St Albans

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  • Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre
  • Holywell Hill
  • St Albans
  • Hertfordshire
  • AL1 2DL
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  • 0845 363 1177
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    School & Group bookings are welcomed on weekday mornings before our scheduled opening time.

    Our UK based Service Centre is open from 9am every day for all bookings and enquiries.

    Schedule & Opening Times

    • TRY CLIMBING

      1 hour Climbing Tasters (age 4-16)

      Resident - £12.40
      Non-resident - £13.80

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      Family Climbing Taster

      Resident:
      Up to 4 (age 4+): £62.50
      Up to 6 (age 7+): £74
      Non-Resident:
      Up to 4 (age 4+): £68
      Up to 6 (age 7+): £82

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      PARTIES & GROUPS

      Pebbles Parties (age 4-7)

      Resident:
      Up to 4 - £70
      Up to 8 - £125
      Up to 12 - £170
      Non Resident
      Up to 4 - £77
      Up to 8 - £138
      Up to 12 - £184

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      Parties (age 7+)

      Resident:
      Up to 6 - £90
      Up to 12 - £176
      Up to 18 - £266
      Non Resident
      Up to 6 - £100
      Up to 12 - £195
      Up to 18 - £275

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      Group Climbing (age 7 - adult)

      Resident:
      Up to 8 - £95
      Up to 16 - £185
      Up to 24 - £275
      Non Resident
      Up to 8 - £105
      Up to 16 - £210
      Up to 24 - £310

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      CLUBS & CLASSES

      RockStart (Adult Beginners)

      £23 or £60 for 3 sessions
      Resident Price: £21.50

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      Rock Up Social (Adult Improvers)

      £8.95
      Shoe & harness hire for just £3

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      Pebbles Club (age 4-7)

      Residents:
      Member* Price (per session): £10.95
      Non Member Price (per session): £13.20

      Non Residents:
      Member* Price (per session): £12.30
      Non Member Price (per session): £14.60

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      Junior Rock Club (age 7-12)

      Residents:
      Member* Price (per session): £11.70
      Non Member Price (per session): £13.20
      Term Bookings (available for members): £11.10 per session

      Non Residents:
      Member* Price (per session): £13.20
      Non Member Price (per session): £13.85
      Term Bookings (available for members): £12.30 per session

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      Group Climbing (age 7 - adult)

      Resident:
      Up to 8 - £95
      Up to 16 - £185
      Up to 24 - £275
      Non Resident
      Up to 8 - £105
      Up to 16 - £210
      Up to 24 - £310

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      Private Instruction

      £50 per hour for 1:1 instruction. £12 per additional person.

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      CLIMBERS

      Customers wishing to use High Sports for uninstructed climbing must first pass a High Sports Safety Test (age 14+) or be mentored by a competent climber. Each competent climber can mentor up to two novices/juniors, terms & conditions apply.

      Annual Membership

      Individual - £12.80
      Family - £21
      Group - £28

      Pay as you go

      Residents:
      Non-members - £9.20 Adult (16+) - £6.70
      Junior - £8 peak times
      Boulder Only - £3.50
      Adult Group - (minimum 4) - £8.10
      Junior Group - (minimum 4) - £8.10
      Student & Concessions - £6.70
      Belay Only - £3.60

      Pre-pay Passes*

      Adult 30 day pass - £46
      Junior 30 day pass - £36
      Student 30 day pass - £36
      Adult 90 day pass - £134
      Junior 90 day pass - £100
      Adult 10 session pass - £82

      *Only available for members

      Non-Residents:
      Non-members - £9.20 Adult (16+) - £6.70
      Junior - £8 peak times
      Boulder Only - £3.50
      Adult Group - (minimum 4) - £8.10
      Junior Group - (minimum 4) - £8.10
      Student & Concessions - £6.70
      Belay Only - £3.60

      Pre-pay Passes*

      Adult 30 day pass - £46
      Junior 30 day pass - £36
      Student 30 day pass - £36
      Adult 90 day pass - £134
      Junior 90 day pass - £100
      Adult 10 session pass - £82

      *Only available for members

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      Private Instruction

      £50 per hour for 1:1 instruction. £12 per additional person.

