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Induction assessments

Climbing inductions are for those aged 18+ and are an assessment of your competency to climb unsupervised. Please review the criteria below used in the assessments.

If you are not confident in your ability to pass the climbing induction assessment, please take the time to gain further confidence and experience before undertaking the induction assessment, or book into an adult pay and play course session to climb supervised by instructors in order to gain the confidence and experience.

Please see details of how to pre book your sessions below.

  • Adult climbing Induction Assessment


Pre booking

You must pre book your sessions and inductions online or via the Sport Blackpool mobile App on Android and Apple devices.

You must hold a leisure card or membership to be able to book these. You can sign up for your leisure card Online or Book a tour appointment with a membership advisor. Climbing sessions are included on the health and fitness membership, however inductions are chargeable.

When booking for the climbing wall, please ensure that your belay partner also books their own slot at the same time and is from the same household or support bubble. Unless exempt, please wear a face covering except whilst exercising.


Climbing guests

If registered climbers wish to bring guests aged from 5yrs+ into the climbing or bouldering walls, we have now opened up a limited number of guest slots in each session. A registered climber must have passed the centre induction for the chosen area booked.

In order to bring up to two novice guests to either the main climbing wall, or the bouldering wall, you should complete the relevant novice guest form. Before you complete the form, your guests will need to have a leisure card or membership sign up Online or Book a tour appointment with a membership advisor

When you have submitted the relevant guest form, we will then confirm once each guest has the relevant permission to climb with you added to their leisure card or membership. Guests will only be able to book a slot once their permission has been added. When booking, please ensure that guests book their own slot at the same time as the registered climber.

Due to current local lockdown restrictions, guests are currently only allowed if they are from the same household or support bubble as the lead climber.

Children aged 5 years to 17 years: Must always be supervised by a registered climbing adult aged 18 years or over.

Adults 18 years or over: Non registered adults must always be supervised by the registered adult aged 18 years or over.



On arrival please follow the below guides to ensure safety for yourself and others:

  • Check in at reception for your session no earlier than 10 minutes before your booked time.
  • Wait outside away from the reception queue or in your car if you cannot avoid arriving earlier than this.
  • Use hand sanitiser before and after your activity (located in reception and also at the climbing wall).
  • Come workout ready and limit the need to use the bag drop zone.
  • Follow the guidance on display regarding social distancing in the climbing areas.
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