Red Spider Climbing Bouldering Back To Climbing

All the information you need to make a safe and stress-free return to our climbing wall.

Your Visit

We’re Open!

Updated April 2021

Following the long, hard months of this winter’s lockdown, Red Spider is delighted to be open again!

How busy is Red Spider?


  • Green – Plenty of Space –> Red – We’re filling up
  • Each section is about 10% of our capacity
  • This is only an indicator, you may still have a short wait as we near our capacity

Speed up your check-in by:

  • Purchase a pre-paid membership or punch card
  • Keep your check in card handy
  • Use contactless payment

Thanks for helping us to keep queuing to a minimum and to reduce the use of high-contact surfaces.

How busy is Red Spider?


Green – Plenty of Space –> Red – We’re filling up

Each section is about 10% of our capacity

This is only an indicator, you may still have a short wait as we near our capacity

You can use the calendar below to structure your visit around classes

Climbing Safely

As we return to climbing indoors, Red Spider will be doing everything we can to keep everyone safe, and to keep everyone climbing.

To visit Red Spider we all need to:

  • Please wash your hands before and after your climb, and please wash or sanitise your hands at any appropriate point during your session – sanitisation stations are set up throughout the centre
  • Wear a mask at all times when not climbing
  • Maintain a safe social distance from all other climbers and staff who are not within your household or bubble; following our spacing markers, area capacities and one-way systems around the site.
  • To adhere to the above, you may not arrange to meet or climb with anyone outside of your household or bubble
  • You can grab a coffee! Hot beverages and food will be fully available to purchase at our café for consumption at the outside tables
  • Outside Red Spider the Government’s rule of Six or Two Households applies
  • You do not need to prebook an independent climb/bouldering session as a competent climber
  • If you or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms please stay home and follow government advice

Red Spider will be remaining stringent on all our additional protocols to help keep everyone safe:

  • The centre will be operating a maximum capacity to minimise overcrowding
  • We will be maintaining a rigorous cleaning schedule of all high contact surfaces
  • Additional hand washing and sanitisation stations are available across the centre
  • Screens are set up to protect you and our staff
  • Our instructors are kept fully up to date on the latest UK Government advice and wear PPE to deliver sessions
  • Red Spider is implementing workplace testing for staff and instructors

These precautions are in place for everyone’s safety.

As ever, thank you so much to each and every Spider for helping to keep us safe while open. Your own diligence helps to keep everyone climbing, no matter what centre you visit across the country.

Get Back to Climbing Safely

After too long without access to climbing – we’re all eager to get back on the wall! However, it’s really important for any of us to remember that when our bodies haven’t been used to climbing – we need to look after ourselves!

Skills can get rusty, we can be more likely to overdo it, and can be more prone to injury – the last thing any of us would want now is more time off climbing due to injury!

Refresh your skills, boost your confidence, or use coaching to help you ease back to climbing injury-free!

Book online or contact our team about private sessions to suit your needs and climbing ability: // 01329 282923

Groups, kids clubs and  Instructor-led  Sessions

White Spider will be running a programme of COVID-secure coaching: carefully developed in-line with the latest guidance and restrictions from the government.

This includes:

  • Kids climbing sessions: Termly & Holiday Clubs
  • Family Taster Sessions & Group Taster Sessions including child(ren) and one parent per family
  • Private Coaching

For more information and booking:

Pre-book your session and find out more on our online booking page or by chatting to our team: // 01329 282923

Common F.A.Q's

When visiting Red Spider you will need to wear a face mask on arrival and and at all times when not on the wall.

Hands. Face. Space. These are the three most effective ways to control the spread of Covid-19.

All of our facilities have a maximum capacity based on 3 metre social distancing (9sq metres per climber), giving plenty of room for everyone.

How do you use our climbing walls?

I’m a regular climber at your centre who doesn’t require supervision or an instructor; You will not need to pre-book for casual climbing at any of our centres.

I have a U.A.T* and used to climb with my friends who also have U.A.T’s; You will not need to pre-book to come climbing at any of our centres.

I climb under the supervision of an Adult friend who is a competent climber; You will not need to pre-book for casual climbing. Just sign in with your supervisor as normal. Please note: climbing under the supervision of an adult friend is only allowed if from the same household.

I climb under the supervision of an Instructor; All coach led sessions will need to be pre-booked. Find out more and book online.

*Youth Unsupervised Access Test – more info.

Climbing Facilities – Fully Open

  • All of our climbing facilities will be available, including all training area equipment
  • Please wipe down all training area equipment after each use

Pirate Ship – Open with New Rules

Cafe – Open with new rules for outdoor consumption

  • We will be offering our full range of Hot and Cold Drinks with snacks and hot food available
  • Outdoor consumption

Changing Rooms, Lockers and Showers – Partially Open

  • Please arrive ready for your session to limit use of changing areas
  • Showers will not be available, with changing room space being prioritised for hand washing and toilet use
  • We will not be operating our ‘Key Exchange’ system for lockers. We do still have a limited number of coin operated and bring your own padlock lockers for any valuables

In addition to managing capacity, we have introduced a number of walk-ways to help the flow of individuals around the climbing wall along with separate entrance and exits.

As we did in the lead up to closing, we will be maintaining a rigorous cleaning schedule of all high contact surfaces. We have also added additional hand washing and sanitisation stations.

All pay monthly memberships were automatically frozen upon our closure at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown. As a result all memberships will be restarted on reopening, this means normal billing will resume and all your membership benefits will be restored.

More questions?

If you’ve still got questions or we can help with anything else please get in touch with our team: // 01329 282923

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