Under 18s are more than welcome to our centre! We find that children aged ~8 or more can engage and enjoy climbing at the centre. If wanting to bring younger children, we have you make you aware that the routes and holds in the centre are not catered to those younger children, and we recommend that they would benefit and enjoy the sensation of climbing at Clip and Climb, located around the corner from us.
All under 18s must be registered to climb. - please see the grey section below.
If you are:
- Under 14 / inexperienced - you must be directly supervised at all times by an assessed Adult Bouldering Supervisor.
- Experienced and 14-17 - you may climb unsupervised following successful completion of an assessment with a member of staff. This must be booked in advance.
Please carefully read the flowchart below for guidance towards the registration process for younger climbers. Below the flowchart you can find our safety video and registration forms.
Step 1: Watch our Induction Video
Step 2: Read our Conditions of Use and Rules
We have a few rules that all climbers must follow while at our centre. Read them below.
Step 3: Register online
Complete our short registration form online for free, or register at the centre. This is required for all Adults and Under 18s.
Under 18 climbers can only climb under the direct supervision of an Experienced adult who has completed our Bouldering Supervisor assessment. The minimum recommended level of experience before completing the assessment form is having done 5 indoor sessions or an induction tailored towards supervising Under 18s.
Up to 2 Under 18s may be supervised by each Bouldering Supervisor.
Bouldering supervisor assessment
Adult supervisors are required to fill out a bouldering supervisor assessment. The bouldering supervisor assessment is a short questionnaire, followed by a feedback session. The supervisor should be comfortable climbing and be aware of their children's safety.
Adult supervisor assessments do not require booking and can be completed at entry to the centre.
Please read, print and complete our Bouldering Supervisor Form to save time at the centre. At the centre we will review the form and discuss any questions you may have. We may also observe while you supervise your junior.
Experienced 14-17 year old climbers
Climbers aged 14-17 may climb unsupervised following successful completion of an assessment with a member of staff.
Assessments are conducted by a member of staff. They last around 20 minutes during which a member of staff will assess the climber's competency to boulder unsupervised. This involves a short questionnaire which can be filled out the centre or prior to your arrival, and a short observation of the young climber on the wall by a member of staff.
The minimum recommended level of experience before completing the assessment form is having done 5 indoor sessions or an induction tailored towards supervising Under 18s.
You can read and complete our 14-17 Unsupervised Bouldering Assessment form prior to your arrival. This should be completed by the junior.
There is a fee of £5 for the assessment per climber.
14-15 year old climbers: A parent / legal guardian must attend the assessment
16-17 year old climbers: Parents are not required to attend the assessment. We may call the parent / legal guardian to confirm their understanding / acceptance of the Conditions of Use and Rules.