What’s on offer…
There are many types of session available to book at Rockburn, depending on both your current ability/fitness (including almost zero!). Click on the link for further session information. If you are new to bouldering and do not know where to begin, the Centre Induction is the best starting point:
!FREE CENTRE INDUCTIONS THURSDAY EVENING @7PM WEEKLY!
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If you are new to bouldering and want to use the centre unsupervised, or wish to bring a child to the centre, you MUST complete a centre induction. The session covers the basics of bouldering, some instruction on technique and movement and the safety aspects specific to the safe use of a bouldering facility.
Duration: 1 hour / Ages: 16+ / Requirements: Climbing shoes provided for the session. / Cost: £11 per space (call to book – group rate available upon request)
[NOTE: This is a compuslory course for all novice/new climbers and parents wishing to supervise their children before you can use the arena unsupervised]
Beginners Development Sessions
If you are new to bouldering and want to improve your climbing, or have a focus for your climbing development, this is for you. The 4 sessions cover footwork, body position, route reading and training for climbing. If you cannot make a session the course repeats every 4 weeks – you can join in next time! Once completed you will have the necessary tools to begin developing your climbing skills, climb harder and more effectively.
Duration: 4 x 1 hour sessions/ Ages: 12+ / Requirements: Must have completed a Centre Induction / Cost: £60 (call to book) / When: Tuesday evenings 7-8pm
If you want to give climbing/bouldering a go and have not tried before, the taster session is a great place to begin. The taster covers the basics of bouldering, some instruction on technique and movement and suitable warm-up and cool-down exercises.
Duration: 1 hour / Ages: 7+ (mixed age groups not advised to get the most out of it, unless you are a family group!) / Requirements: Climbing shoes provided / Cost: £11 per space (call to book)
If you are visiting the area and wish to give bouldering a go, the Holiday Club is a great place to begin. The club covers the basics of bouldering, some instruction on technique and movement and suitable warm-up and cool-down exercises. Games are also used to engage and practise various techniques during the session. Refer to the Holiday tab for school holiday timetables – [click here – opens in a new tab]
Duration: 1 hour / Ages: 7+ / Requirements: Climbing shoes provided / Cost: £11 per space (call to book)
This session is aimed at teenagers wishing to begin their climbing journey. Parents + climbers participate in a mini induction on the first visit, highlighting rules of safe use and expectations of supervision during the session. Once completed teenage climbers are allowed to use the facility during any T’n Club.
Duration: 2 hours (Mondays + Fridays 4.30pm until 6.30pm) / Ages: 13 – 17 year olds / Requirements: Parents to attend the first session for 20 minutes, all kit provided / Cost: £10 per session
NICAS Bouldering Sessions
NICAS Bouldering is a national scheme designed to develop climbers through 5 levels from New Boulderer to Pro Boulderer. Rockburn is accredited to deliver levels 1-3. For more information, visit our Nicas Bouldering page here
Duration: 1 Hour / Ages: Minimum age 9, no upper limit! / Requirements: logbook must be purchased on initial visit / Cost – £10 per hour (Booking Essential)
This session runs on Fridays in term time between 11am and 12pm. It is aimed at parents wishing to introduce their little people to climbing. Parents participate in a mini induction, highlighting rules of safe use and expectations of supervision during the session. Once completed parent and child are allowed to use the facility for supervised climbing, games and general fun. There is no instruction but instructors are available to assist and motivate as required.
Duration: 45 mins – 1 hour / Ages: Under 4’s / Requirements: Parents to attend and supervise throughout the session, clean shoes to use on the wall / Cost: £5 per session
Once you have mastered the basics of bouldering, the best way to improve quickly is a 1-to-1 coaching session. Our coaches are avid climbers, many of whom are well known in the area. The session will include and initial assessment, training plan and focused development to help you achieve you goals
Duration: 1 hour / Ages: 7+ / Requirements: Bouldering French Grade 5+ consistently advantageous, own climbing shoes preferred / Cost: £25 (call to discuss requirements – booking essential)
Schools, Educational and Youth Groups
We offer a range of activities designed for students of all ages and abilities. Sessions will usually occur before 12pm: you will have sole use of the centre!
All required kit will be provided along with qualified instructors to guide the session. Duke of Edinburgh and GCSE provision available. We are also a NICAS Bouldering Registered centre, allowing us to provide a structured curriculum to develop students. (Click Here for information regarding the NICAS Bouldering Scheme)
Duration: Agreed on an individual basis / Ages: dependant on requirements / Requirements: 1 staff member on-site at all times / Cost – POA (Booking Essential)
Home School Group
This occurs every Wednessday between 1pm and 2pm.
All required kit will be provided along with qualified instructors to guide the session and instruct climbers. The aim is to create a strong social group and assist with developing climbing techniques and competence.
Duration: 1 hour / Ages: 6 years + / Requirements: Climbing kit provided / Cost – £6 per session (Booking Essential)
We offer a range of outdoor climbing for climbers of all ages and abilities. Visit our Outdoor Events page to enquire, or give us a call at the centre to find out more…