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A fun coached session alongside other junior climbers, available for ages 8-18.
Tuition on a one-to-one basis or with a group of friends/siblings. Get a coach all to yourself!
Weekly sessions with a structured four level syllabus, for juniors looking to get serious.
An ideal activity for a special occasion, with food and drink packages available.
If you're a teacher or group leader, get in touch to learn more about what we can offer.
With a large team of dedicated and diligent coaches, you can rest assured that your juniors are in safe hands during bouldering sessions. You’re free to leave the centre during sessions in the knowledge they’ll be supervised at all times. Alternatively, you can wait in our café/bar area and make the most of our food and drink options. We’ve a fully licenced bar, speciality barista coffee, baked goods and tasty snacks! If you fancy something more substantial, why not check out our food partner, Pirate Burger… serving gourmet burgers delivered directly to you in-centre, with a range of scrumptious sides to accompany their legendary patty and buns!
Really great place. I did an Intro to Bouldering session. It was great to learn about the different techniques and the instructor was excellent. There is a café and bar area with a really nice vibe. I'll definitely return!
It’s a lovely, warm welcoming venue and my son thoroughly enjoys the development programme. Bouldering has become his new passion thanks to the Font and it’s great coaches!
Great centre, lot of variation on wall and routes. Lots of different difficulties and styles. Clean centre, well laid out, friendly staff and people. Good food options, too!
Love the setting, always fun climbs even for the easier grades. Amazing staff! I love the gym area too! Really well equipped. 100% recommend climbing here.
Inspiring setting with genuinely good movement and well set problems that challenge physically, technically and mentally. Great big well equipped gym space, didn’t feel sweaty even on a super hot June day. Management and staff create an inclusive and fun atmosphere however ‘seriously’ you take your climbing.
Staff were really friendly and welcoming. The climbing areas have an open feel with a well considered set of wall angles, catering for a variety of climbing styles. The setting is great and the training equipment in the gym area is first class.
Fantastic climbing gym with friendly staff and frequent re-setting of routes. There is a casual and social environment both on the wall, in the gym area, and in the cafe/bar! Not many gyms do beer on tap, which is a tasty bonus.
My son loves this place and is doing the development programme. Everyone is incredibly nice and very passionate about climbing. I’ve been really impressed how well they teach the kids. Great atmosphere, staff and fellow climbers.
Bouldering is a form of indoor climbing that is performed on an artificial climbing wall without the use of ropes or a harness. This enables climbers to focus on form and technique. The climbing walls at The Font have a maximum height of 4.5 meters meaning they are considered safe to climb without equipment, although safety always remains a priority. We believe bouldering is the most accessible and sociable form of rock climbing.
Rock climbing is a great way to improve your health whatever your fitness level. Colour coded routes cater for beginners through to advanced levels meaning you can start out on easier grades and level up when ready. Bouldering is as much about technique as it is about strength, meaning all body shapes and sizes can enjoy climbing and reap the benefits regardless of your strength or flexibility level.
You’ll want to arrive at least 15 minutes early and ensure you’ve signed up and completed your liability waiver beforehand. If not, your session could be delayed. You’ll be greeted at reception by a crew member who will introduce you to your dedicated climbing coach. They’ll then get you setup and provide you with all the information you’ll need.
You’ll want to wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely, basic sports gear is a good choice. Rock climbing is very physical so you’ll likely warm up quite quickly, however consider layering-up as we keep the centre cool and you might get a little chilly whilst not on the climbing wall. Climbing shoes can rented at the climbing gym for £4.00 or are included in the cost of your Intro to Bouldering session.
Yes! At The Font we’re passionate about supporting juniors develop within the sport. If accessing the climbing gym casually, under 18’s will need to be supervised by a competent adult. The minimum age to climb with us is 4 years old. Full information regarding junior supervision can be found here.
We also offer a range of supervised coached sessions as well as a junior development programme which is focused on supporting the next generation of climbing enthusiasts. Our full junior coaching timetable can be found here.
Each junior must have a profile that's associated with the account of their parent or guardian. This can be done during the sign up process. As well as this, a parent or guardian must complete the Liability Waiver before their associated junior can access the climbing wall.
Once a junior has a profile that's associated with the account of their parent or guardian, tuition can be booked for them via the junior coaching timetable. Then all you need to do is assign the relevant session to them during the checkout process.
You can access your account via this link. From here you can update your info, make changes to your payment methods and amend your bookings. You can also manage many aspects of your account through Font app which can be downloaded here.
Sessions can be cancelled online by logging into your account and navigating to the 'schedule' tab. You can then select 'Cancel' on the right hand side of your scheduled session(s). Please note that we operate a 72 hour cancellation policy. Sessions cancelled within the 48 hour window will still be charged.
Vouchers can be purchased via our prices page. Once purchased you’ll be emailed a voucher code which you can gift to your recipient. We can then assign the credit to their account in person at the centre, via email or over the phone.
We have gender neutral changing facilities, private cubicles, showers and toilets that are accessible to all. Lockers are available within the changing area to keep your belongings safe and secure (remember to bring your own padlock). WIFI is fully accessible throughout the centre with plenty of sockets available to plugin your laptop or to charge your smart device.
There is free parking outside the climbing gym on Lydden Road. However, we do not have any dedicated customer parking spaces available aside from disabled parking. There is a dedicated bike rack at the side of that with ample spaces available.
We sell branded merch including t-shirts, sweaters, vests and hats. We also stock a range of climbing shoes from a variety of manufactures as well as chalk, chalk bags and much more! Our friendly staff are always on had to assist you with your purchase.
Our climbing gym offers a full bar service with craft beer and cider on tap, spirits/mixers and a full selection of soft drinks. Our partners over at Pirate Burgers also provide a full menu of delicious food including burgers, fries and hotdogs!
Absolutely! You are more than welcome to sit in the café and enjoy a coffee without having to pay any entry fee.