Teenage rock climbing adventures in Sussex & Kent

Escape your family for the day and return home with some EPIC tales to tell!

The Climbing Adventure day will cover all the essentials: how to tie into the rope, safely belay other climbers, conqueror challenging climbs and make your technique graceful. You’ll get loads of opportunities to climb and work your stuff on the Southern Sandstone rocks with climbers of a like mind.

So whether you are fantastic on indoor plastic and want to venture outside, or you are keen to stretch yourself beyond the basics, we’ll ensure the day is tailored to you.

Warning: rock climbing may be addictive!!!

Youth Climbing Adventure days can be used to develop your knowledge and skills for both DofE and GCSE skills assessments.

We’re passionate about introducing newcomers to the sport in a way that is inclusive, warm and welcoming.

The course takes place at Harrison’s Rocks. It’s a short 45-minute drive from both Brighton and London, making it an ideal spot for a day out: both for the climbing and the scenery.

Information

Season

April - October

Duration

5hrs

Group Size

4-8

Restrictions

Minimum age: 12 This Adventure day is aimed at 12-17 year olds

Aim

To experience outdoor rock climbing and improve your skills or learn new ones.

Who's it for?

Teenagers who are looking for a day out with a difference! Suitable for anyone interested in taking up climbing or just want to try a new sport!

Prerequisites

Although the sessions are aimed at those with previous climbing experience, there are no prerequisites just a willingness to be adventurous as this is a physical day.

Locations

Harrison's Rocks in Sussex.

Equipment

Equipment supplied

All rock climbing and safety equipment is supplied including:

  • Ropes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Rock boots
  • Belaying device and karabiners

Equipment needed

For all outdoor climbing courses you must have extra warm clothes and waterproofs, we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking.

  • Comfortable clothing, suitable for the time of year*
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Trainers**
  • Packed lunch and plenty of water
  • Medication / Tablets / Inhaler etc.
  • Rucksack to put it all in
  • Sunnies and a camera

The above list is just a guide and appropriate clothing for the time of year should be worn.

*Clothing should comprise of several layers to trap the warmth. Please do not wear denim as it restricts movement, is cold when wet and is slow to dry.

**Please wear soft-soled shoes such as trainers; you are not permitted to wear walking boots etc. as these damage the rocks. Please remember that the rocks are a short distance from the car park so it's important to put all of your kit in a suitable size rucksack, leaving space for climbing equipment.

Equipment shop

Take a look at our online shop for any equipment you might want for your outdoor adventures. We stock a variety of equipment and can give expert advice if you have any queries. Choose to collect your order on a course (free of charge) and your instructor will have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive.