Holiday courses

Geckos run three-day climbing courses during the school holidays for classes of four 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 October half-term course is now fully booked, so (lockdown permitting) the next holiday courses will run during the Christmas holidays, from 9.30am to 11.30am and 12.30-2.30pm on:

  • Tuesday 29 to Thursday 31 December 2020

Due to the government’s tier 4 restrictions, our December holiday courses have unfortunately been cancelled. We hope to be back for the February half-term holidays or, failing that, Easter 2010. Stay well everyone!

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