The Climbing Centre’s

Welcome to our Junior Climbing Class

Indoor climbing is a very low impact sport and one of the safest sports around when compared to traditional sports like Soccer or League. Indoor climbing has become an Olympic sport and all 3 disciplines, Lead, Speed and Bouldering were featured in the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Our classes are designed for the personal development of young climbers.

We are pleased to welcome our new head coach James Heron

James has recently moved from the UK to Australia with his fiancé where he was working in one of London’s biggest climbing gyms managing their junior development climbing programme.

He is a qualified climbing Development Coach and worked alongside British climbing team coaches in developing regional junior champions.

“I have a real passion for developing junior athletes and introducing people to the word of climbing. I take a strong interest in coaching problem solving, body coordination and overcoming the fear of failure.”

James specialises in taking first time climbers through a structured pathway to become confident and independent young athletes.

Class Details

Monday  4pm – 530pm

Thursday 4pm – 530pm and 530pm – 7pm

Monday 8yrs – 12yrs (non high school)

Thursday 12yrs – 17yrs (high school)

Summary of class activities.

  • Independent fitting of harness, shoes and equipment. 
  • Independent belaying (holding rope) including catching a fall and lowering a climber safely. 
  • Understanding of centre safety rules. 
  • Understanding of climbing grades. 
  • Ability to safely ascend and descend a route.
  • Understanding of basic climbing movement.
  • Introduction to bouldering safety and technique.
  • Development of physical literacy, confidence and problem solving.
  • Lots of fun and climbing games!

Please read the following information before booking.

  • Each class will run for 1.5hrs and start 4pm sharp Monday and Thursday 4pm and 530 pm
  • Active Kids Vouchers can be redeemed. (must be presented on first day of class)
  • Classes are run during school terms.
  • Enrolment is for a minimum of 8 weeks.
  • Enrolee’s are required to be a casual member before joining and have completed our waiver and safety lesson.
  • Cost per term is $220
  • We require a $100 deposit to book your spot and can only be paid via our booking calendar.
  • Bookings are to be made through our booking calendar.

Thank you for reading through our information. There are endless benefits that come from climbing, including – building confidence, concentration, muscle coordination, flexibility, problem-solving skills and improving fitness and strength.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

$220 per Term

This includes harness and shoes (if required).

Children must be a member (have a casual membership card) before  joining.

If your child is new to climbing at The Climbing Centre  we suggest to come in and have a climb. They can get their membership card and become familiar with how it works.

To book please go to our booking calendar

Booking Deposit of $100 is required.

Terms and Conditions and Prices are subject to change.
Penrith Junior Climbing Club