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Kids Climbing at Chimera

kids clubs

Chimera offer a range of lessons and clubs for children who want to learn more about climbing. These classes run year-round and are divided into three categories:

Little Monkeys

Little Monkeys (5-7 years old)

Rock Ninjas

Rock Ninjas (8-11 years old)

Chimera Academy

Chimera Academy (12-16 years old)

By signing your child up, they are able to learn and practice their skills in a controlled environment under the guidance of a qualified instructor. At Chimera we work though a comprehensive programme that covers technique, climbing wall etiquette and builds confidence.

In the summer term, Chimera run rock climbing clubs outdoors on the local southern sandstone - a great introduction into the world of climbing on real rock.

Clubs are priced at £60 per month, which covers entrance, shoe hire and instruction and equates to £15 per lesson. Classes are capped at 6 climbers. Outdoor costs vary.

There is also the option to book your child onto the 'Kids Club Plus' plan, which is charged at £82 per month. As well as a weekly instructed lesson, this includes unlimited free climbing at both of our centres and shoe hire. Our normal supervision rules apply if your child has not been passed to climb unsupervised.

To join our waiting list for your child on our year-round clubs, please click here.

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For young adults, Chimera offers a ‘College’ class which runs for 90 minutes both midweek and on Saturday mornings. Aimed at 16 – 18 year olds, this is both a fun way into the sport and an opportunity to improve technique and make friends. Led by qualified instructors, the Chimera College will see any young adult develop the skills to climb alone when they eventually fly the proverbial nest. To learn more please email:

Private Lessons

We offer private lessons for kids who perhaps can’t commit to a regular club or just want a helping hand with some basic technique to get them started. These are priced at £38 for an hour on a one to one basis, or £60 for two kids.

Email to find out more.


sessions indoor and out through the school holidays

If you are looking for something, fun, energetic and rewarding for your children to do during the school holidays, bring them along to a holiday club!

We run sessions indoor and out through the school holidays, and tailor the sessions to suit - so whether your child is trying climbing for the first time, or getting some extra practice in, these clubs are suitable for all.

Email to find out more.


the squad

Team Chimera is our competitive invitation-only squad of climbing ninjas. Aged up to 17 years old, the team train at Chimera under the tutelage of our most experienced professional coaches.

The squad train multiple times per week and at the weekend, as well as attending competitions. This is a dedicated, close-knit team where attitude is valued as highly as ability.

Trials take place in September of each year - if you are interested in finding out more, email: