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.


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.

Cost: £12 per person


Cost includes entry, shoe hire and instructor supervision.



NIBAS Levels 1 -3 

7-10 Years, 10-14 Years and 14-18 Years


Our Junior Club follows a national scheme which takes young climbers from being complete beginners through to being competent and confident climbers.


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

Cost: £12 per week paid upfront in half-term blocks.

To register your interest for our next term of Junior Clubs, please join our Junior Clubs Mailing List; when spaces become available, we'll get in touch with information on how to book.

Note: Haven't heard back? Try your junk mail - sometimes our messages are filtered to spam!



NIBAS Level 4

10 - 18 Years


As our young climbers make their way through the NIBAS Scheme they will move from Junior Club into our Development Squad which has a higher focus on performance climbing skills, tactics and training.

Development Squad runs on Monday evenings.

Squad members are encouraged to enter local competitions and look for opportunities to climb outdoors.


Entry to the Squad is by invitation only and achieving NIBAS L4 does not imply an automatic invitation. If you would like further information on potentially becoming a part of the Squad please ask to speak with one of our Senior Coaches.

NIBAS Level 5
12 - 18 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. Academy 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. Achieving NIBAS L5 does not imply an automatic invitation. If you would like further information on potentially becoming a part of the Academy please ask to speak with one of our Senior Coaches.


14-17 Years


This is the course for anyone between 14 and 17 years old who wants to come and climb at The Project Climbing Centre unsupervised. The course is in two parts; a 1 hour long instructed session which focuses on how to use the climbing walls safely AND a separate 1 hour Junior Sign-Off. 


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.


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 


14-17 Years


If you are a regular climber aged between 14 and 17, you may want to be able to come and climb without 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 that you know how to use the centre safely.


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 should book our Junior Induction & Sign-Off.

Please note that we strongly recommend you take part in a Junior Induction first as this will increase your chances of passing your sign-off.


Cost:          £15 per person


  • Cost includes entry, shoe hire and instruction

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

  • Get in touch to book your session


** 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.


Ages 7+


Our Family course is designed to introduce you and your family to an activity that you can all enjoy together regardless of age or ability. The course focuses on teaching parents the key skills to be able to safely bring children along and helps children to understand their role in keeping themselves and the people around them safe. The course is an hour and a half long and is run by one of our instructors.

Cost: £100 for 2 adults, 2 children or just £60 during school holidays! £15 per additional participant up to a maximum of 6 - for bookings of more than four participants, please get in touch.