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      Rock Up Social (age 16+)

      £8.95
      Shoe & harness hire for just £3

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      Equipment Hire

      Standard harness - £3.10
      Shoes - £4.10
      Belay Device - £1

      (Harness & shoe package & other equipment available)

    • TERM TIME - OPEN 15:00 - 21:00

      Uninstructed climbing for competent climbers all day.
      Private instruction available on request.
      Pebbles Club (age 4-7) – 16:15-17:15

      Junior Rock Club (age 7-15) - 17:45-19:15

      RockStart (Adult Beginners) - 19:30-21:00


      SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - OPEN 10:00 - 21:00

      HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


    • TERM TIME - OPEN 15:00 - 21:00

      Uninstructed climbing for competent climbers all day.
      Private instruction available on request.
      Pebbles Club (age 4-7) – 16:15-17:15

      Junior Rock Club (age 7-15 - advanced class) - 17:45-19:15

      Rock Up Social (age 7-15 - advanced class) - 19:00-21:30


      Adult Rock Up Social ) - 19:30-21:00


      SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - OPEN 10:00 - 21:00

      HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


    • TERM TIME - OPEN 15:00 - 21:00


      Uninstructed climbing for competent climbers all day.
      Private instruction available on request.

      Pebbles Club (age 4-7) – 16:15-17:15

      Junior Rock Club (age 7-15) - 17:45-19:15


      SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - OPEN 10:00 - 21:00

      HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


    • TERM TIME - OPEN 15:00 - 21:00


      Uninstructed climbing for competent climbers all day.
      Private instruction available on request.

      Uninstructed climbing for competent climbers all day.
      Private instruction available on request.

      Pebbles Club (age 4-7) – 16:15-17:15

      Junior Rock Club (age 12-15) - 17:45-19:15


      SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - OPEN 15:00 - 21:00

      HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


    • TERM TIME - OPEN 15:00 - 20:00


      Uninstructed climbing for competent climbers all day.
      Private instruction available on request.

      Uninstructed climbing for competent climbers all day.

      Private instruction available on request.
      Pebbles Club (age 4-7) – 16:15-17:15

      Junior Rock Club (age 7-15) - 16:00-17:30


      SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - OPEN 10:00 - 20:00

      HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


    • TERM TIME - OPEN 09:15 - 18:30


      Uninstructed climbing for competent climbers all day.
      Private instruction available on request.

      Uninstructed climbing for competent climbers all day.

      Junior Rock Club (age 7-16) - 09:30-11:00 & 11:15-12:45

      Pebbles Club (age 4-6) - 10:00-11:00 & 11:15-12:15 &12:30-13:30

      Parties (age 7+) – 15:00-16:30 & 16:45-18:15

      Pebbles Parties (age 4-7) – 15:00-16:00 & 16:45-17:45

      1 hour Climbing Taster (age 7-16) - 11:15-12:15 & 13:15-14:15

      Family Taster - 11:15-12:15 & 13:00-14:00 & 14:45-15:45 & 16:30-17:30


      SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - OPEN 09:00-18:00

      HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


    • TERM TIME - OPEN 09:15 - 18:30

      Uninstructed climbing for competent climbers all day.

      Junior Rock Club (age 7-16) - 09:30-11:00

      Pebbles Club (age 4-6) - 11:15-12:15

      Parties (age 7+) – 13:15-14:45 & 15:00-16:30 & 16:45-18:15

      Pebbles Parties (age 4-7) – 13:45-14:45 & 15;30-16:30 & 17:15-18:15

      1 hour Climbing Taster (age 7-16) - 11:15-12:15

      Family Taster - 11:15-12:15 & 13:00-14:00 & 14:45-15:45 & 16:30-17:30


      SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - OPEN 09:00-18:00

      HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


    • CHRISTMAS AT ST ALBANS CLIMBING WALL

      CHRISTMAS AT ST ALBANS CLIMBING WALL

      There is so much fun to be had at the climbing wall this Christmas! For children, adults and families! We have Christmas themed evenings, fun festive tasters and half day fun days full of seasonal surprises.

