News - June 2012


We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, our wonderful customers, for your continued patience and support over what have been an exceptionally difficult time.


From September 2nd we have revised COVID restrictions. 


Face Coverings:

We encourage and support customers to wear masks around the centre but it is not compulsory anymore to wear them.

The reception team will not obliged to wear a mask anymore but the screen will still be in place around the reception area.

Coaches will still have to wear masks on coached sessions as well as groups with participants aged 9 and above


Centre capacities:

With the removal of the very specific capacities from government guidance we will be cautiously increasing our centre capacities by 10%

The Climbing Works – 105 to 116 (sign out still required)

The Mini Works – 45 to 50 (slot bookings)

Unit E – 45 to 50


Social distancing:

The government guidance from 19th July means that there are no legal limits on indoor group size, but we still strongly encourage you to socially distance (2m where possible!) from people you don’t have frequent contact with anyway.

It is important that you continue to respect the space of anyone you have not mutually agreed that you are happy to be closer to or do not know.



We will continue to manage these risks and monitor them closely. In the event of significant new evidence and government announcements we will revise these new policies and not hesitate to put restrictions back in place.


The Climbing Works Team


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15 Jun 2012 Summer Holiday Programme

What's happening at The Climbing Works this summer




One-Off Taster - For those looking for a climbing experience; sessions are run by our qualified instructors and will be packed full of climbing challenges and games tailored to the group’s age and ability.
Every Friday in August
 @ 11.30am – 1.00pm

£12 p/p (includes equipment hire)

Our regular classes for beginners are  (£8p/p)
Mondays and Thursdays @ 4.30pm – 5.30pm (7-10 years)
Saturdays @ 9.30am – 10.30am (7-9 years)
Tuesdays @ 4.30pm – 5.30pm (10-13 years)

3 Day Course - (beginners - intermediate climbers) A more in depth climbing experience; participants will learn the basic skills of climbing through 3 mini workshops put on each day which will include balance and movement on all types of wall angles. Costs include 3 x 2 hour sessions plus entrance to the Young Climbers Festival, a fun and friendly competition and the highlight of the Summer Holidays.
Course dates:
  7-10 years - 7th – 9th Aug and 21st – 23rd Aug @ 9.30am – 11.30am
10 – 13 years – 7th – 9th Aug and 21st – 23rd Aug @ 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Young Climbers Festival – Thurs 30th Aug @ 9.00am – 12.00pm

£45 p/p (includes equipment hire and entrance to YCF)


One-Off – Regular weekly sessions (12p/p) – Our regular sessions will run as normal, if you are looking for a one – off session or want to come climbing on a regular bases then these are the sessions for you.
Mondays - 5.30pm – 7.00pm (7-13 years)
Fridays - 5.00pm – 6.30pm (10 – 13 years)
Saturdays - 10.30am – 12.00pm (7-13 years)

3 Day Course - (intermediates - advanced climbers) – 3 mini workshops a day will cover a variety aspect with particular emphasis on video analysis, goal setting and advanced skills.Costs include 3 x 2 hour sessions plus entrance to the YCF.                                        
 Course dates:
7 – 10 years - 31st Jul – 2nd Aug and 14th – 16th Aug @ 9.30am – 10.30am
10 – 13 years - 31st Jul – 2nd Aug and 14th – 16th Aug @ 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Young Climbers Festival – Thurs 30th Aug @ 9.00am – 12.00pm

£45 p/p (includes equipment hire and entrance to YCF)

Private Sessions – If you cannot make the times of our regular sessions you can book a private session with our instructors to suit your needs.
1:1 (1hour) @ £25 total
 1:2 (1 hour) @ £35 total
3-6 climbers (1.5hours) @ £50 total
All costs include equipment hire



Learn To Climb – 3 hour Beginner course - Ideal 14 – 17 year olds who want to become junior members. The 3 hour course which will include a full induction will focuses on the safety and use of the centre, basic climbing techniques such as movement and balance, footwork, route reading, holds types and wall angles, giving each participant a good skill base to continue climbing on their own completing the course.
Course dates:  
Friday 3rd, 17th, 31st August
 @ 1.30pm – 4.30pm

£30 p/p (includes equipment hire and registration fee)

Experienced Climbers - For those who are already junior member if you would like some extra tuition or guidance on how to move forward with your climbing why not hire a coach for a 1:1 session or a group session with your friends.
1:1 session - £30 (+ normal entrance fee for 1 hour session)
Group improver session - for 4-6 climbers – 2 hours @
£15p/p (includes entrance fee)




Family Taster - For 7 years +; tasters sessions are ideal for those who wish to have a climbing experience with family and friends. The 1.5 hours will consist of as much climbing as possible all relevant to the needs and abilities of each family.
 (Please note: this session doesn’t allow you to climb unsupervised)
Book a 1.5 hours slot to suit you
£50 per group of 3-6 climbers (includes equipment hire)

Family Induction - For 14 years +; induction sessions are ideal for those who wish to continue climbing. The induction will run through the safety and use of the centre as well as basic climbing techniques. Once the 1.5 hours are over you will be members of The Climbing Works and can continue climbing.
(Please note: the minimum age for membership is 14 years, if you wish to take part  with children under 14 please call 0114 250 9990 for more details)
Book a 1.5 hours slot to suit you
£10 per 7 – 13 year old
£15 per 14 -17 year olds
£20 per adult
 3-6 climbers (includes equipment hire and registration fee)

              ADULT SESSIONS

Beginner Inductions – This is the session for all those who are 18 or over with no experience of bouldering who wish to come and use The Climbing Works unsupervised. The course consists of one and a half hours tuition with one of our qualified instructors, and focuses on how to use the climbing walls safely. This course is obligatory if you would like to use The Climbing Works but have never climbed before. Once you have done this session, you are free to use the centre whenever you like unsupervised, and can also sign in and supervise up to 2 other climbers.

Sessions details:
Monday @ 7.30pm – 9.00pm and Sunday @ 10.30am – 12.00pm (£20 p/p)
Alternatively if you cannot make our regular sessions or you would like to book a group induction you can book private sessions.
1 – 2 climbers (1 hour session @ £25 p/p)
 3 – 6 climbers (1.5 hour session @ £20 p/p)

1:1 sessions and group improver classes If you are already a member of the wall you can hire one of our top coaches for a 1:1 session or group session with your friends.

1:1 sessions (1 hour) @ £30 (+normal entrance fee)
Group improver session 4 – 6 climbers (2 hour session) @ £15p/p (inc entrance fee)


Each year at the end of the summer holidays The Climbing Works hosts the Young Climbers Festival; a fun and friendly bouldering competition packed full of games and climbing challenges suitable for all abilities.

The festival is open to all climbers aged 7 – 15 years who use The Climbing Works, this includes those who participate on our regular clubs or summer holiday courses and those who are supervised by parents or guardians.

The aim of the event is to bring together young climbers and to have as much fun as possible. All participants will receive a participation certificate and a YCF 2012 T-shirt.
Thursday 30th August 9.00am – 12.00pm
£20 per competitor (Entrance is already included in the 3 day climbing workshops)



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8 Jun 2012 Kids Boulder closed for revamp

After his new “you’re been tangoed” wall,  Percy’s wall rampage is back and will be hit the kids boulders on the 18th June giving them a drastic make over.

The boulders will be completed by the start of the next week (25th) so if you are planning on brining kids down at the weekend please call reception (0114 250 9990) to see if we have managed to finish them earlier.

If you normal bring young children to The Climbing Works during the week, please be aware that the kids boulders will be closed. All the other walls will be open as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the kids will LOVE the new blocs when completed.

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