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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I took along five, 7 yr olds for my son’s birthday celebrations. They l loved it. The adventure walls are great and the children really have to use their ingenuity... read more
Staff were on hand, ensuring safety was paramount. Absolutely fantastic experience for the children.
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
We took our guides aged 10-14 years to climb on the action walls. As always the booking process and check in was smooth. The guides loved the varying challenge of... 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
I've just had the first week of a learn to climb course. I was very well looked after, the teaching was great and the climbing centre seems a very welcoming... read more
We had an awesome time, the session felt much longer than it was so there was no need to spend more for extra time. Lots of kids so felt a... read more
Visited today for our daughters 8th birthday party with the non food option. We had access to the party room and ordered Dominos Pizza for delivery. We were struck by... read more
Have been to other climbing wall facilities but this one wins out above the rest in this area. Great facilities, truely lovely instructors that work great with adults and kids.... read more
As a one-off visitor who is just visiting Shrewsbury, I would have had to pay 4 pounds just to register here. That includes filling in a form and watching a... read more
What a fantastic experience! I'm scared of heights but the instructors were wonderful, kind and patient and I made it further up some than I thought! It was great fun... read more
We visited Climbing the walls the first weekend of the summer holidays as part of a treat day for 4 of our children after getting excellent school reports. 3 of... read more