Coronavirus protocol

In line with guidance from our industry trade bodies, a number of changes will be made to the bouldering for the foreseeable future as part of our fight against the re-resurgence of Coronavirus:

  • Enhanced bio-security measures put in place on entry and exit to the building
  • A one way system will be put in place – after the session, customers will be required to leave via the Fire Exit at the rear of the building
  • No payment on arrival – pre-booked and pre-paid sessions only – supervised sessions will be 45 minutes long, while independent boulderers will have 2 hours (or 3 hours if part of an open climbing session)
  • Anybody that is unwell must stay away. If we suspect that a member of the group is unwell, the whole group will be refused entry to the building (as we assume that group members have already interacted socially). No refunds will be given under this circumstance.
  • All competent boulderers over the age of 12 must register (U18s need parental consent) and successfully complete a competency assessment prior to bouldering. Please ensure that you purchase the correct “competent” ticket or “novice” ticket – refunds will not be given if a person who self-declares themselves to be competent subsequently fails the competency assessment
  • Our capacity is limited by the amount of floor space available. Please do not bring additional spectators
  • Rental equipment is not available

When we re-open after Coronavirus, we will have a new activity for you to play on! You can keep track of progress in our gallery page here

ready2climb: a £D Sketchuip render of a bouldering area

Supervised Bouldering Sessions

Bouldering is great activity for kids and adults and it’s really inclusive. Our supervised sessions are designed for ages 4 up to 12, but anybody can join in – we’ll keep you entertained!

No experience is necessary and these sessions are ideal for those wanting to give bouldering a try without committing too much time or money.

Supervised bouldering sessions are 45 minutes long with approximately 40 minutes of bouldering time. The sessions run periodically over the course of a weekend. Weekday bookings can be made subject to prior arrangement.

Outdoor shoes are not permitted in the Bouldering zone. You can rent a pair of Climbing shoes for £1.50 per pair or why not bring a pair of indoor only plimsolls. Bare-foot climbing is not permitted.

Climbing chalk is routinely used in the bouldering zone – hand hygiene is important as it’s a laxative!

Parent & Toddler Bouldering Sessions

ready2climb: a large bouncy castle themed to look like a tipper truck

During the week, we run specific parent and toddler sessions for pre-school age children. No experience is necessary. As well as the bouldering, we can inflate our Bouncy Truck and the mini-golf is available too.

Toddlers need to wear indoor shoes such as plimsolls. Outdoor shoes are not permitted in the Bouldering zone.

Open Bouldering Sessions

If you simply want to boulder, then these are for you. For a quieter bouldering session, we suggest that you avoid change-over times and supervised session times.

Adults

Adults can boulder independently in open sessions after successful completion of a Full Induction Course (suitable for someone who has never bouldered before) or successful completion of a competency assessment and subsequent registration.

For our existing adult registered climbers, we will be running a number of 2 hour tutorials covering a number of bouldering specific skills and will include a re-registration fee and competency assessment

Youngsters

All U18s need to have some form of supervision from a competent adult. The extent of that supervision depends on the age of the youngster

Ages 16 – 17

Young adults between the ages of 16 and 17 can boulder in open sessions after successful completion of a Full Induction Course or successful demonstration of their competence and subsequent registration.

A Responsible Adult must sign their consent prior to bouldering and remain on site to enable oversight of the activity.

Ages 12 – 15

Youths between the ages of 12 and 15 can boulder in open sessions after successful completion of a Full Induction Course that a parent must also complete. After the Full Induction Course, both the parent and the youth must register.

A Responsible Adult must sign their consent prior to bouldering and remain on site to enable oversight of the activity.

Ages 4 – 11

Children between the ages of 4 and 11 can boulder in open sessions alongside a competent, registered adult who is also bouldering.

A competent registered adult can supervise up to 2 novices unless the family household unit consists of 3 children.

Bouldering Induction

Full Induction Course

The full induction course is a pre-booked 45 minute session that identifies the risks and benefits of bouldering. It starts with warm-up techniques and then considers the risks of falling and the risks of other people present in the bouldering zone. The rental of climbing shoes is included for all participants. After successful completion of the full induction course, successful participants can register as competent boulderers with no additional cost.

Competency Assessment

ready2climb has a duty of care to ensure that climbers wishing to use our facilities independently can do so safely. We achieve this with a self-declaration on a registration form and a subsequent Competency Assessment.

Although the Competency Assessment is not intended as an exam, anybody who cannot complete it satisfactorily must book onto a Full Induction Course and will not be able to boulder independently until the Full Induction Course has been successfully completed.

Competent climbers over the age of 16 may register and conduct a bouldering induction as part of their overall Competency Assessment.

Competent boulderers over the age of 16 may register and conduct a bouldering induction ONLY as part of their Competency Assessment – boulderers do not need to know how to fit harnesses and tie in.

Booking Options

Please choose the appropriate booking option below. Each schedule is managed separately, so if you have any queries about the correct option, please contact us BEFORE you book as mistakes made after booking are harder to rectify

Supervised Bouldering Session (or fun climbing)

Open Bouldering

Induction Course