CHIMERA CLIMBING OUTSIDE

 

Chimera Climbing Centre offers a range of climbing courses close to Tunbridge Wells for those wishing to experience the thrill of outdoor climbing. Tunbridge Wells is ideally positioned to access the beautiful beautiful crags of the local southern sandstone.

 

Situated on the Kent & Sussex border, near Royal Tunbridge Wells, in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, are a series of natural rock outcrops that allow for the only genuine rock climbing in the South East of England. Our range of beginner outdoor climbing courses in Tunbridge Wells have been designed with both adults and children in mind, so there is something on offer for everyone.

CLIMB + YOGA SANDSTONE DAY RETREATS /

Chimera have teamed up with local climber and yogi Sandra Berlin on her ever popular day

retreats to local sandstone crag Bowles.

 

Located just a few minutes outside of Tunbridge Wells, the day consists of a chance to climb outside on the local sandstone, with guidance from Chimera’s own trained staff and Sandra.

 

Locally sourced vegetarian food is on the menu for a well-deserved lunch, before a two hour yoga session begins in the afternoon.

 

Designed for climbers to help improve their flexibility and breathing techniques, the yoga session is the perfect way to reward yourself after a fun morning of climbing.

 

Suitable for any experience level, these days fill up fast so don’t delay, and there is a special offer if you book before the 31st January.

 

For dates, more details and to book, please visit:

CLIMB + YOGA

ROCK CLIMBING TASTER SESSION / Fill in the details below to book in your climbing session:

This two-hour introductory outdoor rock-climbing session, minimises the amount of instructional time, and allows you to just get to grips with being on the rock. It is a great way to get a feel for outdoor climbing without having to learn the ropes. This outdoor climbing course takes place at Harrison's rocks on the edge of Tunbridge Wells.

 

BREAKDOWN

AGE: 16+

COST: £40

TIMINGS: 7-9PM ON TUESDAYS / WEDNESDAYS / THURSDAYS
AND 5.30-7.30PM ON SATURDAYS / SUNDAYS

LOCATION: HARRISON'S ROCKS

 

Please note that this course requires at least two participants to run. The course will still go ahead in light rain, but if the weather is severe you will need to contact the centre as it may be rescheduled. Forestry Commission parking fees apply.

 

All participants will require suitable outdoor clothing, trainers and a drink.

*A VALID OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CONSENT FORM MUST BE COMPLETED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.

INTRODUCTION TO ROCK CLIMBING / Fill in the details below to book in your climbing session:

This intensive single day outdoor course covers everything you need to know to get started exhilarating in the world of outdoor rock-climbing. You will learn the basics of climbing-movement and bouldering techniques, crag-safety and risk-management, climbing knots and rope-work, how to safely select and use appropriate climbing equipment, and how to belay a partner on a top-rope climb. Our experts instructors looking forward to seeing you for this Tunbridge Wells Climbing Course.

 

BREAKDOWN

AGE: 16+

COST: £60

TIMINGS: 1-5PM SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS

LOCATION: HARRISON'S ROCKS

 

Please note that this course requires at least two participants to run. The course will still go ahead in light rain, but if the weather is severe you will need to contact the centre as it may be rescheduled. Forestry Commission parking fees apply.

 

All participants will require suitable outdoor clothing, trainers and a drink.

*A VALID OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CONSENT FORM MUST BE COMPLETED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.

ROCK CLIMBING HOLIDAY COURSES  / Fill in the details below to book in your climbing session:

These full-day action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled, adventure days are an ideal way to keep your little one's entertained during the holidays. There's no better way to learn about outdoor climbing, than with our expert instructors from Chimera.

 

The days starts out with bouldering skills, climbing games and weaseling through the caves and boulders of Harrison's Rocks (near Tunbridge Wells), and finishes with roped-climbing and belaying. This outdoor rock climbing course is set to be very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

BREAKDOWN

AGE: 10-16+

COST: £45

TIMINGS: 10AM-3PM MONDAYS / TUESDAYS / WEDNESDAYS / THURSDAYS / FRIDAYS

LOCATION: HARRISON'S ROCKS

 

Please note that this course requires at least two participants to run. The course will still go ahead in light rain, but if the weather is severe you will need to contact the centre as it may be rescheduled.

