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Jurassic Ridge

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Welcome

Jurassic Ridge is the South West’s newest indoor climbing centre.

Hit new heights in the indoor climbing centre.

If you’re climbing the walls trying to entertain your little ones, why not let them climb ours? Designed for all ages (from 5+) and experiences, our modern indoor climbing centre has beginner-friendly routes for building confidence.

To challenge stronger climbers, there are 8a grades with slabs, vertical walls, and overhangs all built by Entrepris, who supplied the climbing walls at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Our two climbing areas have up to 80 routes for top-rope climbing, leading, and Auto Belay climbing. Not got a head for heights? You can grab a drink and watch all the action from the viewing galleries.

  • Switch things up with our constantly changing routes
  • Test yourself with our more challenging routes
  • Instructed and unsupervised (for Experienced Climbers) sessions available

Prices & Opening Times

Jurassic Ridge Climbing Centre

Prices

  • One Hour Fun Climb: Children (5-17): £12, Adults (18+): £15
  • After School Club: 6-week terms: £60, 7-week terms: £70
  • Learn to Climb 1: £49 pp
  • Rope Refreshers: £20 pp
  • Experienced Climbers: £12

Jurassic Ridge Climbing Centre

Opening Times

Term Time Off Peak

  • Monday to Friday: 1pm to 9pm
  • Thursday: 1pm to 10pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 7pm

Non-Term Time (Peak - School Holidays)

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 9pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 10pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 7pm

Climbing Sessions

Our centre features two climbing areas with up to 80 routes for top-rope climbing, leading, and Auto Belay climbing, which holds up to 150kg!!  Experienced climbers are welcome to book any time during our opening hours, or we offer a range of instructed sessions for beginner or returning climbers and courses for those looking to progress.

Waiver forms will need to be completed before you climb at Jurassic Ridge, the link can be found on the confirmation email, can be completed here or on arrival at Seal’s Cove.

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One Hour Fun Climb

If you want a fast-paced climbing session with maximum mileage on the wall, our instructed One Hour Fun Climb is for you.

We will make maximum use of the Auto Belay systems so you can climb as much as you have strength for in the hour!

This session is fully instructed, and all equipment hire is included in the cost.

Available for climbers aged 5+

Children (aged 5-17): £12

Adults (aged 18+): £15

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After School Clubs

After School Climbing Clubs

Our after school clubs are a programme of 6* evening sessions throughout each half of the school term. Sessions are 90 minutes long for Dynos 3 and Dyno Squad and 60 minutes for Dynos 1, 2 and the Young Climbers Club.  The sessions include a fitting of climbing harness and shoes, warmup activity, a variety of climbing games, instruction/coaching on the climbing wall and plenty of climbing with both ropes and the Auto Belay systems.

Parents should remain on site, but climbers are fully supervised by our enthusiastic instructors.

*Number of sessions per half term is dependent on the length of the school term. 

£60pp for 6 sessions  or £70pp for 7 sessions 

Dynos Club 1 (Key Stage 1): Thursday evenings 4pm

Dynos Club 2 (Key Stage 2): Tuesday evenings 4pm

Dynos Club 3 (Key Stage 3): Monday evenings 7pm

Dyno Squad (14-19): Wednesday evenings 7pm

Young Climbers Club (5+) Saturday evenings – 5pm 

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Learn to Climb

Our Learn to Climb 1 course is designed to give climbers all the skills they need to climb and belay safely with top-ropes at indoor climbing walls.

The course is flexible and will cater to the needs and interests of the participants but will cover the following as a minimum:

  • Tying in to the rope and belaying safely
  • Buddy checking your climbing partner
  • Using Auto Belays safely and supervising others on Auto Belays
  • Equipment used for climbing and its uses

Additional instruction provided during the course will introduce the use of basic foot technique and positioning on the wall.

The course lasts two sessions of two hours each, all for £49 per person including all equipment needed. After the short competency test given to all independent climbers, you will be able to climb at the centre without direct supervision and be able to introduce your friends and family to the sport.

Please speak with the Reception Team to arrange your session!

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Rope Skills Refresher

If you are returning to climbing after a break and you need to build back your confidence in climbing and rope skills, then please come along to our rope skills refresher.

Here at Jurassic Ridge, we are enthusiastic about continuously building your skills and confidence and encourage anyone who has been away from climbing for any period to come along to the refreshers. The session will cover safely tying into the harness and top-rope belaying and aim to cover any other questions or concerns you may have.

Please speak with the Reception Team to arrange your session!

Rope Refresher: £20 per person

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Experienced Climbers

If you climb already and want to climb independently, the wall is available for booking any time during our opening hours.

Climbers of all backgrounds are welcome to come along to Jurassic Ridge for a social climb or training session.

When climbing independently you should already be able to correctly fit your harness, tie in to the rope, and belay safely.  This will need to be demonstrated to our instructors the first time you visit.

All equipment is available for hire if needed.

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Memberships

For the committed climber, our membership packages greatly reduce the costs involved.

Membership includes unlimited climbing, subject to availability, free equipment hire, and other benefits.

  • Unlimited climbing at Jurassic Ridge
  • No joining fee and no cancellation fee*
  • Harness, shoe, and belay device hire included

*Minimum term is 3 months 

Our fantastic range of great value membership options at The Jurassic Ridge Climbing Centre are…

  • Monthly Experienced Adult (18+): £28 per month
  • Monthly Experienced Child (accompanied 5-17): £20 per month
  • Annual Experienced Adult (18+): £280 per annum
  • Annual Experienced Child (accompanied 5-17): £200 per annum

Frequently asked questions

Are there any age requirements?

Yes. You must be 5 years old + to use the Jurassic Ridge climbing wall facility.

How long is a climbing session?

Depending on the session chosen it can range from 1 to 2 hours.

I've never climbed before! Does that matter?

No not at all, we welcome all abilities to climb with us, we will give you a thorough instructed session before you get stuck in.

I have my own equipment, can I use this instead of hiring climbing equipment?

Yes for course, a member of Jurassic Ridge will check your equipment over to make sure it’s safe to use before you start climbing and a disclaimer will need to be signed.

What is an auto belay?

An auto belay is a self-regulating device used to belay a person up and down the wall alone.

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