      Our Christmas schedules and opening times are published and sessions are booking up fast!

    •  The Hickman Series - Climbing Techniques - Part 3

      The Hickman Series - Climbing Techniques - Part 3

      Part 3: In these videos, James demonstrates some key climbing techniques we use everyday at the climbing wall. You can spot several different techniques in each of these boulder videos.

      Have a watch and then trial them out in your climbing sessions. Let us know what you think of the videos and how it helps your climbing!

    • We pride ourselves on regular routesetting with great setters - you'll never get bored at our wall!

      Our next boulderset is the 21st September with Steve Hart

      Our next routeset is the 5th October with Rob Lamey

      Our LAST rope set was on the 5th Septemberwith Henry Crawley

      • Line/Colour
      • Grade
      • Set Date
      • Setter
      • Lead/TR
      • Bolts
      • In Situ Draws
      • 1/Red
      • 4+
      • 16/5/16
      • Elliot White
      • Autobelay/Lead
      • 8
      • no
      • 1/Blue
      • 6b
      • 16/5/16
      • Elliot White
      • Autobelay/Lead
      • 8
      • no
      • 1/Grey
      • 5c
      • 16/5/16
      • Elliot White
      • Autobelay/Lead
      • 8
      • no
      • 2/Green
      • 6a
      • 16/5/16
      • Elliot White
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • no
      • 2/White
      • 6a
      • 16/5/16
      • Elliot White
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • no
      • 2/Brown
      • 6b
      • 16/5/16
      • Elliot White
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • no
      • 3/Pink
      • 5a
      • 16/5/16
      • Elliot White
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • no
      • 3/Yellow
      • 6b+
      • 16/5/16
      • Elliot White
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • no
      • 3/Blue
      • 6a+
      • 16/5/16
      • Elliot White
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • no
      • 4/Orange
      • 6c
      • 18/04/16
      • Richard Gannon
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 4/White
      • 6b+
      • 18/04/16
      • Richard Gannon
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 4/Grey
      • 6a+
      • 18/04/16
      • Richard Gannon
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 4/Brown
      • 6c
      • 16/5/16
      • Elliot White
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 5/Purple
      • 5b
      • 20/04/16
      • James Hickman
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 5/Green
      • 6a
      • 20/04/16
      • James Hickman
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 5/Red
      • 6c
      • 20/04/16
      • James Hickman
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 6/Blue
      • 5b
      • 20/04/16
      • James Hickman
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 6/White
      • 5c
      • 20/04/16
      • James Hickman
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 6/Beige
      • 6c
      • 20/04/16
      • James Hickman
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 7/Yellow
      • 6a
      • 20/04/16
      • James Hickman
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 7/Red
      • 6c
      • 20/04/16
      • James Hickman
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 7/Pink
      • 7a+
      • 20/04/16
      • James Hickman
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • yes
      • 8/Orange
      • 3
      • 03/04/2014
      • Richard Draycott
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • no
      • 8/Green
      • 5
      • 11/11/14
      • Rob Morton-Lloyd
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • no
      • 8/Black
      • 6a+
      • 17/03/2015
      • Marcin Piela
      • Lead & TR
      • 8
      • no
      • 9/Features
      • 6c
      •  
      •  
      • Lead & TR
      • 4
      • no
      • 9/Black
      • 6a+
      • 08/03/16
      • Steve Hart
      • Lead & TR
      • 4
      • no

       

