XC boasts a 60 x 14m climbing wall, not for the faint hearted!
Climbing is both mentally and physically challenging, it’s a great work out, builds confidence and will quickly develop muscular and core strength, endurance and flexibility.
XC’s 880m2 climbing wall consists of four very distinct areas suitable for beginners through to advanced climbers. A combination of Light wave, Cristalithe and Mozaik climbing systems are used and designed to challenge and eXCite even the most experienced of climbers. XC offers open climbing courses, parties and private lessons. XC caters for Boulderers, top rope Climbers and lead Climbers with 8 auto belays too. New routes are set reguarly and for all abilities.
Climbing disclaimer forms have to be completed on site by the parent or legal guardian for all under 18’s. The minimum age for climbing is 3 years old for Mini Mountaineers and 5 years old for taster sessions.
Unsupervised climbing/casual climbing
All casual / unsupervised climbers must complete a disclaimer and a rope competency test on site at XC. The minimum age for a rope competency test is 14 years of age. If they are under 18 they must have a parent or legal guardian on site on their first visit to complete the disclaimer form.
XC is open 9am – 10pm Monday – Friday & Sunday. Saturdays 9am – 7pm. Please call reception (01442 507100) for the specific opening times for each activity.
Why try climbing?
- Appeals to a wide variety of ages, abilities and body types.
- Builds teamwork and leadership skills.
- Good full body and mind workout.
- Develops lean endurance muscle and core strength.
- Improves co-ordination and Neuromotor skills.
- Stress relief, aids weight loss, improves muscle tone and improves cardiovascular health.
What our customers say
XC staff they couldn’t be more helpful and today when the kids went for their climbing lesson I was very impressed, from the reception staff, cafe staff and the fabulous instructors.
Great crowd great staff, good route setting.
My 5yr old son had an Easter holiday climbing lesson: awesome! Great facility, price and excellent instructor.