If you are looking to climb casually without the need for an instructed session then yes you can just turn up without booking. Novice climbers, or those without climbing experience, can climb casually on our Bouldering walls (our lower level unroped walls), however, if you are an experienced climber with rope climbing skills then you can also casually climb on our High Walls.
All first time visitors to Rockstar will be asked to participate in a short safety induction and then complete a registration form before being permitted to climb. This process takes around 15 minutes and is a one-off for your very first visit to the Centre.
All under 18's must be directly supervised by a responsible adult at all times and we have a ratio of 2 juniors to 1 adult.
All children under the age of 18 must be directly supervised by a responsible adult when climbing at Rockstar Climbing. If you are climbing at Rockstar as part of a booked session then children will be under the supervision of one of our instructors, however, if you are climbing casually outside of a booked session and without our instructor's supervision then children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
When climbing at Rockstar all children and their supervisors must be registered and have completed a safety induction and registration form, we ask all first time visitors to Rockstar to complete this induction and registration when they first arrive - it only takes around 15 minutes. Once this is done you don't have to repeat this again on subsequent visits.
Experienced climbers can bring juniors to climb casually on our bouldering walls and high walls (providing they have sufficient rope and belay skills), non-climbers can supervise juniors on our bouldering walls only.
It is important to understand that climbing is not soft play and juniors who are unsupervised can get hurt so we have a very strict adult supervision policy at the Centre. A responsible adult can supervise up to two juniors maximum.
We do some amazing junior and youth sessions at Rockstar and if your child would like to join a session to experience both High Wall climbing as well as Bouldering then we recommend booking onto our "Climbing Experience Taster Sessions".
We also run special sessions every weekend morning for our young climbers aged 5 to 7 years old. These sessions are called "Rockhuggers" and are brilliant fun!
For casual climbing/bouldering (i.e. you are not part of an instructed session with one of our coaches) then there is no time limit to your session. Once you have paid for your entry, and providing you remain on the premises, you can stay for as long as you wish up to our closing time.
If you are interested in coming to Rockstar for a climb but would like to have one of our instructors for an hour or so to assist then we definitely recommend contacting us in advance to book in a date and time, or alternatively book onto one of our regular sessions for adults and juniors. Unfortunately we are mostly unable to accommodate drop-in requests for instructors.
We have regular sessions available such as:
- "Climbing Experience Taster Sessions" for juniors, youth and adults,
- "Rockhuggers" for 5 to 7 year olds,
- "Birthday Parties" for juniors and youth
- "Cliffhangers Climbing Club" for juniors and youth climbers interested in taking their climbing to the next level,
- "Learn to Climb" courses for adults,
- "Advanced Movement & Technique" sessions for adults
If you're looking for something a bit more bespoke we also offer personal 1-to-1 or small group sessions too. We recommend contacting us on 01793 824 177 so we can discuss your specific requirements.
Yes we do, we have climbing shoes which can be rented for your session and we have sizes from junior size 9 through to adult size 15. For roped climbers we also have harnesses and belay devices which can be rented for your session.
If you wish, we also have helmets available should you or a child wish to use them when climbing on our High Walls. Helmets are free to use at any time so just ask a member of staff if you'd prefer to use one.
Yes, we have plenty of locker space available ranging from small personal effect lockers for keys, wallets and phone, medium sized lockers for small bags and shoes, and large lockers for bigger rucksacks and rope bags.
All our lockers are free to use by our customers.
We have a brilliant cafe that sells freshly ground coffee, speciality teas, fresh fruit smoothies, snacks and hot toasties. We also sell famous 7a brownies from the 7a Coffee Shop in Fairford - the brownies are incredible!