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. In line with Government guidelines, you can book a whole session for up to 6 people. Groups must be either from the same household or social bubble. Minimum age of 8 years, and 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)

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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

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NICAS Kids Learn to Climb

NICAS Kids Learn to Climb
National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme

We are now an official NICAS training centre with 5 progressive climbing levels for children and young adults aged between 8 to 17. Our brand new programme aligns with the NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) Framework with awards for beginners to expert climbers. Our NICAS Learn to Climb levels run from 1-5.

Age Group

8-17 years

Duration

8 week courses – 8 x 90 minute sessions

When

Starting for the new term from Monday 12 October 2020

Mondays: 17:00-18:30 and 18:30-20:00

Tuesdays: 17:00-18:30

Saturdays: TBC

Price

£95 Members
£110 Non-Members
*includes registration onto the scheme, logbook and certificates when each attainment level is met.

Now booking for Levels 2 and 3 only.
We currently have a waiting list for Level 1.

Book your child’s assessment for Level 2 or 3:

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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

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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.

In line with Government guidelines, groups must be no larger than 6. Groups must be either from the same household or social bubble.

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

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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.

In line with Government guidelines, groups must be no larger than 6. Groups must be either from the same household or social bubble.

Age Group

14+ years

Duration

120 minutes

When

Wednesdays from 17:30-19:30

Price

Usual climbing entry fee

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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.

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