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Chimera Climbing Centre Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Chimera Climbing Facilities Tunbridge Wells South East

FACILITIES

Our modern, indoor bouldering gym offers a fresh and exciting climbing experience for people of all abilities.  The centre has a variety of different angled walls offering unique challenges, as well as a dedicated training area with campus boards, finger boards, a 40 degree wall and more. There is even a weights room and rings for those who prefer the calisthenics side of climbing.

Stock up on those climbing essentials – our in-house shop sells all the essentials, from chalk and tape through to clothing and shoes. We also have a range of guide books covering the local sandstone crags, coaching manuals and outdoor equipment including ropes. If you are looking for a present, we offer gift vouchers too.

Hungry? Grab a snack from our fully licensed café or perhaps a well-earned drink after your session.

Don’t forget – we organise outdoor rock climbing trips throughout the year so if you want to transfer those indoor skills to the local rock, let us know by checking out Chimera Outdoors.

Chimera Climbing Abilities Tunbridge Wells South East

ABILITIES

Climbing is a sport that always takes place in a social, fun and friendly atmosphere surrounded by like-minded people. Whether you are new to the sport of bouldering, looking to get fit, keen to implement a healthy lifestyle or a seasoned pro, Chimera is the place for you. We are a bouldering gym which means no ropes - instead the walls are lower, and surrounded by safety matting. But it also means no harnesses to squeeze into and no tricky knots to learn. It is the most accessible form of climbing and the easiest to take up.

You can rent shoes at reception, and simply have to register and watch the induction video before you can climb. You can register online here to save time. No prior experience is required – just turn up and have some fun on our bouldering walls.

If you want a helping hand, we offer taster sessions to those new to the sport and coaching classes for those looking to improve.

Chimera Climbing Location Tunbridge Wells South East

LOCATION

Tunbridge Wells is home to our original Chimera gym, we are in the heart of Kent just an hour outside of London. You can walk from High Brooms train station or the local bus stop, or we have a free car park right outside the centre.

Our bouldering gym was designed and is run by local climbers who grew up climbing on the local sandstone here and know the area well, and is a great place to be introduced to the sport. Or if you just want to try something new, or have fun with your friends or even just get some specific strength training in, Chimera is the place for you.

THE CHIMERA CREW

MEET THE TEAM THAT MAKE OUR CENTRE A GREAT EXPERIENCE

Chris Searle Chimera Climbing South East

Chris searle

CREW / MANAGING DIRECTOR
FAVOURITE CLIMB / FUTEBOL, FONTAINEBLEAU, FRANCE

Chris is Chimera’s Director, he grew up in Kent and has been climbing since the age of 10, and he loves it every bit as much today as he did back then. When not honing his skills on the local sandstone rocks around Tunbridge Wells , Chris regularly heads to Fontainebleau in France to boulder with his friends.

Andre Hedger Chimera Climbing and Bouldering Centre South East

ANDRE HEDGER

CREW / Director / Route-Setting Manager
FAVOURITE CLIMB / THE NOSE, EL CAPITAN, USA

Andre is Chimera’s Director and also Head Route Setter. He has been climbing since he could crawl, and as well as bouldering, is proficient in sport and trad climbing. He's climbed all over the world, from Thailand to Madagascar and beyond, and of course has been to the mecca of climbing, Yosemite

Danny Litchfield Climbing and Bouldering Centre South East

DANNY LITCHFIELD

CREW / Centre Manager
FAVOURITE CLIMB / JINGO WOBBLY, HARRISONS ROCKS

Danny makes sure Chimera stays open and running - not an easy task at the best of times! From organising the events to designing new features, Danny is always busy - but still just about finds time to squeeze in some climbing and then transfers those climbing skills to his other favourite passion, snowboarding.

Chimera Climbing Staff
MARISA GIFFORD - Coaching Manager
Baseless, Burbage North
Chimera Climbing Staff
Thomas Phipps - Head Coach
Trip of the psychedelic tortoise, Harrison's
Chimera Climbing Staff
Amber Boulderstone - Senior Coach
Eleonora’s Kastro, Anafi, greece
Chimera Climbing Staff
SAM TAYLOR - Senior Coach
UNCLIMBED WALL SOLO, HARRISON'S
Chimera Climbing Staff
Abbi McDonald – Head Setter
Apneiste, Font
Chimera Climbing Staff
BECKY HART - MARKETING Manager
Captain Caveman, Kawakawa Bay, NZ
Chimera Climbing Staff
Di Barnes – Accounts Manager
Long Layback, Harrison’s
Chimera Climbing Staff
Loren Taylor – Duty Manager
Mur Lombard, FontAmptrax - El Chorro
Chimera Climbing Staff
Lance Naude – Duty Manager
Adrenaline, Apremont, Font
Chimera Climbing Staff
Harvey Nicholson - Duty Manager
MUR LOMBARD, FONTAMPTRAX - EL CHORRO
Chimera Climbing Staff
NIKKI GENT - CENTRE STAFF
MOONLIGHT ARETE, HARRISON’S
Chimera Climbing Staff
OLLY DE VULDER - Centre Staff
MORE CHEESE GROMIT, BURBAGE SOUTH
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our pricing

OPTIONS FOR GENERAL ADMISSION - prices correct from April 1st 2024

Youth / under 16's
DAY ENTRY £11.50
10 HITS (ENTRIES) £94.50
adults
DAY ENTRY £14.70
10 HITS (ENTRIES) £115.00
CONCESSIONS: STUDENTS & 60+
DAY ENTRY £11.50
10 HITS (ENTRIES) £94.50
hire
SHOE HIRE - £4.00
PRIVATE LESSONS
ONE HOUR FOR ONE PERSON £42
ONE HOUR FOR TWO PEOPLE £67
Get in touch

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIPS

All memberships include unlimited access to all three Chimera centres

STANDARD MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP
SINGLE PAYMENT: £66.00
(NO CONTRACT)
Green Card Membership
DIRECT DEBIT MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP: £58.00
(CONTRACT - ONE MONTH NOTICE TO CANCEL)
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