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

Our next holiday courses will be running from:

  • Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 July 2021, from 12.00-14.00 or 14.30-16.30 each day.
  • Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 August, from 9.00-11.00 each day*
  • Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 August, from 9.00-11.00 each day*

*If these courses fill up, we may put on later sessions.

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 (photograph taken pre-Coronavirus)

Useful documentation

Parental consent form