If you’ve never climbed before, or you have limited indoor bouldering experience you’ll need to take a 45 minute Induction Plus class. The Induction Plus class must also be taken by any adult (without regular & recent climbing experience) wanting to supervise under 18s (read more on this below). During this hands-on class you will learn about this amazing centre and how to use it safely.
(You can also climb without the need of an induction if you are being signed in by an existing user/experienced climber, up to a max ratio of 1 experience climber to 2 novice climbers. Once you have been signed in on three separate occasions you will be signed off as an unsupervised climber, no longer requiring an Induction Plus and able to sign in novice climbers).
If you are 14-17 years old you may either climb under the direct supervision of an adult (as detailed below in ‘6-13 years’) or can be given permission by your parent/legal guardian to manage your own safety and to climb without adult supervision. To climb unsupervised as a 14-17 year old requires you to have shown consistent, responsible behaviour on at least 5 separate occasions whilst climbing at Boulder Shack.
The first step for both you and your parent/legal guardian is to book and attend an Induction Plus class.
Children aged 6-13 years old must be under direct adult supervision at all times whilst at Boulder Shack. The maximum ratio is 1 adult:2 children. If you are an experienced climbing adult with regular and recent experience then you will need to watch the Boulder Shack Safety Video and complete the centre waiver for yourself and each child.
If you are new to climbing yourself then you will need to attend an Induction Plus class. This class will teach you practical skills for safely looking after children at Boulder Shack.
Now you’ll be ready to climb and supervise up to two 6-13 year olds, whether you are climbing yourself or not.
Please re-visit this page soon for information on instructed classes for under 4s.
4 years old is our minimum age for children who are not on professionally instructed sessions.
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Such a great experience and the kids loved it! A massive thank you to Olly for (patiently) helping us get started, we definitely have the climbing bug and will be back very soon (if only for more well-earned cake!)
We really enjoyed our experience, staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Great atmosphere, great facilities, we will be returning!
Awesome venue. Loads of routes to climb, all grades. Staff are very friendly, helpful and welcoming even to complete newbies like myself. Cafe is great with a great view of the competition wall. Uber cool.
Well done Hannah, your enthusiasm helped our Explorer Scout thoroughly enjoy themselves!
Ben was great! Really helpful and approachable. Thank you!
The induction was brilliant fun. I hadn’t planned on climbing myself, just on supervising my daughter, but I couldn’t help myself. We love it and we’ll be back soon! Thank you!
Amazing!! My son wanted to go there with friends for his birthday and loved it, and what made it even better was his little sister could join in too. They all loved it. Staff are lovely and friendly. We will be coming back. Thank you.