Can I just turn up and climb at Guildford?
If you and/or your child want to come climbing but you’re not yet at the stage where you can pass a Registration Test (a practical competency check at Reception of tying-in and belaying) then you will need to book an instructed session, even for Bouldering and Auto Belay use. We offer scheduled Mini Tasters (age 5-7), Junior Tasters (age 8-16), Adult Tasters (age 17+) and Beginner Courses (adults and children age 14+). We also offer 60- or 90-minutes of Private Tuition (for families/mixed age groups) that can be booked any time an instructor is free. Please note – We strongly recommend booking in advance either through the website or by giving us a call on 0344 880 8866 to make sure there is an instructor available for you.
Experienced Rope Climbers – Adults aged 18+ years
If you are aged 18+ years and can competently demonstrate your climbing safety skills (tying-in and belaying) then you can get going straight away. You will be asked to do a Registration Test at Reception. This is free and doesn’t need to be booked. Just let us know on arrival that this is what you’d like to do and one of our trained staff will check that you’re safe to climb. Please note – this test does not involve any teaching and your knots and belaying must be appropriate for climbing. If your safety skills need some tidying up we offer monthly Refresher Courses and Private Tuition, which can be booked any time we have instructors available but needs to be with 2 people minimum in order to teach belaying.
Experienced Rope Climbers – Children aged 14+ years
If you are aged 14+ years and can competently demonstrate your climbing safety skills (tying-in and belaying) then before you can climb in the centre unsupervised you’ll need to pass a Junior Competency test. Please note – This session must be booked, you’ll need someone to climb for you and we will need parental consent before you can climb. Please call on 0344 880 8866 to book.
Boulderers – Adults and Children aged 14+ years
If you are an adult or child aged 14+ years and a new or experienced Boulderer but don’t know your knots or how to belay you will need to book a Boulder Induction for your first visit. This session includes climbing shoes if you need them, your entry for the rest of the day and signs you off for bouldering at Craggy Island in the future. Please note – This session must be booked and age 14-17 year olds will need parental consent before they can climb. Please call on 0344 880 8866 to arrange your session.
Click here for entry prices and membership options.