News - August 2017
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.
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
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
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
We have some planned building work coming up from Wednesday 6th to Friday 22nd September.
This will obviously cause some disruption in the centre through this period. We will attempt to keep disruption to a minimum and we're doing it to improve the centre, so it will benefit you in the long run, but apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
We we will give you some more specifics nearer the time, as the exact plans are still subject to change.
- The Climbing Works
11 - 16 year olds
Thornbridge Outdoors are run InsideOut bouldering experiences throughout the year for our 11 - 16 year olds who attend our weekly clubs, youth groups or are junior members. Anyone new to outdoor climbing will get to 'grips' with Peak Gritstone, learn safety & environmental management, the Do's and Don’ts of outdoor climbing and of course put into practice all the skills and techniques learned inside, outside. Those who have been on previous courses will be able to continue building their technical skills and gain confidence in try harder and more challenging climbs under the guidance of a coach.
Dates & Venues
30th Sep - Burbage South
1st Oct - Stanage far right
Each course will take place from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: £27 p/p per evening
*please not that these courses are no longer subsidised by The BMC, all courses are run at cost and will require a min of 5 climbers for course to go ahead.
We will also be running InsideOut adult evening courses throughout the year with experienced coach and outdoor instructor Claire Youdale. These are aimed out our adult members who have been climbing inside regularly and would like to build up some experience outside under the guidence of a coach. The course is suitable for regular indoor climbers who have never climbed outside and those who have taken part on InsideOut courses in the past. We will be visiting a number of different 'local' venues all within a 20 minute drive of The Climbing Works.
Dates & Venues
Wed 27th Sep – Curbar Trackside
Each course will take place in the evening from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: £18 p/p per evening