Climbing Notice

The climbing wall is open and available for supervised climbing alongside members/customers who have completed our Sports Village climbing competency assessment. Everyone will still need to book an open climbing session. Please familiarise yourself with our updated measures.

Read our Re-Opening Measures HERE

The 12 metre high wall at Hertfordshire Sports Village provides a challenging climbing surface for all grades of climbers from beginners to advanced and boasts the following:

  • Unlimited access to competent climbers
  • Taster sessions (one FREE session per member, per year)
  • Impressive 12 metre high wall
  • Perfect for beginners to advanced climbers
  • Dramatic overhang, vertical and slab surfaces
  • Free Competency Assessment
  • Suitable for ages 8+

Download – Adult Bouldering Disclaimer

Download – Adult Unsupervised Climbing Disclaimer

Download – Novice Supervised Climbing Disclaimer

Wall Opening Times

Monday to Thursday: 06:30 – 22:30
Friday: 06:30 – 21:00
Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 – 16:00


Casual Climbing Prices

Adult Members (90 mins)

Off-Peak Peak
£5.95 £6.80

Adult Non-Members

Off-Peak Peak
£7 £8

Junior Members (90 mins)

Off-Peak Peak
£5.10 £5.95

Junior Non-Members

Off-Peak Peak
£6 £7
Taster Session

Taster Session

Never climbed before but want to have a go? Get started with a one hour taster session. These sessions are aimed at complete novices as an experience/trial session. An instructor is one hand to help you with the basics and all equipment is provided. You can book a whole session for up to 6 people or book for individuals and be part of a maximum group of 6 with others. Minimum age of 8 years, under 10 years must be accompanied.

  • Please register your interest for a taster session below

Age Group

Minimum age of 8 years (max of 6)

Duration

60 minutes

When

Sundays between 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00 and 12:00-13:00

Contact us for appointment availability on other days.

Price

£15 per person
(1 free session per person, per year for full members)

We are currently not taking climbing course bookings.

Competency Assessment

Competency Assessment

To ensure the safety of all of our climbers, everyone must complete a Competency Assessment before climbing unsupervised.

A Competency Assessment tests your ability to safely put on a harness, tie in and belay (no teaching is involved).

Climbing Competency Assessments need to be pre-booked – make sure you email now to arrange yours!

Age Group

18+ years

Price

FREE

Selected evening slots available.

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Adult Climbing Courses

Adult Climbing Courses/Inductions

Our Learn to Climb courses and inductions are designed as ‘zero to hero’ for brand new climbers to pass a Climbing Competency Test and practice techniques in a safe environment.

Age Group

18+ years

Duration

3 x 90 minute sessions

When

Thursdays from 18:30-20:00

Price

£60.00 Members
£75.00 Non-Members

We are currently not taking climbing course bookings.

Kids Climbing Courses 8-13

Kids Climbing Courses – 8-13 year olds

These courses are aimed at 8-13 year olds. Children will work towards a Hertfordshire Sports Village award.

Age Group

8-13 years

Duration

6 x 90 minute sessions

When

Mondays from 17:00-18:30

Tuesdays from 17:00-18:30

Price

£55.50 Members
£61.50 Non-Members

We are currently not taking climbing course bookings.

Kids Climbing Courses 14-17

Kids Climbing Courses – 14-17 year olds

These courses are aimed at 14-17 year olds. Teenagers will develop personal skills whilst working towards a Hertfordshire Sports Village award.

Age Group

14-17 years

Duration

6 x 90 minute sessions

When

Mondays from 18:30-20:00

Tuesdays from 18:30-20:00

Price

£55.50 Members
£61.50 Non-Members

We are currently not taking climbing course bookings.

One-to-One Climbing

One-to-Ones

Our One-to-Ones are tailored for individual coaching and instruction.

Age Group

8+ years

Duration

60 minutes

When

By appointment only.

Price

£25.00 Members
£25.00 plus entry Non-Members

We are currently not taking climbing course bookings.

Family Learn to Climb

Family Learn to Climb

Do you and your family want to learn to climb together but are your kids under 18 years old?
This is the course for you! It will give you the opportunity to climb together as a family.

Our fun, 4 week courses are aimed at newcomers to climbing. It will teach all members of the family how to use the safety equipment together with specific emphasis on the additional safety considerations when climbing with children.

Age Group

Minimum age of 8 years for children

Duration

4 x 90 minute sessions

When

Wednesdays from 17:30-19:00

Prices

Special introductory offer – £50 per person

We are currently not taking climbing course bookings.

Open Climb Sessions

Open Climb Sessions

Aimed at competent climbers who want to climb together as a family.

These sessions will provide supervision for under 18 year olds to belay, with instructors available throughout.*

*Please note – there is no instruction provided during these sessions but an instructor will be available to ‘tail’ the under 18 belayer. All under 18 year olds will be required to do a belay test.

Age Group

14+ years

Duration

120 minutes

When

Wednesdays from 17:30-19:30

Price

Usual climbing entry fee

We are currently not taking climbing course bookings.

Improvers Climb Workshops

Improvers Climb Workshops

Have you recently got into climbing but now want to get better?
Would you like to know more about climbing technique? Do you want to climb with other competent climbers looking to improve?
Are you looking to refresh your climbing with some focus?

If the answer is ‘YES’ then our Thursday evening sessions are for you!

These sessions are aimed at climbers who are competent but want to learn more about moving confidently on the wall – either to make grade improvements or just take your climbing a little further!

These sessions will have a rolling programme of skills workshops designed to help climbers focus on specific areas of balance & footwork, holds, hands & arms, movement & steep walls and ‘pushing it.’ Advice on clothing, equipment or training will also be available in any session.

Age Group

18+ years

Duration

60 minutes

When

Thursdays from 20:30-21:30 (Climbers are welcome to stay after this time to continue climbing!)

Price

£4.50
plus usual climbing entry fee

We are currently not taking climbing course bookings.

Book a Tour

Come and have a look around our state of the art facilities at Hertfordshire Sports Village, with the opportunity to try them too.


Complete the form above and we'll be in touch or call 01707 284466 to speak to one of our team.