Reopening 25th July

15 Jul 2020

We're pleased to announce that we'll be reopening on Saturday 25th of July!

Hopefully you've all managed to stay safe and well while we've been in lockdown and sorry that we've been quiet over lock down. Unfortunately as we've been furloughed to safeguard the future of the centre it left us able to do very little without abusing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Further details of what we're doing to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible on reopening will follow in the coming days, but following the government & ABC (Associated of British Climbing Walls) guidance for leisure facilities it will involve increased hygiene measures, physical distancing measures like screens at our receptions and strict capacity management for different areas most likely:

  • Entry up to a capacity of 135 in the main Climbing Works including Unit E - we'll have an online widget looking something like this:


  • Bookable timed slots (capacity of 40, including supervisors and any coached groups) at the Mini Works

Our top priority is to reopen our core business, the main Climbing Works, in a safe and welcoming way on Saturday 25th July.  We are also aiming to reopen the Mini Works at the same time if possible, but it may be shortly afterwards due to the added complexities of aligning the required covid-secure capacity management across our 3 separate areas with the new customer entry and management system we introduced in May 2019.  Other parts of the business including our coached sessions will restart soon after this again following the appropriate guidance, for example more experienced coached groups will return before one-off novice sessions.

Looking forward to seeing you all again,

The Climbing Works Team

The Climbing Works