Junior Climbing

Junior Climbing

Junior Climbing

1 boulder inducted/safety tested adult may directly supervise a maximum of 2 under 18s whilst climbing.

We offer a great range of climbing opportunities for 4-17 year olds; everything from a weekend casual session – ideal for beginners, to our NICAS courses which run for full school terms and educate young climbers in
everything climbing related! For more information or to book a session/course please give us a call on 01483 683698.

Climbers should wear loose and comfortable clothing (we advise against skirts and dresses). Closed toe, secure footwear such as trainers must be worn.

We rent out climbing shoes, in case you don’t have any appropriate footwear. We recommend that watches and jewellery are removed and long hair is tied back. Loose items must be removed from pockets before climbing.

Weekend casual sessions

Age groupDaySession timesCapacityCost
4 - 6 yearsSaturday10:30 - 11:306 spaces£10.50 pp
7 - 11 yearsSaturday12:00 - 13:309 spaces£15.50 pp
4 - 6 yearsSunday10:30 - 11:306 spaces£10.50 pp
7 - 11 yearsSunday12:00 - 13:309 spaces£15.50 pp
11 - 17 yearsSunday14:00 - 15:309 spaces£15.50 pp


NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) Courses

Junior NICAS courses are aimed at young climbers aged 7-17 who have a passion for climbing and want more of a structured challenge. Working through the levels, climbers will learn everything about climbing; from simply tying-in, to lead climbing and participating in their first climbing competition. At Surrey Summit we offer all levels 1-5, and climbers can track their progress in their personal log book. Junior NICAS courses are booked termly and mirror Surrey school terms.

Junior Sign-Off (Unsupervised Climbing)

If you’re a regular climber aged between 14 and 18, and would like to start climbing without direct adult supervision, our Junior Sign-Off is for you. A 60 minute assessment costs £20 per head, with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 climbers. Complete a climbing assessment to earn a blue, green or yellow card.

Blue Card junior climbers: Boulder Only. Green Card junior climbers: Top-Rope Climbing and Boulder. Yellow Card junior climbers: Lead, Top-Rope and Boulder.

1:1 Coaching

Feel you’ve hit a wall with your training? Want to improve your technique, or need help with a certain route? Why not have a 1:1 coaching session. Our team will work out exactly what you need to succeed and spend time with you developing those skills. These 60 minute sessions are arranged on an ad-hoc basis, please contact Surrey Summit to make a booking.

To speak to the team about any of our junior climbing options, please call us on 01483 683698 or email climbing@surreysportspark.co.uk

Guest Notice – Face Coverings

From Saturday 19th September, it will be essential for every person in Surrey Sports Park’s communal areas to wear a face covering. This is in-line with the campus-wide policy introduced by the University of Surrey.

The policy does not apply whilst taking part in sport and exercise and activity areas are exempt.

The University considers that the responsibility of wearing a face covering sits with individuals and we expect all our staff, students and public to adhere to this requirement where possible.

Please be mindful and respectful towards members of our community who, due to exceptional circumstances, may be unable to wear a face covering; their reasons may not be visible to others.

Thank you,

Surrey Sports Park


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