      • 9/Red
      • 6b
      • 08/03/16
      • Steve Hart
      • Lead & TR
      • 4
      • no
      • 10/Stone
      • 6a+
      • 08/03/16
      • Steve Hart
      • Lead & TR
      • 3
      • no
      • 10/Green
      • 5a
      • 08/03/16
      • Steve Hart
      • Lead & TR
      • 3
      • no
      • 10/Features
      • 7a+
      •  
      •  
      • Lead & TR
      • 3
      • no
      • 11/Features
      •  6a
      •  
      •  
      • Lead & TR
      • 3
      • no
      • 12/Green
      • 5b
      • 18/02/16
      • Richard Gannon
      • Lead & TR
      • 3
      • no
      • 12/Blue
      • 4+
      • 18/02/16
      • Richard Gannon
      • Lead & TR
      • 3
      • no
      • 12/Features
      • 6b+
      •  
      •  
      • Lead & TR
      • 3
      • no
      • 13/Black
      • 4
      • 118/02/16
      • Richard Gannon
      • Lead & TR
      • 4
      • no
      • 13/Yellow
      • 4
      • 18/02/16
      • Richard Gannon
      • Lead & TR
      • 4
      • no
      • 13/Purple
      • 4+
      • 18/02/16
      • Richard Gannon
      • Lead & TR
      • 4
      • no
      • 13/Features
      • 5+
      •  
      •  
      • Lead & TR
      • 4
      • no
      • 14/Grey
      • 5b
      • 08/03/16
      • Steve Hart
      • Lead & TR
      • 4
      • no
      • 14/features
      • 6b
      •  
      •  
      • Lead & TR
      • 4
      • no
      • Area
      • Grade
      • Colour
      • Set Date
      • Setter

       

      • Left
      • VB
      • White
      • 27/04/16
      • Aaron Burdett

       

      • Left
      • V3
      • Black
      • 27/04/16
      • Aaron Burdett

       

      • Left
      • V3
      • Green
      • 27/04/16
      • Aaron Burdett

       

      • Left
      • V3
      • White
      • 27/04/16
      • Steve Hart

       

      • Left
      • V2
      • Orange
      • 27/04/16
      • Aaron Burdett
      • Left
      • V1
      • Yellow
      • 27/04/16
      • Steve Hart

       

      • Left
      • V4
      • Blue
      • 27/04/16
      • Aaron Burdett

       

      • Left
      • V3
      • Purple
      • 27/04/16
      • Aaron Burdett

       

      • Left
      • VB
      • Red
      • 27/04/16
      • Steve Hart

       

      • Left
      • V1
      • Pink
      • 27/04/16
      • Steve Hart

       

      • Left
      • V2
      • Yellow Spots
      • 27/04/16
      • Steve Hart

       

      • Right
      • V3
      • Blue
      • 27/04/16
      • Steve Hart

       

      • Right
      • V2
      • Yellow
      • 27/04/16
      • Aaron Burdett

       

      • Right
      • V3
      • Blue
      • 27/04/16
      • Steve Hart

       

      • Right
      • V2
      • Yellow
      • 27/04/16
      • Aaron Burdett

       

      • Right
      • V2
      • Orange
      • 27/04/16
      • Aaron Burdett

       

      • Right
      • V4
      • Black
      • 27/04/16
      • Aaron Burdett

       

      • Right
      • V1
      • Grey
      • 27/04/16
      • Ed

       

      • Right
      • V3
      • Green
      • 27/04/16
      • Steve Hart
      • Right
      • V3
      • White
      • 27/04/16
      • Steve Hart
      • Right
      • V2
      • Purple
      • 27/04/16
      • Steve Hart
      • Right
      • VB
      • Yellow
      • 27/04/16
      • Aaron Burdett
      • Right
      • V3
      • Red
      • 27/04/16
      • Aaron Burdett

       

       

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    Meet The Team

    • Steve Hart: Senior Instructor

      Steve Hart: Senior Instructor

      Summary

      I have been climbing for over four years, started climbing indoors but now climbs outdoors (mostly bouldering) at every opportunity. When not climbing I will usually be found setting new problems on the St Albans boulder wall.

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