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Under 16s

All U16s must be closely supervised at all times. Max 2 kids per adult.

No under 12s after 2pm on weekends.

Groups of 6 or more must be booked onto an instructed session.

Minimum age 7.

For full details read our supervisor guidelines carefully before arriving, thanks!

Busy & quiet times

Weekends: Saturday mornings are generally less busy than Sunday mornings, so if you're bringing children that can be a good option. For adults, after 2pm is normally much calmer as under 12s aren't allowed to climb during these times. During term times, Sunday nights between 5-8pm can be busy with our Sussex Uni student sessions

Weekdays: It's usually much calmer during our off-peak times (before 5pm Mon-Fri). If you're after an evening weekday climb, the quietest times are Monday nights and Friday nights (except for our monthly Friday night comp, see the events page for upcoming dates). Please note that during off-peak times some areas of the centre may be closed for routesetting, you can check the routsetting page to see what's coming up.

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Mon-Fri: 8am - 10pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 8pm
(Weekends no U12s after 2pm, last entry 1pm)
Last entry 1 hr before close

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Off-peak entry is available before 5pm, Monday-Friday.

Please note that some parts of the centre may be closed to climbing during off-peak times for route-setting.

Excludes Bank Holidays and weekends, which are peak time all day.

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We are open normal weekday hours on Bank Holidays (8am - 10pm), except during the Christmas period where special hours apply, further details will be available on this page near the time.

Bank Holidays are peak time all day.

Holiday Sessions

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During school holidays we are open as usual all through the week, with normal supervision rules applying.

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We run a range of instructed sessions for young climbers ages 7-15, including introductory taster sessions. We sometimes run additional sessions over holiday periods - please see here for prices and availability.