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Individual bouldering

Induction assessments

Bouldering inductions are suitable for anyone aged 14+ 

14 years to 17 years

Experienced and competent young people aged 14 to 17 may be registered and allowed to use the centre unsupervised when they have fulfilled assessment criteria below and have appropriate parent consent. For 14 and 15 year olds, the parent/guardian should be present during the assessment or acknowledge that they have seen the bouldering area and are aware of the nature of the activity. 

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Ages 18 years +

Adults can boulder unsupervised on completion of the centre induction assessment and completion of the acknowledgements of risk declarations.

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.

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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 or membership Online or Book a tour appointment with a membership advisor. Bouldering sessions are included on the health and fitness membership, however inductions are chargeable.

Bouldering 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 which they will need to sign up for 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. Unless exempt, please wear a face covering except whilst exercising.

 

Bouldering wall guests

Children aged 5 to 8 years: Children must always be supervised by a ‘non climbing’ registered climbing adult 18 years or over.                           

Children aged 8 to 17 years: Must always be supervised by a registered climbing adult 18 years or over.

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

 

Arrival

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

  • Unless exempt, please wear a face covering except whilst exercising.
  • 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 outside the bouldering wall).
  • Come workout ready and limit the need to use the bag drop zone.
  • Follow the guidance on display regarding social distancing in the bouldering areas.
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