At The Castle U18's can climb under the supervision of an experienced adult (over 18) roped climber* who is registered with us. Bouldering Only climbers cannot supervise any novices. *An experienced roped climber is classed as someone who can put on a harness, tie in and belay safely.
If you are not an experienced climber please don't just turn up with your children expecting to climb!
If you are unexperienced or you need to refresh your skills you will need to book in advance an instructed session with us:
Our Family Taster sessions are a perfect way to enjoy the experience of climbing with your kids (age 5+) under the expert care of one of our instructors. Tasters sessions last 1.5 hours and will introduce you to both roped climbing and bouldering.
If you personally don't want to climb but would like to bring your kids along we also offer Kids Taster Sessions for children aged 9 to 15. Again it is a 1.5 hours session including roped climbing and bouldering.
Another great way to introduce your kids to climbing is to book yourself on to one of our Introductory Courses. These courses focus on the saftey skills you need to be able to climb independently in the centre.
An experienced adult climber can supervise up to 2 novices. There is no minimum age for the novices you can supervise.