We welcome young climbers to our centre.

Climbers aged 14-17 may climb unsupervised following successful completion of an assessment with a member of staff.

Under 14s must be directly supervised at all times by an assessed Adult Bouldering Supervisor.

 

Experienced 14-17 year old climbers

Climbers aged 14-17 may climb unsupervised following successful completion of an assessment with a member of staff.

Parents and experienced 14-17 year olds must read the information below, complete the registration form, and contact us (01223 77 88 10) to organise an assessment. Assessments must be booked in advance.

Assessments

Assessments are conducted by a member of staff. They last around 30 minutes during which a member of staff will assess the climber's competency to boulder unsupervised. Before attending an assessment, please read and complete our 14-17 Unsupervised Bouldering Assessment form. This should be completed by the junior and parent.

They are available:

  • Monday-Friday: 1400-1700
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1100-1400

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.

Supervised Under 18 climbers

Under 18 climbers can climb under the direct supervision of an Adult who has completed our Bouldering Supervisor assessment. Up to 2 Under 18s may be supervised by each Bouldering Supervisor.

Bouldering supervisor assessment

Adult supervisors should have at least 5 sessions bouldering experience or have completed an induction course with a member of staff. The bouldering supervisor assessment is a short questionnaire, followed by a feedback session. To book an assessment call Reception on 01223 77 88 10.

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.