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01 Dec 2017 13:49

Bouldering Comp Results

Thank you to all everyone that came along and supported our Birthday celebrations last Saturday.  

Well done to all competition entries and of course our winners. See below results.







09 Nov 2017 16:20

Join our 2nd Birthday Celebrations…


On Saturday 25h November we are celebrating our 2nd Birthday, so we have lined up some great activites and offers for you and our Birthday Party is set to be bigger and better than ever, with more prizes, action and climbing!

We have the usual plethora of activites to keep you hyped over the day, but here’s a taste:

  • Elite and Fun boulder comps with great prizes
  • Masterclasses from Emma Twyford £5 per person
  • FREE Fitness classes from Rich Hudson
  • Half price taster sessions for those just getting into bouldering or looking to try it out
  • Kids adventures in our extensive pirate ship area
  • Dyno. Comp.
  • Scarpa Boot Demo

this and so much more, check out the full list and hurry, book online now as places are limited.

Red Spider 2nd Birthday Party 25th November 2017

31 Oct 2017 13:08

Nathan Phillips Masterclass

Current GB team member and general all round crusher, Nathan Philips will be heading up session number 3 of our Winter Masterclass series.

Nathan has been climbing almost since he could walk and recently climbed V14/8b+ in Magic Wood.   Add being the first ever UK male to win gold in an international comp. and you can be confident you will be in good hands when it comes to this coaching session.

Who for?
To get the most out of this session we reccomend you are bouldering a minimum of V2-3 or 6a on the climbing wall.

Duration- 2 hours
Cost £25 pp
1:8 ratio with coaching done on bouldering wall


Book Online Now: 

Experienced Climbers

12 Oct 2017 18:31

October Half Term Sessions

Get your kids out of the house this half term and get them climbing with one of our fantastic sessions.   Learn new skills, meet new people and have fun!

Book online now !  


10 Oct 2017 18:04

Masterclass with Emma Twyford

Emma, is a one of the UK’s top climbers, having climbed 8b+ sport, E9 Trad and bouldered V10.   Emma also has a Degree in Sports coaching so certainly knows a thing or to when it comes to guiding climbers on their paths to crushing those routes and problems.

We will be running two sessions on Saturday 25th November with Emma.  

  • 12 pm until 1:30 pm 
  • 2 pm until 3:30 pm

Price £25 per person

Book online now.

Experienced Climbers

28 Sep 2017 12:26

Want to Work at Red Spider?

Ever thought about working at Red Spider..? Now here’s your chance!

We are recruiting for a new crew member to work Saturdays 10:00-17:00 on the front desk as well as get involved in instructing and everything else that goes on around the centre.

Don’t worry if you haven’t got loads of climbing experience we want people who are great fun to work with and passionate about climbing. If you think that’s you then get in touch.

For more information and a full job description, please email or to apply please send your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability of the role. 

Closing date: Monday 9th October with interviews to be beld that week.


29 Aug 2017 11:50

Technique Workshop

This technique workshop is over 4 consecutive weeks, starting Wednesday 6th September from £50 per person.  Or you can just book the individual technique sessions online from £20 per session. 

27 Jun 2017 12:11

Summer Kids Clubs

This Thursday (17th August), bring your kids to Red Spider for a fun, active session with our very own Batman.  Kids can burn off some energy climbing on the pirate ship or exploring the castle.    

We have a whole host of activities and clubs for kids of all ages over the Summer, see below.


01 Jun 2017 17:32

Technique Classes Starting 7th June

Are you looking to push your climbing, learn new techniques and make the most of your training?
Then our brand new technique courses are for you. Made up of 4 sessions focusing on different areas of the bouldering wall you will cover everything a climber needs to send those problems. All the session can be booked individually or as a block of 4 with a great discount.

Check out full details and online booking below

30 May 2017 11:42

Hang Out with Batman!

Looking for something for your little ones to do this half term!  

Why not bring your child down to Red Spider on Thursday 17th August and they can hang out with Batman in our dedicated kids castle play area.

The Kids Castle play area is situated separately from the main climbing area and boasting its own mezzanine, where parents can relax whilst keeping watch.  Marooned within the Castle’s shadow is the Pirate Ship, with fun bouldering routes for all abilities on the exterior facade with several decks to be negotiated and navigated. Plus fun and games with Batman.

Don’t forget, we have a coffee shop, so parents, you can sit back and relax with a cappuccino or treat yourself to a delicious slice of homemade cake while the kids play.

Great fun for kids aged 4 – 7 years! 

Advance booking is recommended!   

For more information or to book visit:

12 May 2017 17:26

25% Discount – Intro to Bouldering

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29th May…book now!

Bouldering is a quick and fun way to get into climbing, so why not bring the whole family and get active!

No previous climbing experience is required and once you have completed the induction you will be able to use Red Spider to boulder unsupervised.


  • Introduction to bouldering and climbing movement
  • Allows you to sign up to use the bouldering wall without supervision
  • Take part in our social evenings
  • Your SpiderBook with over £25 worth of offers
  • Carry on climbing after your session
  • Includes lifetime joining fee


  • Duration 1 hour
  • Includes all safety equipment and instruction



(Online booking only, Monday 29th May 2017, children must be accompanied by at least one participating adult.  Cannot be used with any other offer.)

