WELCOME TO CLIMBING

Stronghold is a bouldering centre and requires all new visitors (whether new to climbing or simply new to Stronghold) to complete an Acknowledgment of Risk form before they can climb at one of our lovely centres.

Continue reading below for all the important information you need to know before you visit.

THE LATEST COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR CLIMBING AT STRONGHOLD FROM 19TH JULY

NEW ADULT CLIMBER

So it’s your first time climbing. First of all, don’t be nervous as we are here to help.

THE BASICS >>

Stronghold is a bouldering only indoor climbing centre. This means there are no ropes or harnesses involved at any of our centres. As a sport, bouldering is all about freedom of movement and it’s a lot easier to get into than you think.

Whether you are bored of the normal gym or you just want to try something new, this sport is all about having fun (while accidentally getting fit). With minimal equipment needed (just a pair of climbing shoes you can hire from us) you’ll be picking up the techniques and lingo in no time.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE YOU VISIT >>

As a first time climber you don’t need prior experience to boulder at Stronghold. You just need to watch our induction video below and complete an Unsupervised Adult AOR form prior to visiting the centre.

You will be expected to pass the safety questions at the reception so be sure to take note on the video and form!

*Please note that there is a one-off £3 registration fee for all first time, 14yrs+, customers to Stronghold. This will only be paid once the registration process is completed at Stronghold reception*

Our lockers operate on a padlock system – please bring your own padlock if you wish to use a locker. There are padlocks available to purchase in our shop.

adult Registration (aor) form

EXPERIENCED ADULT CLIMBER

If it’s your first visit to a Stronghold and you have climbing experience then you can pre-register with us prior to your visit by filling in the Unsupervised Adult Acknowledgment of Risk (AOR) Form online. Please ensure you watch the Safety Induction video prior to filling out the form.

*Please note that there is a one-off £3 registration fee for all first time, 14yrs+, customers to Stronghold. This will only be paid once the registration process is completed at Stronghold reception*

Our lockers operate on a padlock system – please bring your own padlock if you wish to use a locker. There are padlocks available to purchase in our shop.

adult Registration (aor) form

KIDS CLIMBING OPPORTUNITIES

Want to Bring the Kids?

Stronghold Climbing Centres are designed and built for adults more than kids. Our centres are not soft play areas. We do really want to help those kids who love to climb everything and anything so please head over to our Kids and Families page for everything you need to know about our kids classes or how you, as an adult, can supervise your children at our centres.

NOVICE CLIMBERS OR UNDER-18 CLIMBERS

New to Climbing but Would Like to be Supervised

1. Come with a friend who is already (or can be) registered at Stronghold as an Unsupervised Adult Climber and they can supervise you. The registered Experienced Adult Climber will have to fill out a Novice Supervisors Form for every novice climber being supervised n.b. 1 x Experienced Adult can supervise 1 x Novice at one time. Read more about our Novice and Supervision Policy here>>

2. Once Covid restrictions allow, you can sign up below to one of our fantastic Adult Induction sessions. These will teach all you need to know to climb safely, unsupervised at Stronghold. (These currently aren’t available, we hope to bring this session back in late May)

Our Supervisor system is in place for your own safety, that of the individual you are supervising, and for the safety of other users of the centre.

If you are planning to bring a child or young person under the age of 18 then please head over to our kids and families page for more information

Novice Supervision and U18 Policy

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