Experience climbing like never before with Active Nation Birchwood’s 16 station indoor climbing centre!
Each wall is designed and themed differently, with a variety of difficulties for the ultimate challenge.
The great thing is that no experience is needed at all, we’ll get you safely strapped into the harness and it’s go go go as you race to the top and complete the challenges.
Our climbing adventures are 1hr in length and include a full safety briefing and harness fitting. In this time you’ll have chance to try a range of different wall types and challenges.
Weekends – 09.00 – 16.00
Weekdays – 09.00 – 17.00 (Holidays time only)
Term Time Weekdays – 16.00 – 17.00
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, looking for a team building activity, or have a stag or hen do coming up, our climbing walls are a great challenge for groups.
With exclusive use of the walls you can have up to 16 people climbing, and we also have a private function room for hire and catering options too!
Each session is 1 hour in length, during this time you will receive your safety briefing, be kitted up with your safety harness.
Please arrive at reception 5 minutes before your booking. One of our instructors will meet you. Your instructor will introduce themselves and collect your group together and walk you to the climbing area. Your instructor will run through a full safety briefing , ask you to sign our safety and risk declaration form before going into the climbing area to get kitted up with your harness. Once harnessed, the instructor will ask you to complete an initial small climb on one of the walls and descent from a low height on the wall to get used to our descender devices (auto belay). Then you are ready to challenge yourself to scale many walls throughout your session.
Yes, the minimum age to take part in Apex climbing is 4 years old. All participants under 18 years of age will need a completed parental consent form. This should be completed prior to arrival and should be handed to the instructor during the safety briefing.
Yes, climbing is a great activity to challenge yourself and push yourself outside your comfort zone. Please note that climbing is physically and mentally demanding and carry’s inherent hazards and risks. Climbing is not suitable for persons with; heart conditions, severe back pain, severe anxiety, severe obesity, vertigo, epilepsy, pregnancy or persons with injuries/ailments/conditions, whether physical or mental, that could be adversely effected by participation.
Yes, our descender devices are limited to 150 kilograms (22 stone).
We recommend that you wear a long sleeved top, long trouser (tracksuit bottoms), clean closed toed trainers which can be tied tight. Note, loose clothing and jewellery should be worn as this can get snagged on the climbing wall holds when you climb. All finger rings will need to be removed prior to climbing.
All equipment is provided (only our equipment may be used when climbing). Please do not bring valuables, we will have an area for you to hang your coats/jumpers within the climbing arena.
Yes, wherever possible we offer equal access to all people. Please contact the centre to discuss your individual disabilities and requirements.
16 people can climb in Apex at any one time (16 walls). Unless you exclusively book the climbing area, you’ll be teamed up with other individuals for the duration of your session.
Yes, climbing is the perfect way to celebrate yours or your friends upcoming stag do or hen party with loads of fun to be had. Although we understand you’ll want to raise a glass to the stag or hen, please ensure no alcohol is consumed before you take part in your activity.
Yes, there is a café at our main reception to allow you to get a drink or a snack prior to or after your climbing experience.
The Active Climb Terms and Conditions are incorporated to Active nations Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale which apply to all purchases. If you are unsure as to whether you are able to take part in the Active Climb Activity, please contact us before booking.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
EQUIPMENT, INSTRUCTION AND SUPERVISION
RESPECTING OUR STAFF AND OTHER SUPPORTERS