Head straight through the Surrey Sports Park entrance to the Climbing Wall reception area. If there is nobody at the desk the Surrey Sports Park front of house team will be happy to help you out. Don’t forget, if you are using our car park for more than three hours you’ll need to enter your vehicle registration number in the Front of House tablets.
What should I do on my first Bouldering visit?
On your first visit to use the bouldering wall we will require you to complete a five-minute Boulder Induction with us. This is a safety talk and walk around the centre with a member of our team and is completely FREE. After completing this and signing the appropriate consent forms you will be able to boulder without an instructor. You can supervise at a ratio of 1:2 if you stay on the ground, or 1:1 if you also want to climb.
Under Eighteens: All under eighteens will need to be supervised by an instructor or adult unless they have passed a Junior Sign-Off with an instructor (14+). Junior Sign Offs take up to 60minutes with an instructor and will need to be booked in advance. They cost £20. Call us to book at 01483 683 698.
What should I do on my first Rope Climbing visit?
To use the top ropes or lead climb we will ask you to do a quick safety test with a member of our team. This will involve putting on a harness, tying in with an appropriate knot, and belaying with a team member holding the other end of the rope. There are three levels to passing this test.
Supervision Level: A perfect pass will allow you to supervise two climbers / under eighteens in the centre
Climber Level: Safe but not best practise, you can climb with other safety-tested climbers but not teach anybody new
Auto-Belay Only: The harness is correct but maybe you don’t remember the figure of eight? A quick safety brief will allow you to use the aut0-belays and bouldering wall. Please note, you cannot supervise children on the auto-belays or ropes without passing at Supervision Level.
Can under 18s climb?
Under 18s can climb, but will need to be supervised unless they can pass our Junior Sign-Off test (14+ only). Our three levels offer bouldering only, bouldering and top rope, bouldering, top rope and lead climbing. This test takes up to 60 minutes with an instructor and costs £20. They will need somebody to climb for them, showing us their belaying skills. These tests should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment on the day. Bookings can be made here or over the phone on 01483 683 698.
Shoes, harnesses, belay devices and helmets can all be hired. We do not hire out lead ropes.
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