From Monday 7th March – 31st May 2016, all existing registered climbers (aged 16+) must attend a short induction. Existing registered climbers must have passed the induction by 31st May 2016, or will not be permitted to continue climbing unsupervised at Sportspark, until they have done so.
Climbing Induction Timetable
Led by a qualified instructor, climbing wall inductions last a maximum of 30 minutes and are available every week during the following times:
Tuesday 19:30 and 20:00
Wednesday 12:00 and 12:30
Thursday 10:00 and 10:30
Saturday 12:30 and 13:00
These can be booked online, via the kiosks in Sportspark's reception or by calling (01603) 592398 between 10:00-21:00 hours, Monday-Sunday. For information on how to book a Sportspark activity, please refer our menu bar (top right) How To Book
Climbing Induction Price
Climbing inductions cost £10 per annum. However anyone that paid for a climbing registration between 7th March 2015 – 28th February 2016, will be offered a free Sportspark climbing induction. In addition, any adult (16+) that has successfully completed and passed a Sportspark Improvers Climbing Course from March 2016 onwards, will be able to book onto a climbing induction free of charge.
Climbing Induction Programme
During the climbing induction programme, participants will be asked to demonstrate the following:
- tying in
- putting on your harness
The induction will also include:
- a question and answer session
- hazard identification
You will also be asked to sign an agreement to confirm that you understand and accept Sportspark’s climbing registration terms and conditions.
Once you have passed the induction, you will be able to climb unsupervised.
If you have not demonstrated the required climbing skills during the induction, or have not provided satisfactory responses/knowledge during the question and answer session, you will be required to attend one of Sportspark’s six week climbing courses or arrange one-to-one climbing tuition, before reassessment can take place. The climbing instructor will be able to provide you with further details of our courses/further training opportunities during the induction.
Climbers Aged 16 or 17
Please note that any climber aged 16 or 17 will need their registration form signed by a parent or guardian.