Youth Climbing Clubs

Our youth climbing clubs are immensely popular with all ages!  We run clubs through the school term for climbers aged 7-17 and also run a series of holiday clubs and training programmes for those looking to continue their climbing, or take it up, during the school holidays.

Our clubs are run under the supervision of our qualified instructors who focus on developing individual climbing skills in a fun and safe environment.

Rock-Stars Club for 4 – 10 year olds – Rock-Stars Clubs are guaranteed to be great fun and progress your FUNdamental skills for climbing. Aimed at younger children, the Rock-Stars Club is a great way to develop your childs co-ordination, balance and agility. Becoming a Rock-Star is also a fantastic way to prepare your child  to join the Monquays clubs.

Rock-Stars Club costs £28 per month and run throughout the school term.

gold badgeMonquays Club for 7 – 11 year olds – Monquays sessions are guaranteed to be great fun and develop your climbing through our in-house Monquays Award Scheme. Check out our Monquays progress booklet here. Our goal is for young climbers to move from the Monquays to our Youth Club able to belay independently and take the NICAS Level 1 Award.

Monquays Club costs £28 per month and runs throughout the school term.  During the school holidays we run Holiday Monquays every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  You don’t need to be a member of our termly club to join – sessions can be booked up to the day before and are charged on a pay as you go basis at £12.50 per session.


Daisy Murtagh Cox on top ropeYouth Club 11-17 year olds – our Youth Clubs are immensely popular with climbers aged 11-17 year olds.  In the Youth Clubs young climbers progress onto the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) which is a UK wide scheme, now recognised by GSCE exam boards across the country.  We promise exciting and challenging sessions including instruction in lead climbing for those who want it for an insight into the NICAS scheme check out the NICAS website here.

Youth Club costs £33 per month and runs throughout the school term.  Check out the events diary for term dates and call the centre for more information.


Rockstars Monquays Youth Club
Monday  4:30 to 5:30 5:30pm to 7pm
Tuesday 4:30 to 5:30 4:30 to 5:30 5:30pm to 7pm
Wednesday 4:30 to 5:30
Thursday 4:30 to 5:30 4:30 to 5:30 5pm to 6:30pm
Friday 4:30 to 5:30 5pm to 6:30pm
Saturday 10 to 11am and 11:15am to 12:15pm 10am to 12pm
Sunday 10 to 11am and 11:15am to 12:15pm 10am to 12pm


kids003Club Inductions  – our Club Inductions are designed to give 11-17 year old’s an all-inclusive introduction to the basics of climbing.  Run by our youth club team the course is designed to introduce you to the basics of climbing technique and safety making sure you’re ready to join our Youth Club.  At the end of the course participants will typically have acquired all the skills to pass their NICAS Level 1 awards.

Junior Inductions typically run in the school holidays as two half day session and cost £50 per person.  Check out our events diary for dates or call the centre to schedule one.


IMG_2160 WEBRock Outdoors – Holiday Club
Have fun on real rock this summer with our weekly Rock Outdoors Club.  Aimed at climbers aged 7-14 years Rock Outdoors will give you a chance to learn to climb on rock and get stuck into some abseiling. You can sign up to as many as you like – just meet us on Dartmoor and bring a packed lunch, we will bring all the equipment and gear you need for a great day’s climbing.  Our qualified and friendly instructors will guide you through top roping, technique and basic bouldering.

Sessions cost just £37.50 per person.  Call us now for more details!  Sessions are weather dependent but we will always give 24 hours notice of cancellations and will rearrange sessions where possible.


quayclimbingbirthdaybash2013photos-041Holiday NICAS Sessions
Young climbers, who are registered on the NICAS Scheme, whether as members of our youth clubs or through their school or other group, can take part in our Holiday NICAS Sessions.  These sessions run every Friday during the school holidays and are aimed at climbers who want to continue working towards their NICAS levels during the school break.

Sessions are led by our youth instruction team and are structured around the NICAS syllabus.  NICAS Sessions cost just £15 and last two hours.


quayclimbingbirthdaybash2013photos-026Quay Climbing Squads
Young climbers who show commitment and potential may be invited to join our development squads.   We currently run five squads:  ranging in age from 7-17.

Squad members receive intensive coaching and are encouraged to participate in local and regional competitions such as the BMC Youth Climbing Series and Blokfest.  We currently have a number of South West Squad level climbers as well as some that have climbed for the GB Youth Team and our coaching team is experienced with coaching climbers at the very highest levels of the sport.