FAQs

Here are a few frequently asked questions but if you still can't find what you're looking for just give us a ring on 01267 237981.

Who is a Competent Climber?

A competent climber is an adult with previous climbing/bouldering experience who understands and appreciates the risk involved in climbing/bouldering and knows how to behave in order to mitigate those risks for both themselves and others around them, including anyone who they might be supervising. You will need to pass a short competency test on your first visit.

Do you have somewhere I can put my things?

We have cubby holes for you to stash your bags, coats and shoes. Unfortunately we are unable to look after anything behind the desk. Anything you store in the cubby holes is left at your own risk. We will eventually have lockable lockers.

I want to bring some friends to the Overhang Climbing Centre, is that OK?

If you are an experienced adult climber and a registered user of the Overhang Climbing Centre, you can supervise a maximum of 2 people per visit. The guests can be a mix of children or adults but no more than 2 guests will be allowed per visit.

Do I need to book?

If you are new to climbing or want to bring the kids rope climbing then yes, you will need to book your space. If you are a competent climber and belayer then no, you can just rock up. You will just need to pass a short competency test on your first visit. We also advise booking for bouldering as we are running 2 hour slots and our maximum capacity is currently 8 people.

When is the Centre open?

Mon-Fri   10am-9pm
Sat-Sun  10am-6pm

Do you have memberships?

Yes we do. Please click here for more information.

Do you allow group bookings?

Yes, we can now provide group bookings. Please contact the Centre on 01267 237981 to find out what we have on offer.

 

I am new to climbing, can I come?

Yes! We provide a small number of courses and instructed sessions for beginners as we want to give everyone the chance to climb! Just give us a phone on 01267 237981 to book.

Are you renting equipment out?

Yes we are!  We have climbing shoes £3, harnesses £3 and belay devices and carabiners £1. These can all be hired from reception. 

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement. Anything you'd usually wear for other sports is likely to be fine. Bear in mind that you'll be climbing up, so no skirts please.

I want to bring my children to climb at the Overhang Climbing Centre, what do I need to know?

Children may climb at the Centre under the supervision of a competent, registered adult climber or book on to one of our Instructed Taster Sessions.

If you wish to register to supervise you must either be an experienced climber, or have completed our Adult Beginner Course.

Parents/guardians who are registered may only sign in 2 children per adult in the Centre at any given time. This is because we know how hard it is to keep your eyes on one child at a time, let alone two!

Children aged under 14 years of age may not climb at the Centre unsupervised at any time.

Children between the ages of 14 and 17 years of age may climb unsupervised at the Centre, providing that they have passed our Junior Sign-off. Booking in advance required.

Do you provide birthday parties?

Yes we do. We are currently running parties for up to 6 participants aged 6yrs and up. It's 90 mins of climbing fun! You are welcome to bring a cake.

Do you have a Café?

We don’t currently have one as this is part of our phase 2 plans so we are hoping to get this open summer 2021. We do however have a nice coffee machine and a selection of cold drinks, plus a few snacks to keep you going.