WHY?  'I have noticed that youngsters given to the climbing habit usually do something when they grow up'. Elbert Hubbard

Climbing is a challenge where the individual sets personal goals and pushes themselves to achieve through willpower, self discipline and choice. Through climbing teamwork, self reliance, leadership and self confidence develop.

'Climbing is a battle against oneself', Walter Bonatti. 

WHAT IS IT? An after school club with a difference!

The 'Monkey bus' picks up at school and takes students to Kendal climbing wall for fun climbing games and serious climbing skill development! There is the option to progress through the NICAS scheme.

WHO IS IT FOR? There is a primary school pick up and a secondary school pick up on different days.

WHAT IS INCLUDED? All equipment, snack of Sandwich, fruit, cereal bar and juice.

CURRENTLY RUNNING: Tuesday primary pick-up St Thomas'. Places available!

DATES: Tuesday 10th September for 6 weeks; Tuesday 5th November for 6 weeks
PICK UP: St Thomas' at 15.20, Ghyllside 15.35
COLLECTION: Any time between 17.00 - 18.00
COST: £20 per session (discounts apply for block bookings and siblings).

NB: Also can run on Mondays and Wednesdays subject to demand.


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Information sheet

Booking form

Consent form


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