 

All participants will require suitable outdoor clothing, trainers and a drink.

 

A packed lunch is required for the course.

*A VALID OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CONSENT FORM MUST BE COMPLETED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.

BOULDERING HOLIDAY COURSE  / Fill in the details below to book in your climbing session:

Want to experience the exhilaration of outdoor bouldering in Tunbridge Wells?

 

These two-hour afternoon outdoor bouldering sessions are a great way for the little ones to get a taste of rock climbing without having to learn the ropes. More adventure less instruction. Our outdoor climbing instructors are on hand to ensure fun and safety for all.

 

BREAKDOWN

AGE: 7-10

COST: £20

TIMINGS: 4-6PM MONDAYS / TUESDAYS / WEDNESDAYS / THURSDAYS / FRIDAYS

LOCATION: HARRISON'S ROCKS

 

Please note that this course requires at least two participants to run. The course will still go ahead in light rain, but if the weather is severe you will need to contact the centre as it may be rescheduled.

 

All participants will require suitable outdoor clothing, trainers and a drink.

*A VALID OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CONSENT FORM MUST BE COMPLETED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.

BOULDERING BIRTHDAY PARTIES / Fill in the details below to book in your climbing session:

These two-hour fun-filled sessions are the perfect way to occupy your little adrenaline junkies. A whistle-stop tour of the beautiful boulders, caves and caverns of Harrison's Rocks in Groombridge, interspersed with fun games and challenges. Hassle-free, healthy entertainment. This outside rock climbing course is the perfect party and guaranteed to rock your child's world.

 

Please note, the course will still go ahead in light rain, but if the weather is severe you will need to contact the centre as it may be rescheduled. Forestry Commission parking fees apply.

 

All participants will require suitable outdoor clothing, trainers and a drink.

 

BREAKDOWN

AGE: 5-16+

COST: £90

TIMINGS: 10AM-12PM SATURDAYS

MAXIMUM OF 6 PARTICIPANTS. FOR DOUBLE GROUPS WITH UP TO 12 PARTICIPANTS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CENTRE.

LOCATION: HARRISON'S ROCKS

 

Please note that this course requires at least two participants to run. The course will still go ahead in light rain, but if the weather is severe you will need to contact the centre as it may be rescheduled.

 

All participants will require suitable outdoor clothing, trainers and a drink. We recommend that you bring a packed lunch.

*A VALID OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CONSENT FORM MUST BE COMPLETED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.

 

 

INSIDE TO OUT

This is a little different from our other outside climbing courses, as all tuition is given at our purpose built climbing Rock Gym. In this class you will learn how to set up a climb using a top rope, use equipment properly, learn to belay and much, much more.

 

This leaves you free to head-out independently and explore the exhilarating world of outdoor climbing.

 

BREAKDOWN

AGE: 16+ (PLEASE CONTACT THE CENTRE, FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE)

COST: £40

TIMINGS: 7.30PM - 9.00PM ON FRIDAYS

LOCATION: CHIMERA CLIMBING CENTRE

PLEASE WATCH SKILLS GUIDELINES VIDEOS CLICK HERE

SKILLS GUIDELINE VIDEOS

CLIMBING OUTSIDE

HOW TO CHECK ANCHORS

HOW TO RIG ROUTES

ESSENTIAL GEAR

HOW TO LOOK AFTER THE ROCK

HOW TO ACCESS PINNACLES

SANDSTONE CODE OF PRACTICE

Read the Sandstone code of practice guide:

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/access-launch-updated-version-of-the-sandstone-code-of-practice

...or Download Here

BOULDER PAD HIRE

When bouldering outdoors, it is essential to protect the climber appropriately.

Chimera now offers a Bouldering Pad Hire service. We have 4 pads available to book online.

 

Pads are hired out for the whole day and should be returned that same evening.

Please ring the centre on 01892 457 294, if you would like to extend your booking

or if you have any queries.

 

PRICE: £10 / DAY / PAD

PLEASE NOTE: WE REQUIRE A DEPOSIT OF £100 PER PAD, WHICH IS REFUNDABLE ON RETURN OF THE PADS.

We pride ourselves with having friendly, knowledgeable and personable staff, and we always put your enjoyment and safety first. We create a great social atmosphere so
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