Climbing With Under 16s.
We love kids and are excited to welcome them to the world of climbing. We welcome children from 5 years of age with appropriate supervision.
Climbing is a sport that comes with a risk of injury. Whilst steps have been made to make things as safe as possible, it is vital that all children are supervised properly to minimise the risk.
Whilst they can appear similar to softplay or play parks, bouldering centres are a lot more dangerous and require much closer attention and supervision. You must therefore be with your child at all times.
One of the most risky elements to children is when moving around the centre. Supervisors must be aware of all risks and fall zones at all times.
All children under the age of 16 must be supervised at all times, with the exceptions of those who have completed our junior competency test which is available for children with suitable experience.
All Adults supervising under 16’s must be registered as an Adult Unsupervised Climber and have completed the Supervisor assessment at reception.
If you wish to supervise under 16s you must have registered, watched the Safety video, completed the independent climber assessment and climbed with us at least three times before completing the supervisor assessment.
For those individual who do not wish to climb themselves it is possible to learn the necessary supervision skills by attending
a Family Induction. Please contact the centre for more details on Family Induction courses.
Supervision ratios and rules
5-6 Year olds
1 adult can supervise 1 child in this age group, however they must be checked in as a non-climbing supervisor. This means the adult cannot climb during the session and must always supervise the child. If 2 adults bring 1 child aged 5 or 6 then one of the adults can climb whilst the other supervises.
7-11 years old
1 adult can supervise 2 children and the supervising adult cannot climb during the session or 1 adult can supervise 1 child and the supervising adult can climb during the session.
11-15 years old
1 adult can supervise 2 children and the supervising adult can climb during the session.
If you are purely supervising and NOT climbing, you do NOT need to pay for entry to the centre.