NEW lead climbing course.
The aim of this course is to teach you and your partner how to lead climb safely and enjoyably in an indoor climbing wall environment. Lead climbing can deliver much greater levels of satisfaction than bottom rope climbing, because it demands more of a climber than just physical strength and technique. The course is led by Dave Reeve who has over 28 years of climbing experience on indoor climbing walls and on Sport/Trad routes in the UK and abroad. Dave is still a keen climber and as well as being an instructor he sets routes at several local climbing walls. The course structure will be delivered over 3 x 2 hour sessions with a maximum 1:4 instructor to student ratio and will start with the instructor evaluating the climbing and belaying ability of you and your partner in a bottom rope environment.
You and your partner should be able to demonstrate that you can safely belay and lower each other and that you are able to climb in a consistent and confident manner on a bottom rope. We would expect that you have been climbing for around 6 months and have made a significant number of visits to a climbing wall. You'll need climbing shoes, a chalk bag and your own harness. The course will be taught using a traditional belay device such as the DMM Mantis or Bug; assisted braking devices such as the Gri Gri are not covered in this course. Lead ropes and belay devices will be supplied for use during the course.
Course start dates & times:
Friday 5th May - 18:30-20:30
Sunday 7th May - 10:00-12:00
The price of this course is Member: £75, Non-Member £90. Bookable now at reception.
6 week family climbing course. Starting January 2017 we have introduced a 6 week family climbing course. This course is designed for parents / guardians of juniors (6+) that have learned to climb and now wish to climb out session of structure session and for those families that wish to learn a new sport together. The course will allow parents/ guardian to work with juniors (6+) and learn how to belay them. There will limited time during the course for the adults to climb.
Norfolk might be the flattest county but there's no reason why you can't climb at Sportspark. Come and try your hand at ‘The Peak' – the largest indoor climbing wall in Norfolk with a Bouldering Cave, overhang and routes to challenge all levels of ability.
Climbing wall opens at 07:00
Climbing wall closes at 22:20
Peak: Monday – Friday 16:00-20:30
Off-Peak All other times
Wall closed during the following times:
CLOSED DURING FOLLOWING TIMES
15:00-17:00 - UEA term time only
15:00-17:00 - UEA term time only
17:00-20:00 - all year round
15:00-17:00 - UEA term time only
09:00-12:00 - all year round (for Junior Climbing Club)
16:00-18:00 - UEA term time only
View Sportspark's current climbing wall route grades.
Climbing Induction and Registration
To climb unsupervised at the Sportspark all climbers (aged 16+) must attend a short induction and sign our registration form.
An induction to the climbing wall costs £10 and this includes your first years registration. After the first year registration must be completed annually and the cost of this is £10 per person.
Climbing Induction Timetable
Led by a qualified instructor, climbing wall inductions last a maximum of 30 minutes and are available at 13:00hrs and 13:30hrs on the following dates:
13/05/17, 17/06/17, 24/06/17, 08/07/17, 15/07/17.
These can be booked online, via the kiosks in Sportspark's reception, in person at the Sportspark reception desk 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 structure
During the climbing induction, 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.
Casual Climbing Prices
For all registered adult climbers, we offer casual climbing sessions. Climbing prices are listed in our current price list under "Miscellaneous" and usage is charged in 90 minute blocks. Non-members pay the Pay and Play price. Members pay the peak or off-peak members/concession fee (depending on the time of day that they visit).
How to Book
For information on how to book a casual climbing session, please refer our menu bar (top right) How To Book
Climbing Taster Sessions
We run taster sessions throughout the year for both adults & juniors. Taster sessions provide 90 minutes of expert guidance in a small group. For more information on our climbing tasters and courses click here.
We run beginner and improver 6 week climbing courses for both adults and juniors throughout the year. For more details on the start dates of our next climbing courses and booking information visit our Sports Courses page by clicking here.
Junior Climbing Club
Thursday 17:00-18:30, Saturdays 09:00-10:30, 10:30-12:00
The Junior Climbing Club gives any child under 16 who has completed two Sportspark climbing courses the chance to climb. There is an annual fee to join the club of £5.00. A fully qualified instructor is there to give Members expert tips and challenges. The cost is £5.00 per session. During this time the wall is exclusively for Members of the Junior Climbing Club.
Junior Climbing Academy
Thursday 18:30-20:00, Saturday 18:30-20:00
The Junior Climbing Academy is for young established climbers aged 8-16. Please speak to a Sportspark climbing instructor for further details.
Looking for an unusual activity for your group, office or with friends? You can book a group (maximum number of eight) for a climbing session (120 minutes) with a qualified climbing instructor and equipment. Please note, some time restrictions apply to private bookings. Please call 01603 593 403 for more information.
Sportspark offers a range of themed party packages for children incuding gymnastics, climbing and archery. Our climbing parties offer a fun and challenging environment in which everyone can safely learn some basic climbing skills. Climbing parties are suitable for children aged 8 years+, for a maximum of 8 children. For more information visit our children's parties page here.