Holiday courses

Geckos run three-day climbing courses during the school holidays for classes of six children aged 9 and above. Our courses are suitable for all levels of climbers, from beginners upwards. Structured to run over three days, the course covers:

  • How to put on a harness, tie-in with a figure-of-eight knot and belay safely
  • Bouldering and top-roping
  • Essential climbing technique

The cost is £99.00, inclusive of equipment-hire, instruction and admission into The Castle.

Climbing on the 12 metre high walls at The Castle
Climbing the 12 metre high walls at The Castle. Photo by Andy Cunningham

Our next holiday course dates are in the Summer half-term:

  • Monday 30 May to Wednesday 1 June 2022, from 10.00-12.00

And during the Summer holidays:

  • Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 July 2022, from 10.00-12.00

We will also run bespoke courses on request. Please note that all courses need a minimum of 4 children.

Please contact Geckos for more information, or to make a booking.

Young people bouldering on the slabs
Learning the skills of bouldering.

Useful documentation

Parental consent form