SILVERBACKS 50+ CLIMBING COMMUNITY
Climbing is one of only a few sports which is recognised as having ‘lifetime participation’. This means people enjoy climbing throughout their life, from young to old; age is not a limiting factor.
It’s a really social activity and is great for general fitness. It uses mind and body, strength and balance, technique and problem solving and, with our continual ‘route setting’ program, there’s always a fresh challenge!
Here at Highball you can enjoy bouldering (climbing with no rope/harnesses), climbing (with ropes and harnesses for protection), and low level traversing (climbing sidewise at a low level).
We’ve also got a fantastic cafe serving great coffee, cakes and food.
If you are a beginner or novice, you’ll need to be supervised when climbing until such a time when you are suitably experienced, safe and competent to climb independently. You can be supervised by a suitably experienced friend/family members etc.. or by a member of the HIghball Team on one of our supervised sessions. The two main sessions we run during Silverbacks are:
Taster Session 60mins: If you’ve little or no climbing experience, this is the best place to start; it’s a supervised climbing session with one of our trained instructors. It’s a group session with a maximum of six people and you’ll have a go at both climbing (with ropes and harnesses) and bouldering (no ropes/harnesses). After this session you’ll have good idea of what indoor climbing is all about and the instructor will go over your next steps.
Bouldering Induction 60mins: If you’ve climbed before and/or, have a definite interest in bouldering (climbing without ropes/harnesses), this session will teach you all you need to know about climbing safely on a indoor bouldering wall. After this session, you should be suitably experienced to climb without supervision and climb independently.
Use the Code 50SB16 when booking online to get 50% discount!
For regular climbers, you can climb for just £5 (if you check in before 5pm) and this includes shoe hire if you don’t have your own which, is a saving of up to £6. If you’ve not been here before you’ll need to register* before climbing.
Our team can introduce you to other Silverback members and a one of our in house coaching team will be on hand from 2pm to offer free coaching and advice to help you improve your technique and/or confidence.
Remember: Your £5 entry has no time limit – it’s a day pass; you can stay as long as you want.
*Registration costs £2
12:00 Centre Opens / Welcome
13:00 Taster Session or Bouldering Induction – Book Online
14:00 Free Coaching Session
15:00 ‘Afternoon Tea’ Deals
- Reduced priced entry. £5 Day Pass* before 5pm and shoe hire.
- Discounted Bouldering Inductions and Taster Sessions
- Free Coaching and Advice from one of our team
- Great Offers on the Cafe
- Private Coaching Sessions Available
- Remember! A day pass has no time limit; you can climb beyond 5pm.