Back To Climbing

GETTING BACK ON THE WALL

LAST UPDATED 20 OCTOBER 2020

We know a lot of you are looking forward to climbing again, but we also understand some of you will be nervous and some may not be comfortable coming back just yet.

Whatever your personal decision, we’re with you; take as long as you need and make a decision which is right for you. 

If you want to know what we're doing to keep Highball COVID Safe follow this link.

Here’s a quickfire summary of what to expect:

+ Brand new customers/registrations are being accepted.
+ Supervision of customers, supervision of children (8+) or adult.
New 'Boulder Safety Briefing' sessions are here!
New registrations for Competent Boulderers.
+ New Registrations of climbers who are going to be supervised by an experienced Climber.
+ Supervision Ratio is 1:2 with a minimum age of 8.
Pre-booked climbing sessions with maximum capacity within the guidelines.
Pay As You Go, Punchards & Memberships for booking options.
+ Memberships can be unfrozen, look for an email within your inbox!
Wear a face covering.
Use liquid chalk.
Wash hands upon entry, exit and whenever else is appropriate.
The Strength and Conditioning Area is open to max 8 people. Max 20 mins per person.
Check-out station on exit.
+ Reduced opening hours across the week.

Our Full COVID-19 Operating procedures can be found here.

 

Pre-Booked Sessions - Bouldering Only

To ensure social distancing and to control numbers, we will re-open with timed sessions for bouldering only. These ‘Open Climbing Sessions’ will need to be pre-booked online. Initially, you will be able to book 5 days in advance and you will be able to book for yourself and others. 

To book your climbing session go here.

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IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE COMING BACK?

We have updated our Conditions of Use - We strongly recommend you read through these before you come back. By checking in to climb you are agreeing to use the centre in line with this document. 

Some people’s registrations have expired during lockdown. Where people have opted in, we have sent you an email to notify you which includes a  link to our new Acknowledgement of Risk Form. Please complete it before coming to the centre.

Before you book an open climbing session you should consider your health and who you have had contact with. Follow the general guidelines and self-isolate if necessary.