Who is a Competent Climber?
A competent climber is someone 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.
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 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?
Currently due to Covid-19, yes, you will need to book your space. Hopefully things will get back to some sort of normality soon and then only instructed sessions will need to be booked.
When is the Centre open?
Do you have memberships?
Yes we do. Please click here for more information.
Do you sell Gift Vouchers?
We have a selection of vouchers available either for friends, family or even a treat for yourself. Please click here to buy now.
Do you allow group bookings?
Currently under government guidelines we are unable to have group bookings. When the restrictions are relaxed we will update the website with more details.
How much does it cost?
Please click here for prices.
I am new to climbing, can I come?
We will be doing a phased opening which means that to start with we will not be providing courses or instructed sessions due to Covid-19 but as soon as we can we will get them up and running. We want to give everyone the chance to climb so please bear with us for a few weeks to allow us to open safely and we will get you climbing very soon.
Are you renting equipment out?
We will have a small number of harnesses and belay devises to rent but currently we will not be hiring climbing shoes out. We would advise you to bring your own climbing equipment as we cannot guarantee it will be available when you visit. Trainers are allowed but please make sure they are free of dirt – nobody wants to put their hands on a suspicious looking brown mark!
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 climber. We will also be introducing instructed sessions soon.
If you wish to register to supervise you must either be an experienced climber, or have completed our Introduction to Climbing Course (tba).
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 18 years of age may climb unsupervised at the Centre, providing that they have passed our Junior Sign-off (tba).
Do you provide birthday parties?
Unfortunately not just yet but we hope to get these up and running soon.
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 in early 2021. We do however have hot and cold drinks for sale plus a few snacks to keep you going.