If you want to lead your own youth groups or school sessions, our instructor training gives you all the skills you need to make the most of the wall and bring out the best in your kids.

Instructor training sessions usually take place at 9-10am on weekdays when the centre is empty. . They're free if you've booked to bring a group down. 

Please contact us directly to book so we can have a chat and understand your specific needs. You can email us via the site, or give us a call on 0151 345 0587.

Once you’re done, you can use the centre with maximum flexibility and take advantage of reduced rates per head compared to our coach-lead sessions.

Find out more about bringing school and youth groups to the Climbing Hangar.


How fit / strong do I need to be?

You don’t need to be fit or super strong to start climbing. You’ll find problems (what we call individual climbs) you can do on your first visit, and the more you practice the stronger you’ll become! Just make sure you warm up before you start to minimise the risk of injury, and you can get cracking right away (our staff can help if you need guidance – just ask).

I don't like heights - how high is the wall?

Bouldering isn’t about climbing high. The wall is only 4.2m at its highest point. And remember, while your hands might be at the top, your feet are unlikely to ever be more than 3m off the ground. The Climbing Hangar has crash mats throughout and we can teach you to land safely to minimise the risk of injury. As you gain in confidence you will stop noticing the heights.

How safe is bouldering?

Bouldering is a risky sport. But as long as you are aware of the particular type of risks associated with bouldering and how to avoid unnecessary dangers, it’s actually no more dangerous than normal kids’ play activities or adult sports. The induction video will tell you what to be aware of and how to stay safe, and our waiver document outlines your responsibilities as a Climbing Hangar customer. We’re fully insured and our team is qualified in coaching (and first aid should you need it).

What's your cancellation policy for classes?

For all pay as you go clubs and classes, we're happy to refund the cost of the session providing you cancel at least 24 hours in advance. No refund is available if you cancel less than 24 hours in advance.