown) on the 26th December 2020.
This closed all climbing walls.
At the end of December the reopening was forecast for the 18th Jan.
On Tuesday 19th Jan it was confirmed by the Scottish government that the lockdown would remain until at least Mid February.
Hopefully we will get some notice before the lockdown is relaxed; allowing us to work towards reopening the centre.
REDPOINT COMP 2
With us going in to lockdown prior to the end of December, we have made the decision to extend the end date for Comp 2 to the end of January, giving everyone a full month to try the problems.
We have updated the current standings on the comp page, if you still have your results sheet and wish us to add your results just forward a copy to email@example.com and we shall update the spreadsheet.
See you all in the new year,
Lockdown 2 info; as of Dec 26th 2020
The Scottish government is putting the whole of the Scottish mainland into tier 4 (Lockdown) for 3 weeks, starting 26th December.
This means that all Climbing Walls will be shut for the period.
We hope the 3 weeks will pass quickly for us all.
Thanks to all our users who have supported the wall since we opened at the end of August.
MEMBERSHIPS; All members have the option to freeze their memberships during the closed period if they wish. We do however ask you to consider supporting the wall by continuing your membership through the closure if you have the option to do so. Members wishing to freeze should email firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject ‘membership freeze’
Thanks for all your support have a happy Xmas and new year and we will see you next year!
Simon and the team
Results for the Red Point Boulder Comp are on the comp page.
New Family Bubble Sessions Available from 3rd October
We are currently waiting for the Scottish government to give us a date that we can work towards for re opening the centre.
Whilst we guess this will be either the latter half of July or beginning of August it is only a guess and we will let everyone know as soon as we have a date, hopefully that news should be forthcoming soon.
When we have a date we will publish any of the protocols / restrictions that may apply on opening to reduce the risks to all.
We hope to see you soon.
We have started a page on the website (along with posts on social media too), of stories both related to AVW, climbing and the local area. With the intension to inspire, enthuse and create a few smiles, we hope you enjoy.
1st up is a series of photos taken from Broughty Ferry beach, just 4 miles from AVW, and one of many spectacular places around Dundee.
AVERTICAL WORLD TEMPORARY CLOSURE
It is with great sadness that we will be closing AVW from today (Tue 17th March)
This is due to the recent rapid developments in the COVID-19 crisis.
This is the consensus with-in the industry regarding the right thing to do, as a step in the prevention of the rapid spread of COVID-19 and reducing pressures on the NHS.
We realise how this will effect our community and the importance AVW holds in your lives both climbing and socially. We wish to keep AVW alive through this crisis so that we can reopen the centre and preserve jobs for our valued employees.
If you have a Monthly / 6 month / Annual membership your pass will be frozen.
We do not have a system to do this immediately so we would ask for your patience, they will re-activate automatically when we reopen.
We will contact current bookings directly to hopefully plan a delay to the planned date.
SUPPORTING AVERTICAL WORLD
Please stay a member – We are asking all current pass holders not to cancel their memberships but to stick with the freeze. This will be of considerable help towards AVW’s survival.
We are supporting our staff on this and you will realise that as this has happened so quickly there may be staff who are not up to speed with regards to the current situation, please be patient.
If you leave a message we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
PLEASE LOOKOUT FOR EACH OTHER
We are all together in this extraordinary event and supporting each other will play a big role in the weeks ahead.
NEW MOON BOARD SETS ARE A HIT
The new Moon Board Sets with a larger coverage of holds have been a very popular refresh.
If you haven’t tried them yet, down load the app and have a go, there are hundreds of problems to have a go at, with new ones added regularly.
NEW OLYMPICS PAGE
Check out our new Olympics page, an outline to the Olympic events coming this summer, we will be adding more info to this page as events progress: watch our Olympic page
COMPETITION RESULTS ARE IN
FUN BOULDERING COMP RESULTS are Below plus on the Comp page.
We can all look forward to the challenge of completing the new problems from Comp 4 and the new problems that will be appearing over the next week or two to refresh the sets.
Results for rounds 1, 2 & 3 of our Fun Boulder Comp Series:
This season’s fun comps kick off on Friday 1st November
If you haven’t visited us since August please complete the Bouldering Registration on the Comp page to save time when you arrive for the comp.
The full list of FUN Boulder Comps this Season:
A FEW PHOTOS FROM LAST SEASON’S COMP
All photos by Kieran Duncan www.kieranjduncan.com
24th April: Our New holds have arrived and are now being put to good use.
Over the next week lots of new boulders will be added. The colours have changed to so check out the new colour chart.
The 3rd round of our fun boulder comp series takes place this Friday 1st February. Entry can be on the day and the comp opens at 5pm with finish at 9.15pm and results usually around 9.45pm
Bouldering and some lead climbing areas may have restrictions during Friday to allow for the setting to take place.