News - January 2019
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’re making some changes to our pricing structure from 1/2/2019. Please see below for more details.
Changing entry types
We’re streamlining a few entry types as our entry options had spiralled somewhat! Under 8 pricing is gone, but we limited the price increases to U14s & introduced an U14 Off Peak rate. Student Wednesdays are gone, but if you get in before 1pm it’s cheaper on super off-peak now anyway. Any new options are in green in the table below, anything we're removing is in red.
Full memberships by standing order will stay at the current rate until your renewal date.
Minimum 1 parent & 1 child.
These have changed so you’d pay the standard price for the first membership (adult or concession) and then extra family members are ‘bolted on’ at a reduced rate. This means it’s now comparatively cheaper to have 1 child than 2 and 3 children than 4. For comparison the prices for the old style memberships calculated with the new bolt on system are included in brackets in green in the table below.
For customers paying by standing order this price change will take effect at renewal.
While we always try to keep our prices as low as possible unfortunately our costs, such as staff pay, suppliers & service providers, continually increase over time.
Since opening in 2006 we have continually updated and remodelled sections of wall in the main centre and expanded and updated the training facilities available to you, including the Beastmaker Motherboard, Beastmaker 1000 Board and a remodelled training area.
In 2012 we opened the Mini Works the first large scale facility aimed primarily at younger climbers.
In December we expanded into Unit E, offering a further climbing area focused on harder competition & project focused bouldering and a strength & conditioning suite.
For reference our standard entry price will have increased from £6.50 in December 2006 to £8.50 in February 2019. If we’d increased our entry prices continually based on UK inflation from 2006 to 2018 we’d be at around £9.14 for a standard entry.
In terms of adult annual memberships these have increased from £300 in 2006 to £405 in 2019, again if based on inflation these would be at around £434.
Have a great 2019 and thank you for your custom & support over the past 13 years!
- The Climbing Works and the Mini Works