As with any adventurous activity safety is paramount and so all specialist equipment is provided, including helmets. Instruction is given by experienced professionals, who have considerable knowledge and understanding of teaching beginners safely. Please note that these courses are open to both adults and juniors.

Start Climbing

Price £70

Age 8+

The course is designed to teach the beginner to be at home with rock and rope. This is a practical days coaching which takes place at nearby Harrison’s Rocks near Groombridge. A packed lunch is required.

Improvers Climbing

Price £120

Age 12+

This course allows you to develop your skills on more difficult pitches and looks at the use and care of equipment and the selection of climbs. This two-day course is for those who have attended a one-day course or have similar previous experience. A packed lunch is required.

Southern Sandstone Leaders Award


  • Training £175
  • Assessment £200
  • Revalidation £100

Age 16+

This Kent County Council Award concentrates on the skills required to safely lead groups in the unique Southern Sandstone environment. You should already be a competent and experienced climber before undertaking the training for this award.