Young climbers clubs

Our youth climbing courses start with courses for complete beginners, where we teach the basics of the sport. Our clubs then take them through several stages, each improving their climbing and safety skills, leading to them becoming independent climbers for life.

Please contact the centre for term dates.

Rock Hoppers Club (4 - 7 years)

A great way for those aged between 4 and 7 years old to start their climbing career! The main emphasis is having fun, playing lots of games and achieving challenges on the bouldering walls. There will also be one or two roped climbs each session. During each session there will be an opportunity to complete a challenge to win a sticker for the climbers' own Rock Hoppers sticker sheet.

  • Alternate Sunday afternoons 3.45pm to 4.45pm
  • £12.50 per session, payable each term in advance
  • All remaining sessions in the term must be paid for at the time of booking
Barnacles Club (7 - 10 years)

For those aged 7 to 10 years old. Sessions will involve plenty of roped climbing, climbing games and bouldering. Every 3 weeks, club members will be able to work towards our own Barnacles Climbing and Safety Certificates, which help develop their climbing ability and confidence. These courses are run every week and individuals can join at any time, having completed an introductory course and subject to availability.

  • £49.58 per month Direct Debit or £175 per quarter
  • Sundays 9am to 10.45am
Limpets club (10 - 18 years)

The Limpets club is suitable for those aged 10 to 18 and follows the National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS) with club members working towards the five levels of certification as part of the club sessions.

NICAS is designed to give participants an exciting and structured introduction to climbing and then develop each individual to become a competent and accomplished climber. Climbers record their progress through the scheme, logging climbs, belays and boulder problems that they need to complete for each level of the award.

The five levels of the award are:

  • level 1 Foundation climber
  • level 2 Top rope climber
  • level 3 Technical climber
  • level 4 Lead climber
  • level 5 Advanced climber

We now have two sessions on Sunday which are

  • level 2: 2pm to 3.30pm
  • level 3: 11am to 12.45pm

Pricing is £49.58 monthly Direct Debit or £175 per quarter