If you are an experienced climber, then you are able to use Dynamic Rock unsupervised, providing you are able to tie in using an approved knot and demonstrate the correct use of a belay device. If you require any instruction, you will need to book a session with one of our instructors.
If you are a competent climber, then you are able to sign responsibility for up to two novices and take them into the centre under your supervision.
The climbing wall is open from 12pm to 10pm during the week, from 10am to 6pm on weekends during the summer. Weekend entry is extended to 8pm outside of BST.
We have climbing harnesses, belay devices, climbing shoes and helmets available to hire for use in the centre.
We have a range of climbing shoe sizes available, from UK2 (continental 34) to UK13 (continental 48).
Climbing in trainers is acceptable, as long as they are reasonably clean. Muddy or dirty shoes are not allowed. They must also be well fitting and able to be done up…slip-on pumps or Vans etc that may slip off are not.
We do not hire out ropes for lead climbing in the centre or any equipment for climbing outdoors.
We run one hour climbing taster sessions that are suitable for anyone wishing to try indoor climbing, if you then decide you would like to take it further, you can book onto a beginner’s course, which will enable you to climb unsupervised on top-ropes within the centre.
Under our instruction, the minimum age is 8. Under the supervision of a competent adult climber, anyone over the age of 5 can climb at Dynamic Rock. Competent climbers can climb unsupervised from the age of 18; 14-17 year olds can climb unsupervised once they have met all pre-requisites, have the appropriate parental permissions and have been signed off by one of our instructors .
All our lead lines are equipped with in-situ quickdraws, so there is no need to bring your own.
If you are a competent climber, then you are able to take responsibility for up to two children or novices in the centre. If you are an inexperienced climber, you will need to book a session with on of our instructors.
We have a bouldering area with a wide range of grades for both novices and stronger climbers. You do not have to be a competent climber to use the bouldering area, but anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
There is a £1 discount for those wishing to boulder only.
There is always a trained First Aider on the premises, all senior staff are First Aid qualified.
There is a range of experience within our staff, from our younger instructors who gel well with kids, to those with decades of knowledge at their disposal. All our climbing instructors are active climbers and are fully trained before running any courses in the centre.
There is no weight limit, but we do have a limit to the size of harness we can fit on our courses of 114cm (58”).
We recommend you wear loose comfortable clothing that you might normally wear for general exercise. Tight jeans, skirts/dresses, bulky jumpers and very short shorts should be avoided.
Although climbing can be a dangerous activity, Dynamic Rock follow best practice as members of the Association of British Climbing walls and as such, every effort has been made to minimize the risk. General sporting injuries can be minimised by warming up appropriately before hand. Dynamic Rock centre staff are their for your safety and any instruction given by them should be followed at all times.
We have an online booking system for most courses. If you have specific requirements, you can contact us by email. Alternatively, you can book over the phone or at the reception in the climbing centre itself. We need to take a deposit or valid invoice address to hold any booking made.
You can if there is an available slot to accommodate the course you wish to take. We prefer to take bookings at least a week in advance so we can guarantee you your course requirements.
Yes you do. For all indoor climbing courses we ask for a 50% deposit to be paid on booking. For outdoor courses we require the balance to be paid in full at least 2 weeks in advance.
For indoor climbing courses the balance should be paid on arrival at reception prior to commencing your course.
At the moment, Dynamic Rock does not have the facility to accept debit or credit cards.
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For indoor climbing courses: We will return the full cost of the course if we are given 1 weeks notice of cancellation. If less than 7 days notice is given, this will result in the loss of 50% deposit. This includes rearrangement. For outdoor climbing courses: Any cancellations within a four week period are subject to loss of 50% deposit. Any cancellations within 1 – 14 days of the course are subject to loss of 100% course fees. (See terms and conditions).
Dynamic Rock endeavour to run all courses, however there may be times when external circumstances force us to have to cancel courses. We will notify you as soon as is possible. Please see the “terms and conditions” for more information.
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