U18 assessment

The Under 18 assessment is a gateway for experienced young climbers to attend the Castle unsupervised.

Who can do it?

The minimum age for assessment is 14.


Do you need to book?

Yes.
To book an assessment, please email booking@castle-climbing.co.uk
or call us on 020 8211 1082.


What is involved in the assessment?

  • 14-15 year olds: Climbers must be able to boulder safely, top-rope, lead climb, and belay.
  • 16-17 year olds: Climbers must be able to boulder safely, top-rope climb, and belay. Climbers may pass an optional lead climbing assessment if they want to lead climb.


Why is lead climbing essential for 14-15 year olds only?

This is because our insurance stipulates unsupervised 14-15 year-olds must be aware of how to competently use all equipment they may have access to. Young people aged 16+ are legally considered responsible for themselves so are not obliged to prove their competency.

Still not sure what’s right for you?

Drop us a message and we’ll 
get back to you.

Or call us on 020 8211 1082.