Earlier this month we hosted the first competition in the UK that had an all-female setting team.
The crew consisted of Evie Cotrulia, Emma Twyford, Gracie Martin and Leah Crane. Jo Robbings had the fun of joining them for the day and finding out a bit more about what life as a setter is like. Evie and Emma recently set up Creative Climbing, a company that aims to encourage women into the world of setting through running a range of workshops. They’re currently offering beginner sessions where you can learn the basics of how to set, including how to use a drill and attach a hold.
Have a watch of the video for a bit of an insight into a day of setting.
Get active this half term with our fantastic courses. There’s something for everyone, Adults and Kids! All classes are led by a qualified instructor to get the most out of your time at Red Spider. Check out full details and book online here
Suitable for ages 5-99yrs there is something for everyone. And don’t forget for the younger ones we have our extensive Castle and Pirate Ship Area.
Situated separately from the main climbing area and boasting its own mezzanine, where parents can relax whilst keeping watch, is our exciting Kids Castle! 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.
Great fun for kids 3 years and up! No need to pre-book, just come along and join in the fun!
Sign up to a Direct Debit and save money and time so you can climb more…!
Direct Debit is £42.00 for an adult, £35.00 for junior and concession* and £59.50 for an adult+child. Membership also gives you:
Fast track entry
Entry at any time to Red Spider
Free entry to our sister wall White Spider Climbing at any time (straight up the A3, an hours drive in normal traffic)
10% off ALL your retail purchases – climbing shoes, T shirts, chalk bags and much more.
* Concessional rates are available for (i) students with a current card, (ii) 65 yrs +, (iii) registered disabled and (iv) Police, Fire and Armed Forces. ** Please note that direct debit membership is subject to a minimum 3 month contract.
Ben West is a top UK climber, route setter and climbing coach. He is part of the British Bouldering Team and competes at a World Cup level so certainly knows what it takes to get the most out your climbing. This one off guest masterclass will be perfect for fine tuning your technique and picking up training tips.
In the mean time here’s an inspiring video of Ben crushing some boulders in Rocklands S.A. to get you psyched! (tip: skip to 3:00min)
Who for? To get the most out of this session we recommend you are Bouldering a minimum of V2-3 or 6a on a climbing wall
Details: Duration- 2 hours Cost £25 pp 1:8 ratio with coaching done on Bouldering wall
Red Spider is looking for some enthusiastic, flexible people to join our Front of House Team, responsible for the general operation of the centre during opening hours. Weekend and evening shifts available.
are a keen climber,
have excellent customer service skills,
are able to ensure the highest standards of health and safety are maintained,
have experience of cash handling,
have excellent organisational and communication skills,
can manage a busy workload and keep smiling,
have what it takes to be productive in the running of a busy climbing centre,
Then please get in touch!
For more information and a full job description please email email@example.com, or to apply please send your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.
We are now running NIBAS classes here at Red Spider. 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.