Schools and Climbing the Walls…
Climbing the Walls offers a third generation climbing centre with fully qualified and experienced staff delivering memorable experiences alongside high quality nationally recognised climbing courses.
Designed to introduce the next generation of young people to the sport, Climbing the Walls aims to provide high impact thrilling sessions through the use of our Action Walls, Bouldering and 12.6m Top Rope Walls drawing young people in through FUN, CHALLENGE and ACHIEVEMENT.
Benefits of climbing:
- Develops Muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and flexibility
- Gives and sense of achievement, developing self-esteem and confidence
- Develops confidence and trust in other people
- Enhances concentration and focus
- Develops team work and communication skills
Qualifications we offer
National indoor Climbing Awards Schemes UK wide, schemes designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial structures
It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering, the schemes are open to all candidates from 7 upwards
NICAS ranges from levels 1 to 5. Starting from the complete beginner to fully competent climber ready for competitions. The course will motivate young people to participate in physical activity and will increase climbing and movement ability. The use of log books will help measure the development of the candidates.
We also work with several schools as climbing is one of the sports listed in GCSE PE specification under Identifying and Solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature. Your students can climb within the curriculum with physical education programmes of study, key stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. Climbing is one of the sports listed in the GCSE PE specification and is based around the NICAS qualification covering all aspects of the spectrum being followed.
We offer Action Walls sessions, One off climbing Sessions, NICAS climbing sessions and one off bouldering sessions.
To find out more about how Climbing the Walls can assist your students as part of their PE curriculum, please contact our centre and ask for the Schools and groups Manager on 01743 510238, you can also download our prospectus for schools.
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We advise you wear something that allows for a lot of movement and you feel comfortable, general sports gear is great. Climbing shoes are VITAL. If you do not have climbing shoes they are available for hire.
Minimum participation age for climbing is 5 (school year 1).
We are happy to work with you to tailor-make sessions according to your needs.
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Went for a Sunday afternoon climbing session with my lad. We tried wolf mountain in wolves first but they didn’t have enough staff. No such trouble at Shrewsbury, not with... read more
Took my two grandsons - aged 13 and 11, on a weekday in the school holidays. They had great fun. Staff ensured that all climbing harnesses were fastened correctly and... read more
I took 2 boys aged 8 and 14 years old to climbing the walls today. Check in was really easy as I had booked and got the parental waiver completed... read more
With one hour and 15 challenges with varying degrees of difficulty, this is a fun thing to do for experienced and novice climbers. Both my daughter and I are experienced... read more
My children love it here, it was really quiet when we visited so there was no waiting around to get on the action walls. Staff we brilliant, very interactive... read more
Lived this, excellent fun for all the family. The only negative I would say is there was sometimes not always someone free to connect you back up to the next... read more
My boys love Climbing the walls and we love the fact that it gets them doing things which are good for them. The raised coffee shop allows parents to watch... read more
My girls 6 and 7 had a super day . They loved the whole experience and desperately want to do it again. Staff were really helpful and friendly
Fantastic time had by my little boy. Will deffo be coming back for more fun. He absolutely loved it! Only very, very slight negative was the instructors could have... read more