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Youth beginners

White Angles

There are loads of easy ways to start climbing with kids.



Kids climbing

We run regular tasters and youth beginners roped courses which can be booked below. You can also explore our Youth pages to find out more about term-time classes, holiday sessions and climbing clubs for young adults. We offer additional classes for youth at The Mothership in Barton Hill (inc. Tiny Academy for parents and toddlers) and at The Arc in Chippenham.



Roped climbing

When roped climbing, under 18s must be supervised by a registered adult – who has been signed off to rope climb. Each adult can supervise up to 2 others per visit. Our weekly term-time kids classes offer a structured format through which kids can learn everything they need to know about roped climbing.




There is very limited bouldering at The Church. The Mothership has 2 floors of bouldering in Bristol.

Bouldering is low-level climbing over mats.  You do not need to do a course to start bouldering and you do not need to book for drop-in climbing. You can save time before you visit by completing forms online before you visit. The forms include a safety video that tells you everything you need to know to start bouldering.

Under 16s must be supervised by a registered adult. Each adult can supervise up to 2 others per visit.