Coronavirus protocol

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

  • Enhanced bio-security measures put in place on entry and exit to the building
  • The normal 1 hour session will be reduced to 45 minutes to ensure that we can clear the building and disinfect prior to the next group starting
  • The numbers in each session will be limited so that equipment can be disinfected or quarantined and social distancing between climbers and staff can be achieved
  • No payment on arrival – pre-booked and pre-paid sessions only
  • Parents will be required to fit the harness to members of their own household – please turn up in good time to make sure that the harness is fitted correctly
  • 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
  • Anybody that is unwell or has been in contact with another person who is unwell must stay away. If we suspect that a member of the family is unwell, the whole family will be refused entry to the building. No refunds will be given under this circumstance.
  • Due to limited capacity in the building, please do not bring additional spectators. Non-climbing parents will not be permitted in the fun climbing zone, so our minimum age for the foreseeable future is age 5 upwards
ready2climb: a fun climb themed to emulate the classic Pac Man computer game
ready2climb: a fun climb themed to look like bubbles

How does it work?

Fun climbing at ready2climb combines a revolutionary automatic belaying system that lowers the climber safely to the ground and themed climbing surfaces to create an amazing climbing experience for everyone.

Fun climbing for all

Using attentive and knowledgeable instructors, we bring the sport of rock climbing to a wide audience ranging from complete beginner to accomplished climber.

The fun climbing zone consists of 14 auto-belay protected routes, a low level traversing wall and a 5m long slackline that together provide a wide range of climbs suitable for all.

If you are looking for activities for the family to do on a wet weekend, then fun climbing is ideal.

Times

Our fun climbing sessions start on the hour with a mandatory briefing session and harnessing.  Please turn up at least 10 minutes before your session starts to check-in. “Last climb” is called at approximately 5 minutes to the hour.  More information is available in our Fun climbing tips.

Turning up on time is important – if you are late, you may not be able to join the session.

Sessions are size limited, so booking is recommended.

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Prices

Prices are per person, non transferable once the session has started (names can be changed up to the start of the session)

Fun climbing booked in advance
(including all safety equipment)

£11

Fun climbing pay on arrival
(including all safety equipment)

£12

Climbing shoes

£1.50pr

Bouncy Truck (15 minute session)

£1.50

Caving (15 minute session)

£3.00

Caving (30 minute session)

£5.00

Parent & Toddler (1hr session)

£3.00

Parental involvement

Our commitment is to provide you and your youngsters with the very best climbing experience. We are proud of our approach which enables us to challenge or encourage as appropriate on an individual basis. Compare this to the operating model of the large franchise operations who require parents to ‘clip’ their youngsters on and off the climbs.

Our approach means that parents can either join in or spectate in the knowledge that their youngsters are climbing in a controlled environment – climbing isn’t and can never be considered “safe” but our operating procedures maximise the enjoyment while minimising the risk.

Unless your child needs your involvement, we suggest that you let our staff deal with any climbing related issues that may arise.

A parent must remain on site for all climbers under the age of 18

Booking (age five and above)

The best way to book for anyone over the age of five is online. You can check availability, it’s easy and it’s open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. You can usually get a discount too!

Four year olds – a special case

We have specific operating procedures to ensure that 4 year olds gain the maximum enjoyment from climbing.  To ensure that you are aware of these procedures, we do not permit online booking for 4 year olds, even if they have been climbing with us before.

ready2climb: a double sided see through fun climbing wall

Why not join in? Adults can climb too.

Parents are often surprised by the level of exertion required to overcome gravity but it’s good fun and we’ll keep you entertained with challenges throughout your session.

Adult only sessions

Periodically, we run adult-only sessions. These give us the opportunity to show you some ‘spicy’ challenges that we don’t want children to try. The adult sessions are typically run on a weekday evening and can be organised upon request. The sessions are publicised via our Facebook page or via the blog.

Group bookings

We can offer exclusive use at a discounted rate for bona-fida youth groups on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. We offer a 2 hour booking which typically consists of an hour’s fun climbing, a short break and then 15 minutes ’round-robin’ on each of our other activities. Hese change from time to time, but currently include our Bouncy Truck, a quick bouldering burn-out and our artificial caving system

Please e-mail us to check availability

Fun climbing (or supervised bouldering)