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Can I just bring my kids down?

If you are an experienced adult climber, yes:

Experienced adult climbers can supervise up to 2 guests as detailed on our bringing guests page.

If your child is an experienced climber aged 14+:

They may be eligible to climb without supervision after passing a prebooked assessment to demonstrate they meet the required standards.

Otherwise, here are some great options for you:

Book an instructor

Learn to supervise

The Reach Climbing Wall
Unit 6, Mellish Estate
Harrington Way
SE18 5NR

Weekdays: 10am - 10pm
Weekends: 10am - 7pm
Bank hols: 10am - 7pm
Registered company: Leap Training Ltd (a company limited by guarantee), registered in England & Wales. Company number: 4943740. Registered address: The Reach climbing wall, Unit 6 Mellish Estate, Harrington Way, London SE18 5NR. Not VAT registered

Copyright © 2023-2024 The Reach Climbing Wall

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How do I start climbing today?

We offer several different types of climbing

ADULTS can start bouldering or auto-belay climbing anytime, without booking.

For roped climbing, you need to book an instructed lesson.

Options to start straight away

Start bouldering

Get started in around 15 minutes - no booking required

Start bouldering

Get started in around 15 minutes - no booking required
Bouldering is climbing without ropes or harnesses
  • you climb shorter walls above thick mats
  • you can do it by yourself
You just need to watch a short safety video:

Start auto belay climbing

Get started in around 30 minutes - you need an induction from an instructor

Start auto belay climbing

Get started in around 30 minutes - you need an induction from an instructor
Clip into an auto belay device - it slowly lowers you to the ground when you fall or finish a climb
  • you wear a harness
  • you climb taller walls
  • you can do it by yourself
Requires a short induction by an instructor - available at the following times:
  • Weekends & Bank holidays: 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm
  • Weekdays: 7pm, 8pm and 9pm
(Booking NOT required)

The Reach Climbing Wall
Unit 6, Mellish Estate
Harrington Way
SE18 5NR

Weekdays: 10am - 10pm
Weekends: 10am - 7pm
Bank hols: 10am - 7pm
Registered company: Leap Training Ltd (a company limited by guarantee), registered in England & Wales. Company number: 4943740. Registered address: The Reach climbing wall, Unit 6 Mellish Estate, Harrington Way, London SE18 5NR. Not VAT registered

Copyright © 2023-2024 The Reach Climbing Wall

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See if you like climbing and want to do more

Give it a go!
Choose from:
  • Fun Taster sessions (which other people can also book onto)
    • Women only option available
  • Or book your own instructor for a private session

Open group

Private session

The Reach Climbing Wall
Unit 6, Mellish Estate
Harrington Way
SE18 5NR

Weekdays: 10am - 10pm
Weekends: 10am - 7pm
Bank hols: 10am - 7pm
Registered company: Leap Training Ltd (a company limited by guarantee), registered in England & Wales. Company number: 4943740. Registered address: The Reach climbing wall, Unit 6 Mellish Estate, Harrington Way, London SE18 5NR. Not VAT registered

Copyright © 2023-2024 The Reach Climbing Wall

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Foundation climber course 1:
Roped Skills Course

2 day course (3 hours per day)

Suitable for complete beginners and those whose skills are a little bit rusty.

It will give you everything needed to register for unsupervised roped climbing.

Sets you up for the subsequent steps of your climbing journey

LEARN TO CLIMB FOR £65

Learn to climb for £65

Key elements of the course:
  • Learn to tie in using a suitable climbing knot
  • Fit a climbing harness correctly
  • Learn to belay, hold a falling climber & lower off safely
  • Introduction to safe bouldering practice & safe use of the Auto-Belay
Minimum age: 14. Signed parental consent required for under 18s. All under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult*

Participants on the course will be belayed by other course participants.

*The Roped Skills course is an adult course. We would recommend U18s join our regular NICAS courses instead to develop their skills over time. After an adult course, an adult must decide whether they are competent enough to register for unsupervised climbing — whereas an U18 must be passed as competent by an instructor and is likely to need additional sessions after the Roped Skills course before an instructor will sign them off as proficient climbers.

The Reach Climbing Wall
Unit 6, Mellish Estate
Harrington Way
SE18 5NR

Weekdays: 10am - 10pm
Weekends: 10am - 7pm
Bank hols: 10am - 7pm
Registered company: Leap Training Ltd (a company limited by guarantee), registered in England & Wales. Company number: 4943740. Registered address: The Reach climbing wall, Unit 6 Mellish Estate, Harrington Way, London SE18 5NR. Not VAT registered

Copyright © 2023-2024 The Reach Climbing Wall

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