The Climbing Hangar welcomes schools looking to add a little something extra to the curriculum and all sorts of community groups. Whether it’s a one off activity or you would like to get your kids climbing regularly, we’re happy to help.
There are two ways to bring groups to the Hangar
Supervised - we do the instructing so you can sit back and relax
- 60 minute sessions with one of our qualified instructors
- Group numbers from 8 to 24 kids
- Sessions must be pre-booked
- Call us on 0207 610 6276 to find out pricing
You need to complete our instructor training, but once you’ve done that you are free to bring groups whenever you like, giving you tonnes of flexibility.
- Up to 60 mins of climbing time for £8.00
- Group numbers from 8-24 kids
- Group leaders climb for free
- Same day and last minute booking available (please call the centre if you’re giving less than 24 hours notice – 0207 610 6276)
Get in touch
We're always happy to help, no matter what your requirements. Please get in touch to discuss your thoughts and get started!
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).
What equipment do I need?
You don’t need to bring anything with you except your enthusiasm and some comfortable clothes. Shoes and chalk are available to hire at The Climbing Hangar (included in Taster and 1-2-3 card entry), and if you want to buy your own kit then our on-site shop has everything you need, including a shoe fitting service.
What should I wear?
General sports gear is fine. The important thing is to be comfortable, and wear something that allows for a lot of movement. The Hangar is quite susceptible to changes in temperature, so we advice wearing layers to ensure you stay at just the right temperature.
I want to come with a mate but they’re much better than me and I’m just starting out. Can we climb together?
We mix the problems on the wall, so beginner’s climbs will be next to more challenging climbs. This means people of all abilities can climb together throughout the centre.
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.
We want to bring a group of kids down, how many adults need to be with the group.
You must have one adult with you for every two children, and this includes children who aren't climbing. So for four children you would need two adults; for four children climbing and a baby you would need three adults. You will be turned away if there aren't enough adults to supervise the kids as our insurance wouldn't cover you. Take a look at our guidance on supervising children at the Climbing Hangar.
The only exception to this is where you have done our instructor training in order to bring down a school or youth group.