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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 the ‘NIBAS’ programme (National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme), meaning your child has the opportunity to work towards certificates and could even be signed off to climb without supervision at both of our walls and others that participate in the NIBAS programme.

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 £56 per month, which covers entrance, shoe hire and instruction and equates to £14 per lesson. Classes are capped at 8 climbers. Outdoor costs vary.

There is also the option to book your child onto the 'Kids Club Plus' plan, which is charged at £75 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 book a place for your child on our year-round clubs please click here.

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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.

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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: