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Supervision Rules Changes

From Saturday 1 July we are implementing new supervision rules. See here for details.


Supervision Rules change

From Saturday 1 July we are implementing new supervision rules, in order to keep up with the latest best practice in the climbing industry. See the poster below for details.
The key changes are:
  • The supervising member must remain on the ground - i.e. you may NOT climb or boulder while supervising a guest or guests.
  • Guest climbers must not belay, unless their supervising member is backing up the dead rope. So if you want to teach a guest to belay, you must come with a third person to be the climber.
  • One on the wall for bouldering - if you have two guests, only one may be on the bouldering wall at a time.
  • We have defined exactly what we mean by 'close supervision' - please read this carefully.

You will need to complete new supervision forms from 1 July, so please allow extra time for this.


Pete Whittaker lecture

Sunday 12 March 2017, 4pm

in the Blocfit Studio at The Reach

Follow Pete's journey from growing up in the Peak District to becoming (last November) the first person to make a one day, all-free solo of the 1,000m El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Stories revolve around ridiculous training regimes, tales of big wall toilets and a climber's attempt to step out of the comfort zone...

Tickets: £10 each (purchased for cash at reception, or online at


Improve your climbing

Two options for developing your climbing skills. Call us to book your place(s)... 020 8855 9598

Lead Climbing Course

Our intense lead course will teach you the additional skills you need for indoor lead climbing, including clipping in and lead belaying. More details.

Technique Coaching

Either 1:1, or in a small group (up to 4 participants). It's priced per session - the same fixed price whether it's 1 or 4 of you on the session.

Neil Gresham/ Blocfit workshop

Saturday 4 February 2017

Technique and Training Workshop in the Blocfit Studio at The Reach, with legendary climber Neil Gresham and Blocfit trainer Dave Culver.

For climbers at a 6a-6c climbing grade

Tickets: £60 each

Choose one of the following sessions: 11am-1.30pm, OR 3pm-5.30pm

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