The membership fee (£4) is a one-off registration payment which allows adults with climbing experience to climb unsupervised at The Reach. Climbers must agree to and sign The Reach's conditions of use to become a member.
To register, climbers must be able to:
- Put on a climbing harness properly
- Attach a rope to the harness using either a rethreaded figure of eight or bowline knot
- Use a belay device to 'lower off' and to secure a falling climber
Unfortunately, if you haven't climbed before it isn't as easy as just turning up and climbing up the wall. To climb safely you need to understand the hazards and be able to use the equipment correctly. Until you have reached this level of knowledge and gained sufficient climbing experience under the supervision of an instructor, you will not be allowed to climb unsupervised.
We recommend that people new to climbing either book onto a Taster Session - if you just want to see if climbing is your cup of tea - or sign up for our more extensive Basic Skills course where you can find out how to handle ropes and harnesses, tie the essential knots and belay another climber safely. Our instructors will teach you key climbing techniques and how to move efficiently on the wall.
The Basic Skills Course provides an ideal foundation towards unsupervised climbing and registering at The Reach.
If you have more questions about any of the courses, or would like advice on which course would be best for you, talk to us on 020 8855 9598.