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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Had a great party for 7th birthday, with the action walls and the party room afterwards. Highly recommended. Climbing leaders were excellent and all had a fab time.
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
Brought both my daughters and a friend. Ages 16,12 & 12, they had a great time, better than expected and good value. Would def recommend and will be revisiting soon.
Please sort the cafe out. Went on 22nd September. Had to wait 40 mins for an Americano!!! He lad behind the counter didn't have a clue. He kept also running... 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
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
Have been here loads of times. Staff friendly, helpful and informative. Went with my 13 year old son and had a great night and only cost£10 each on a special... 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
Booked our 6 year old daughter in for the first time. She loved it she was awesome at climbing and this was aided by the friendly and helpful instructors. We... 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