Half Day Outdoor Climbing Taster (families & juniors) - Roche Rock
What to expect
This course is for families and juniors with a minimum age of 6.
Enjoy a fun and active half day trying out rock climbing at a classic and historic crag.
You will have the opportunity to get loads of climbing done and you'll be helping to hold the ropes for other group members when not climbing.
From it’s unusual rock type to the 15th century chapel built into the very bones of the landscape, Roche Rock is a unique venue for climbers and historians. Steeped in legend, from it’s creation during the biblical floods to a refuge from demonic forces, it’s now a popular climbing spot - the rock is rough and grippy (even in the rain!) and the different outcrops provide a great range of challenges for the eager climber.
You'll meet your instructor at the parking location where they will check that you have everything you need and issue you with some essential equipment such as a harness and helmet.
You will then walk into the crag (a short, grassy trail) where you will have a safety brief and introductions will be made - climbing is a really friendly activity so it’s great to get to know the others on the course.
Then you get to climb! Our maximum capacity means everyone will get plenty of time to climb. When you're not climbing, you'll be involved in holding the ropes for the other climbers.
At the end of the session we'll wrap up, the instructor will need to de-rig, and we'll walk back to the parking together.
TICKET OPTIONS and UNDER 18's
UNDER 18'S MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN THROUGHOUT THE SESSION.
If the accompanying parent or legal guardian does not want to climb, they will not need their own ticket.
If the accompanying parent or legal guardian wants to climb too, they must purchase their own ticket (ticket name; participating parent or legal guardian).
If adult family members/family friends of participating under 18's want to climb, they must purchase their own ticket (ticket name; participating family member/friend).
Adults who are not known to any under 18 participant may not join this session, instead, check out our adult tasters here at Roche!
All technical safety equipment is provided. This does NOT include climbing shoes. You must have suitable footwear of your own (trainers or walking boots are fine).
There are public toilets a 5 minute walk along a main road from the parking.
What to bring
Crags can be cold and windy (even when the sun is shining!) and you’ll want to stay warm whilst you are resting between climbs. Bring plenty of layers including a warm jacket or coat.
We will still climb in the rain! Please ensure you have waterproof trousers and a jacket (with a hood) if it is raining or rain is forecast!
This is an active session - bring some snacks!
Staying hydrated is essential, make sure to bring plenty of fluids - if it’s cold, maybe consider a thermos too.
Please bring your own face covering & hand sanitiser. Any personal medication (inhalers etc.). Suncream if needed. Securely fitted footwear such as walking boots or trainers that won't fall off while climbing (you will not be able to participate barefoot or in open toed footwear such as sandals or flip-flops). If you have long hair, please bring a hairband/scrunchie. You must be able to tie your hair up whilst wearing a helmet.