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Climbing

Sports Facilities

Climbing

We have a state of the art 11m climbing wall and a bouldering room to offer climbing courses, taster or refresher sessions, kids clubs and assessments.

Guidance during Covid-19 restrictions


Climbing Assessment

Already an experienced climber and able to put on a harness, tie in, and belay safely? Have an instructor sign you off as having the ability to use the climbing wall in a safe and competent manner.

Running for just half an hour, an assessment is mandatory before gaining access to the climbing facilities.

Assessed climbers are eligible to sign in up to two non-assessed buddies aged 5 years and above.

No teaching or assistance will be provided during Assessments. These are purely to assess your current ability to use the wall safely.

For more information or to get booked onto your assessment please email us at rgusportenquiries@rgu.ac.uk.

  • Cost £8 – includes a free climb afterwards if you successfully pass your assessment

Bouldering room

Why not try something a little different and get yourself on our bouldering wall. Anyone can come in and use our bouldering wall, all you have to do is activate the free ‘bouldering registration’ membership and follow the steps to complete the waiver form:

Bouldering registration can also be done in person at RGU SPORT Reception.

You will then be able to use the bouldering room by signing in and paying at reception.

Cost

  • Members - £4.70
  • Non-members - £6.20
 

Booking

Please book your activity online or contact reception on 01224 263666.


Climbing Courses

All courses will start on 10 January 2022 for 4 weeks and can be booked by calling reception on 01224 263666.

Bouldering clubs

  • Monday: 17:00 - 18:00 for 5 to 15 year olds
  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 10:00  for 5 to 15 year olds

Climbing clubs

  • Monday: 18:00 - 19:00 for 5 to 10 year olds
  • Wednesday: 17:00 - 18:00 for 11 to 15 year olds

Learn to climb course for adults

  • Wednesday: 19:00 – 21:00
  • £70 for members and £80 for non-members, for 6 hours (over 3 weeks) with a qualified instructor who will teach you all the essentials to climbing

Learn to climb session for children

  • Saturday: 10:00 – 11:30
  • £55 for members and £65 for non-members for 6 hours of lessons with a qualified instructor

FAMILY LEARN TO CLIMB

  • Saturday: 11:30 – 13:00
  • For families to come along and learn how to climb together
  • Price ranges from £145 to £180 depending on family size (please enquire by phoning reception on 01224 263666)

Taster sessions

All taster sessions are bookable online or via reception on 01224 263666.

Climbing Taster for 5 to 15 year olds

  • Saturdays - 15 and 22 January, 10:00 - 11:00
  • Great chance to try climbing first before joining one of the clubs

Family Taster session

  • Saturdays - 15 and 22 January, 11:00 - 12:00 - Climbing Taster for families
  • Saturdays - 15 and 22 January, 10:00 - 11:00 - Climbing Taster for 5 to 10 year olds
  • Great chance to try out climbing as a family

After the sessions, the instructors will advise whether the attendees should join a club or a learn to climb course as the next step.

Any questions, please contact reception or email RGUSportEnquiries@rgu.ac.uk.


Prices

Climbing wall

  • Members - £4.70
  • Non-member - £6.20

Bouldering room

  • Members - £4.70
  • Non-member - £6.20
 

These prices are per person, one person should book online and additional people pay on arrival.


Restrictions

If any courses are running or if we have a private booking, they will have priority of lines. You may be asked to move from a line if it is specifically needed. If any big events are happening, we will try to let you know on our Facebook page.


Promotions

We offer a book of 10 climbing tickets: £40


Contact us

If you would like to book a session, or if you do not see what you are looking for, please email RGUSportEnquiries@rgu.ac.uk.

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