We are now beginning to re-introduce our junior sessions. Initially offering Rock Tots for ages 1-4 with parent participation, also NIBAS and Junior clubs from Age 10 and up only. This is to ensure the instructor and group can remain distanced during delivery.
The first step to discovering the world of climbing. Our Rock Tots sessions are for ages 1-4 year old with parents being part of the experience with teaching climbing through play.
The quickest and easiest way to get Juniors ages 10+ climbing is to book them onto one of our drop-in instructed kids clubs. These are fixed sessions which involve a hour of instructed climbing and fun.
NIBAS is a UK-wide coaching scheme designed to introduce and promote climbing development and recognise individual achievements. NIBAS is structured with Levels 1-4 available at VauxWall currently for ages 10+. Juniors will develop through a nationally recognised coaching scheme focusing on an individual’s skills and enthusiasm and having fun on the wall.
Under 18 Supervised Climber
Juniors can also use the Centre if directly supervised by a bouldering competent adult. Any adult wishing to supervise must complete our Bouldering Supervisor Assessment. This is a short 15 question form which requires knowledge in Bouldering safety, appropriate warming up, injury prevention and spotting.
14-17 Unsupervised Climber
For experienced juniors who wish to climb without supervision.
Juniors aged 14 – 17 may use the Centres unsupervised if they have significant bouldering experience or book and complete an Induction Plus or Private session. An assessment must be completed in all cases using the Unsupervised Junior Boulderer Assessment.
Our performance Junior Squad.
Looking to develop the of talent of young climbers through regular climbing sessions in a supportive, fun, friendly and structured way. The Squad is for enthusiastic juniors aged 10 – 17 looking to develop and compete in climbing competition. Members are selected annually per academic year.