Courses & Sessions for U18s at The Project Climbing Centre


You'll find details of all of our courses that are suitable for U18s on this page, including details of when they run, how much they cost and how to book. If you can't find what you're looking for then please get in touch and we'll do our best to answer your query.

Remember, if you're a Registered Adult Climber you can supervise a maximum of 2 children aged 4+. All Under 18s must be actively supervised in the centre unless they have passed one of our Junior Sign-Offs.

The project experience

7-14 Years

We team up with the Parkour Project upstairs to provide an action packed day, starting at 10 am with two hours of Parkour fun, followed by a nutritious and delicious lunch provided by The Lookout Cafe upstairs. At 1pm our climbing coaches will take over for two hours of climbing instruction.

Click "Book now!" to view available dates!

We usually run the Project Experience during school holidays. If no dates appear when you click, we haven't scheduled in our next sessions yet. Please check back later, or give us a ring to check or register your interest!


Cost: £45 per person


  • Cost includes entry, shoe hire and instructor supervision.

  • Reserve your space by calling, or click book online** (online booking not available within 48 hours of the event)

  • A £5 sibling discount is available for multiple bookings. Please call us when booking to benefit from this offer.

Junior Casual Sessions

7-13 Years


Our Casual Sessions are aimed at all kids who want to climb. Whether it’s for the first time ever or they’re a regular climber, everyone’s welcome at these sessions. An instructor will be on hand making sure that everyone is getting as much climbing done as possible in a safe and fun environment.


Please note these are not teaching sessions and if you would like to book your child onto a progressive series of lessons then you should look at our Junior Club. For booking 4 or more children on, or for birthday parties, please email about a private session as Junior Casuals 

are not designed for birthday parties/ large bookings.

60-minute sessions - click "Book Now" for availability.

Term time: Saturdays and Sundays 4-5pm

School holidays: Various additional days, 4-5pm

Cost: £10 per person


  • Cost includes entry, shoe hire and instructor supervision.

  • Reserve your space by calling, or click book online** (online booking not available within 48 hours of the event)

Junior Club

7-10 Years, 10-14 Years and 14-17 Years


Our Junior Club is a structured course which allows juniors to work from being complete beginners through to being competent and confident climbers. For those who show real potential and desire, we also offer a Junior Academy to ensure continued support and progression.


The Junior Club is a weekly session booked in half term blocks, the dates for which match the Dorset school terms. 

We have various times and days available; please give us a ring to find out about session times and availability.


Cost: approx. £50 - £70 per half term, depending on the length of the term


  • Cost includes entry, shoe hire and instruction

  • Courses need to be booked in advance

  • Reserve your space by calling us **

Junior Academy
7- 17 Years


For those youngsters who display an extraordinary talent on the climbing wall, we have an Academy. This club focuses on the advanced technical, as well as the physical, aspects of climbing. A positive attitude, motivation and commitment, as well as ability, are a key requirement for members of The Project Climbing Centre Academy. Club members are expected to compete in a variety of climbing competitions at regional, national and international level.


Entry to the Academy is by invitation only and is subject to trials. If you would like further information on potentially becoming a part of the Academy please ask to speak with one of our Senior Coaches and keep an eye on our News and Events page for updates.

Junior Induction & Sign-Off

14-17 Years


This is the course for anyone who is between 14 and 18 years old who wants to come and climb unsupervised. The course is a 1 hour long instructed session which focuses on how to use the climbing walls safely AND the 1 hour Junior Sign-Off, which is taken on a separate day (see times below). This course is obligatory if you would like to use The Project Climbing Centre but have never climbed before. If you have learned to climb elsewhere, we do advise that you book in for both sessions so that you know what will be expected of you during the Sign-Off. You will need to complete both the Induction and the Sign-Off sessions to have passed the course.

Alternate Saturdays and Sundays 5.30 - 6.30pm 

Additional sessions throughout school holidays


Cost:          £20 per person


  • Cost includes entry, shoe hire and instruction for both the Induction and the Sign-Off

  • A parent or guardian must attend BOTH sessions 

  • Reserve your space by calling us **



Junior Sign-Off

14-17 Years


If you are a regular climber aged between 14 and 18, you may want to start climbing without needing adult supervision. To do this, you will need to complete our Junior Sign-Off. These sessions are 60 minutes long and give you the opportunity to show us what you know!


During the session, you will need to demonstrate that you:

  • Have a good knowledge of the hazards and risks associated with Bouldering

  • Have a good level of movement skills and techniques

  • Are able to provide an explanation of the areas of the facility and their use


This is an assessment session only; no instruction will be given. If you need more instruction to get you to a standard where you can climb unsupervised, you will need to book a session with an instructor first.

Please note that we highly recommend you take part in a Junior Induction first.

Alternate Saturdays and Sundays 5.30 - 6.30pm

Additional sessions throughout school holidays


Cost:          £15 per person


  • Cost includes entry, shoe hire and instruction

  • A parent or guardian of the junior signing-off must attend this session.

  • Reserve your space by calling us **

** A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for all bookings. Any cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 days before the event or the deposit will be lost. For the best chance of availability, please book 2 days in advance.

All of our instructors are fully trained and have completed DBS checks. If you need any extra information then please get in touch and we'll do our best to answer your query, though we may not be able to answer personal questions about our staff.

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Opening Times

Monday - Friday

12 noon - 10 pm


Saturday & Sunday

10 am - 8 pm

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