Climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK at the moment. Whether you want to take your first steps towards becoming a competent climber, dip your toe into the world of "real rock" or simply want to "try something new", our taster session will be perfect. Simply enjoy some time going up and down the rock face in a friendly and relaxed environment. Whether with friends, family or on your own, our instructors will take care of you, so you don't have to worry about "knowing the ropes".
Upcoming open sessions:
None at this time
None whatsoever. A sense of adventure helps and if you have been climbing before we can challenge you a bit, but if this is your first time you will be equally fine.
What can you expect?
Enjoy the thrill of climbing on natural rock. Reconnect with nature in a very special way and enjoy it from a completely different angle than you are used to.
After the usual introductions, safety brief and warm up your instructor will kit you up and team you up into suitable groups. Our favourite system for running these sessions is known in the industry as "bell ringing". This system allows all participants to be active at the same time, fosters team spirit and helps us to control "the masses" while ensuring everybody's safety. Depending on the group dynamic, size and composition your instructor may decide to use other methods.
As outdoor climbing is at the mercy of the weather, the exact programme on the day will depend on many factors. While we fully understand that spirits may be drowned by particularly wet weather, rain has rarely stopped climbing completely in this country. We will liaise with you ahead of time if we fear this may become the case given the forecast.
Our outdoor taster session is perfect if you are a bit nervous about climbing, don't know whether you will like it or simply want a nice afternoon out doing something a bit different. If you've climbed a lot indoors before and want to dip your toes into outdoor climbing we would recommend our guided sessions instead.
What do you need to bring?
As we will be exposed to the weather it is essential that you are prepared for this. We issue minimum kit lists when you book, and be prepared for a minimum of warm layers, a waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes. We supply all essential safety equipment, but do not have climbing shoes available for use outdoors.