Competent Climbers - To register as a competent climber we ask that you have been bouldering regularly at other walls, are confident in the safety aspects of an indoor climbing centre and complete either the over-18 registration (bouldering only) form or the over-18 registration (ropes and bouldering) form. The second form, ropes and bouldering, allows you to use both the top-rope walls and the bouldering but you should only complete this if you are a competent tope-rope climber.
Once registered you will be able to climb independently and sign in up to two novice climbers.
Novice Climbers - If you are not a registered boulderer then you have a couple of options:
First, you can complete one of our bouldering inductions. These sessions last around 1.5 hours and having completed one we will sign you off as a registered boulderer.
Alternatively, you can complete a novice registration form and climb under the supervision of a registered boulderer or with one of our instructors. For more information about our instructor led sessions please click here.
All under-18s require a competed parental consent form to climb at the Station. In addition, with the exception of those aged 14-17 who are competent to climb unsupervised, all under-18s must be supervised by either an instructor or a registered adult.
Competent Climbers aged 14-17 - Over-14s can complete either a 14-17 Unsupervised (bouldering only) or a 14-17 registration form (ropes and bouldering) if they have regularly bouldered at indoor climbing walls, are familiar with the safety rules and both they and their parents feel confident that they can climb unsupervised safely. The second form, ropes and bouldering, allows you to use both the top-rope walls and the bouldering but you should only complete this if you are a competent tope-rope climber.
This form is in addition to, rather than an alternative to, the parental consent form. Once we've got the paperwork out of the way they can climb independently; though they will not be able to supervise novices.