Join us at kent’s largest bouldering gym, and see what we have to offer! If you are over 16 and have previous climbing experience, whether here at The Climbing Experience, or at another centre, you are free to drop in for a climbing session anytime we are open. On your first visit, you’ll need to complete a registration form, and answer a few bouldering safety questions. These questions are not designed to trick anyone, they are just there to ensure your safety, and that of the other climbers around you. You do not need to book to boulder, just turn up and pay a single entry price. If you find yourself becoming part of the furniture, why not take a look at our membership options!
Anyone under 16 must be supervised by an adult who has completed an induction with us or provided evidence of their competency.
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Under 18’s will need their registration form filled out by a parent or guardian.
New to climbing?
If you are over 16, and haven’t climbed before, you need to complete an induction. Please click here to find out how to get into climbing, or hit the button below to book your induction.
What we offer
200 + Bouldering problems
At The Climbing Experience, you can test your climbing skills on over 200 bouldering problems, offering everyone from beginners to elite climbers something to get to grips with. We reset a section of our walls every week, so you’ll never get bored climbing with us! Check out our routesetting page to find out when your project’s about to come down.
All of our problems follow colour circuits that mark there difficulty and are graded using the Font grading system. Don’t worry if you’re used to V (Hueco) grades, you’ll find handy conversion charts dotted around the place.
From private lessons to NIBAS courses, our instructor’s are passionate about helping people reach their climbing potential.
If you’ve hit a plateau, or feel you could improve with the help of a coach, we’re here to help you get the most from our centre.
We’re more than just climbing!
Aside from our quality coaching, exciting bouldering problems, and great facilities, The Climbing Experience is a social hub. We host regular socials and events, from our popular women’s social to hosting guest climbing workshops.
The Social Climber Cafe is a home away from home for our community, offering a space to relax and unwind after a session. Whether you’re looking for a coffee to fuel your climbing, a beer to celebrate afterwards, or one of our delicious stone-baked sourdough pizzas if you’ve really worked up an appetite, our cafe is here for everyone.
Our wellbeing studio offers classes to compliment your climbing journey and help keep your body and mind working well.
- Free Parking
- Free and fast WiFi
- Changing rooms and showers
- Outside garden space
- Bright and exciting meeting room space
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