An induction is necessary if you have little or no climbing experience and wish to use the climbing walls unsupervised. The session requires a minimum of two people who must both be over the age of 18. The cost of the induction is £20.00 per person and includes all equipment, (hire shoes excluded). Advance booking is necessary by calling the centre on 01902 711186. A deposit of 50% is required to secure a booking. (non refundable)
The duration of an induction is approximately an hour, but this is only a guide. You will be signed off when your instructor is satisfied that you reach the required level of competency, therefore, some sessions may last longer. Safety is of paramount importance.
During the induction you will be given a tour of the centre, briefed on safety procedures, taught basic climbing skills, shown how to belay correctly and given an explanation of the climbing grading system.
Those aged 14 -17 with parental consent can also do an induction at a cost of £15.00 per person; minimum of two people.
However, permission to climb unsupervised will only be granted when the centre staff are satisfied that the required standards have been met. Minors will need to complete at least 15 sessions, supervised by a competent adult, before they will be allowed to climb and belay unsupervised.