Rope Climbing Absolute Beginners (LEVEL 1) – Mon 23rd October


Members price: £25 (Contact us for a payment link)

**First two sign ups receive a pre-loved climbers chalk bag**

At AITW we believe that climbing has the power to be life changing, bringing with it an amazing community and a whole load of physical and mental health benefits.

Have you wanted to try rope climbing but don’t know where to start?

In this gentle Level 1 beginners session we only get into the fun stuff! Meaning that you’ll have the opportunity to get on the wall for a climb and learn how to belay your buddy, all whilst being instructed and supervised by a qualified friendly instructor.

If you have already gone through the basics and wish to learn how to tie knots and safely lower somebody from the wall then watch out for our Level 2 sessions

On this course we will cover

  • Brief warm up
  • Gym grading system
  • Talk on gear
  • Safety in climbing
  • How to belay
  • How to safely abseil
  • Catching and taking falls

Minimum/Maximum participants



90-120 minute session


Castle Climbing Centre– London’s coolest climbing gym set in a Grade II listed Castle!

Nearest tube – Manor House (Piccadilly line)

If driving please be aware that there is limited parking and that gates can close at 5pm. Please see The Castle website for more details.

Your Instructor

Kate Capelli – Climbing wall Instructor and Founder of Adventuress in the Wild. Climbing since 2017, Kate still remembers what it’s like to first jump on the walls as a beginner which is where she overcame her fear of heights. Sessions are focussed on staying safe but also having a good laugh!


  • Professionally guided fun sessions led by a Climbing Wall Instructor
  • Use of belay devices and hand chalk
  • Take home Adventuress Academy sheet of the key points learned
  • Photo of you looking awesome in your climbing gear
  • Access to the Adventuress Climbers Whatsapp group and socials
  • Does not include paid entry to the gym or shoe and harness rental

Do I need climbing experience?

No previous climbing experience is needed for our Level 1 session

I am nervous of the heights!

During the session you will be attached securely to a rope and will never be made to go any higher than you are comfortable with

What do I wear?

It is encouraged to wear gym style comfortable clothing. Jewellery should be removed and hair tied back. Avoid hoodies due to front pockets and hood. It will be essential to wear climbing shoes which are available to rent at the gym, climbing in trainers or bare foot is not permitted.

Do I need to register at the gym if I have never been there?

No, we will register and sign in together

Can I rent shoes there?

Yes! For a few quid. We supply hand chalk

Are there lockers?

Yes, the lockers take £1 coins that are returned at the end of use, or trolly tokens. You are able to purchase a token at the gym.

Are there fitting rooms and showers?


Is this event organised by the gym?

No. This event is organised by Adventuress in the Wild Ltd and not The Castle Climbing Centre

Disclaimer/Liability waiver

By booking this event you are agreeing to our Disclaimer and Booking Terms which we advise that you read in full prior to attending.

This event is non-transferrable and non-refundable