Chimera offer a range of courses and lessons for anyone wishing to learn how to climb outside on real rock. Tunbridge Wells is ideally positioned close to the Southern Sandstone crags of Harrison’s Rocks, Happy Valley and Stone Farm (in East Grinstead) and a great place to give rock climbing a try.
As well as bouldering, these local crags are where you can learn to top rope - but climbing here requires special consideration to ensure the rock isn’t damaged for future generations. That is why it is a good idea to have a lesson and make sure you are setting up your top rope correctly.
Chimera offer a number of kids classes outdoors. There are termly classes through the summer as well as holiday clubs once school breaks up, a fun, action-packed way to keep children entertained and enthralled.
As well as climbing and bouldering, the littler rascals can scramble through caves and tunnels, whilst the teenagers can learn to belay and practice their rope work.
The term time classes last 2.5 HRS and the holiday clubs are 2 HRS.
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Chimera also run birthday parties outdoors - a two hour fun filled session, perfect for any little monkey. A whistle-stop tour of the beautiful boulders, caves and caverns of Harrison's Rocks in Groombridge, interspersed with fun games and challenges. Hassle-free, healthy entertainment. This outside rock climbing course is the perfect party and guaranteed to rock your child's world.
Please note, the course will still go ahead in light rain, but if the weather is severe you will need to contact the centre as it may be rescheduled.
Chimera offer a two hour introductory taster session at Harrison’s Rocks, which is a great starting point if you haven’t climbed outside before. The aim of the session is to get you onto the rock for the maximum time possible to get a feel for climbing on sandstone.
You’ll learn the basics from a qualified instructor - and get some mood-boosting fresh air as well. Taster sessions start from £40.
If you want to learn the ropes in more detail, the four-hour Introduction to Rock Climbing is for you. This intensive, single day course covers everything you need to know - climbing knots, rope work, climbing technique and how to climb and use the rock correctly and safely.
Run by qualified instructors who have been climbing on the sandstone for many years, this is a fun way to take you through all the steps you need to go out on the rocks with your friends.
The introduction to rock climbing costs £60 and runs at the weekend. Please email: email@example.com to learn more.