25 Apr 2017 12:28

Masterclass with Emma Twyford

Emma, is a one of the UK’s top climbers, having climbed 8b+ sport, E9 Trad and bouldered V10.   Not only this but Emma has a Degree in Sports coaching so certainly knows a thing or to when it comes to guiding climbers on their paths to crushing those routes and problems.

Emma’s top tips for those who have been climbing indoors for a year or two? Things that can make a massive improvement.  

  • Footwork and movement are the key ones. if you start climbing inside you have all these positive holds so people don’t look at the basics of how to use their feet and move properly. Eg you can try taking out the hand hold so you only climb on [arrest] and grooves.
  • Have a play time on a problem. Try once and do it one way, then try again and do it differently. See which works better and why.
  • Watch other climbers – see how and why they climb well.
  • People think they need to train to get stronger but, in fact, most people would see greatest improvement by focusing on their technique.


We recommend that you are climbing V2-3 to get the most out of this session.

Thursday 25th May – 7 pm – 9 pm

Duration- 2 hours (7pm – 9pm).
Cost £25 pp (includes wall entry).
1:8 ratio with coaching on our bouldering wall.


For more information and/or to book this Masterclass visit:

10 Dec 2016 13:00

NIBAS – Youth Climbing Courses

January NIBAS classes are now bookable online and at reception

The National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme (NIBAS) is a nationwide Scheme designed to provide structured progression, for complete novices, through to experienced indoor boulderers. The Scheme focuses on providing young, new climbers with the skills necessary to climb on artificial climbing walls, without the use of harnesses or ropes, and is open to candidates aged 7 and upwards.


All classes are bookable online via

Click on the image for further information or speak to reception on your next visit.



11 Nov 2016 19:27

Red Spider 1st Birthday Party!


Time fly’s when you’re having fun, and over the last year we’ve enjoyed creating, watching and sending some great climbing! So to celebrate we’re holding Red’s first birthday party on December the 3rd, everyone’s invited so save the date and we look forward to seeing you on the day!

Two Bouldering Competitions!

– Elite SEND Boulder Comp with CASH prizes – Pre-Registration Below
– Plus another £1000 worth of gear prizes for challenges!
– Casual fun Boulder Comp also with loads of prizes! – Pre-Registration Below

Fun Challenges

– Dyno Competition
– Iron Climber Challenge
– Traverse of death!
– Table, Ship and Chair Climbing

Coaching and Masterclasses from…

– Emma Twyford
FREE Strength and Conditioning class from Rich ‘Tricky’ Hudson
– Half Price Taster Sessions

Check out online booking and full info below


– FREE sports massages by KNOTS
– FREE Nutritional Advice by Naturally Bridie
– Shoe Demos from 5:10 and Scarpa
– Quality DJ all day!
– Face Painting

06 Aug 2016 15:31

Introduce a friend and you both climb for half price!


We have a fantastic offer for our loyal customers as well as new climbers at our centre this summer.
Introduce a friend who hasn’t been to Red Spider before and you both receive half-price entry! If you’re a Pre-paid member you’ll receive free coffee/tea & cake and your friend will receive half price entry.

20 Jun 2016 10:00

Upcoming Route Sets

Here at Red Spider we are always re-setting a different circuit with some of the biggest names in the industry, here is the upcoming sets for the next few weeks.

Get those last few routes sent!

Setting at Red - June and July

11 Jun 2016 11:23

Rock Climbing Dad

This Fathers Day why not treat him to a rock climbing experience he will never forget.


  • Gift Vouchers for private coaching, beginners courses, t-shirts, chalk bags, climbing shoes and more! (can be used at a later date, see t&cs)
    or on the 19th only:

  • Taster Sessions from £15 per adult and £12 per child with a free t-shirt if you can get three generations in the session!
  • Free hot drink and cake for Dads.

Check out the links above for bookings, drop us a line at to find out more or visit us at Red Spider Climbing, Unit N, Fort Wallington Industrial Estate, Po16 8TT

27 Feb 2016 18:38

More new circuits

Tons of setting been going on, including a new blue circuit

New blue circuit

filling the space between the yellow and orange circuits.

Come on down and check out all that’s been happening at Red!

Cheers, the Red Spider Team

08 Jan 2016 18:33

Launch party – 30th Jan


Come and join us for our official launch party Saturday 30th January (Yes we know we've been open for a while now!) where we have a range of competitions and fun events for all ages and abilities. There will be a live DJ, food and drink plenty of prizes and giveaways as well as cash prizes!

Also, we are running our popular taster sessions on the day for half price! That’s just £10 per person, but hurry places are limited so book online below.

See you on the day!


[Sorry, booking link no longer active – but please see our current offerings]

17 Dec 2015 18:48

Christmas & New Year opening hours

Please note our Christmas opening hours:

Red Spider Christmas opening hours

We shut for 3 days over Christmas (it's the only days we shut all year!), ie we are closed on 24th, 25th and 26th.

Sun 27th – normal hours, ie 10am – 7.30pm
Monday 28th – bank holiday hours, ie 10am – 7.30pm
Tues 29th and Wed 30th – normal hours, ie 10am-10pm 
Thurs 31st -10am till 4pm
Fri 1st Jan – 12 noon – 7:30pm

then all back to normal!


the Red Spider Team