Covid 19

Overhang Phased Opening

We will be operating on a reduced capacity to begin with and slowly increasing this over time to ensure we are still covid safe.

Bouldering sessions need to be pre-booked and we are offering 2 hour slots with an 8 person capacity limit. You will need to check-in at reception and try not to be late for your session as your time will not be extended. Rope sessions for competent climbers and belayers do not need to book, just rock up! Any instructed sessions MUST be pre-booked.

We ask that customers please leave the Centre promptly at the end of their session so we can sanitise ready for the next session.

Please do not come climbing if you have any COVID19 symptoms.

Facemasks must be worn within the Centre unless you are climbing, eating or you are exempt for medical reasons.

Arrive at the Centre ready to climb. Changing cubicles will be closed for the time being.

Please use the hand sanitiser provided on entry and exit of the Centre and wash your hands regularly.

No loose chalk is permitted but liquid chalk or a chalk ball in a bag is ok.

Please be considerate of other climbers and social distance, both on and off the wall.

You can now climb and boulder within the same session but we advise you book a bouldering slot as we have a max capacity of 8.

When climbing on top ropes or lead, please keep at least one rope line between climbers.

We will be accepting bookings from competent 18+ climbers Under 18s will be able to book and visit the centre as long as they have a competent adult with them to supervise. The supervising adult must book a space even if they are not climbing themselves but don’t worry you won’t be charged. Just make sure to inform a member of staff on arrival.

Spectators are now able to watch but please respect social distancing guidelines and stay in the seating areas. 

There is a limit of 2 children per 1 competent adult supervisor.

Children must be supervised at all times when climbing and on the floor. If Overhang staff deem that supervision is not being strictly adhered to or there is a safety risk, we may ask you to stop climbing.

14-17 years old competent climbers will be able to book once they have completed their sign-off session with an instructor. Sign-off sessions must be booked in advance.

All participants will have to complete an Acknowledgment of Risk form. Please do this online before you visit the Centre to minimise waiting times. When you visit the centre please go to reception.

Climbing shoes are now compulsory and are available to hire from reception for £3. For instructed sessions, all equipment will be provided as part of the session.

In line with guidelines, in the event of a confirmed Covid-19 case within our facilities, we will be asked to share customer data for those who were in the building for that specific period. If you do not want your data used in this way then unfortunately you will not be able to use the centre facilities at this time.



We are really sorry for all the rules and regulations but we have worked hard to ensure that our Centre is Covid secure ahead of our opening. We will gradually increase our capacity numbers (staying within Government guidelines) and start introducing more instructed sessions, kids clubs etc. We appreciate your patience in the strange time we find ourselves in and look forward to welcoming you all to the Overhang Climbing Centre.

The Overhang Team