The Rockblok | Its Time to Climb | Learn to Climb

Climbing is a sport that in itself is a little different to other sports such as collective team sports. Individuals who may never step foot onto a Football, Rugby or Cricket pitch for whatever reason, may fail to take up sport at all, in the belief that “sport” just isn’t for them. At our centre we find such comments common, though unconsciously we see individuals turning such comments on their head. We see individuals not only taking part in an active and demanding  sport that offers physical well-being but at the same time also strengthens, instils and encourages confidence via progression. This confidence and progression in itself creates paths once thought by individuals to be unattainable, going on and leading to many possibilities, on into their future with many new skills learned such as assessing and managing risk, trust and communication. Further to this and finally within the sport are many valuable role models from centre coaches and instructors right the way up to ambassadors within the sport/Industry, both youth and adult.
Demand and need are, I believe in evidence, nonetheless we do see and feel the need to reach out to individuals who may not be in a position to get to the starting blocks of what could significantly be a very positive experience for their future development.


Sessions will consist of tuition and instruction incorporating the nationally recognized NICAS scheme (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) candidates will aim to progress through several levels of the scheme (*level 1: foundation climber and *level 2: top rope climber) to gain the relative *certificate on passing the required assessment criteria. The course/sessions will provide candidates with a safe and educated foundation for indoor climbing along with progression to gain more skills and good climbing practice both for indoor and outdoor climbing. The course will offer children an exiting opportunity to gain and strengthen skills such as communication, trust, spacial awareness and balance along with the benefit of an active and healthy lifestyle. Each course will consist of 5 two hour sessions providing a total of 10 hours of instruction/coaching. We hope to run 4 x 6 week courses. The course will be managed by a Course Director and delivered by a mixture of NGB and site specific qualified instructors/coaches.

Candidates that fail to meet the relevant NICAS certification assessment criteria will be offered the opportunity to continue tuition until they meet the assessment requirements via The RockBlok Climbing Club.                                                                                                                                                         Candidates will be given the opportunity to continue attending the our Club with the emphasis on progression to gain and improve skills via coaching workshops. Other exit route’s will be for the upper age candidates (age 16/17) to climb on our arrive and climb system under soft supervision, this is were competent climbers climb without being directly supervised by our staff, all arrive and climbers undergo an assessment of competence and must register with RockBlok. If under the age 18, parents/guardians must sign our Parental Consent to Climb Form. Other exit routes would be for candidates to move on to levels 3, 4 and 5 and or visit other climbing walls such as the Tower Climbing Centre (Leicester), The Nottingham Climbing Centre, Loughborough Climbing Station and the Peterborough Climbing Wall. Further opportunities within the sport of climbing would be for candidates to take part in competitions at several levels within the sport with opportunities to compete in local, national and international competitions.

Our Learn to climb course has been made possible through and In partnership with Active Rutland and Sportivate England.


Course start dates:

  • Sat 14th June 2014 (six sessions commencing from Sat 14th June)
  • Sun 15th June 2014 (six sessions commencing from Sat 15th June)
  • Sat 6th Sep 2014 (six sessions commencing from Sat 6th Sep)
  • Sun 14th Sep 2014 (six sessions commencing from Sat 14th Sep)

Start time and duration:

  • 10.00 am until 12.00 pm
  • Each course will include 6 x 2 hour sessions
Course price:
  • 6 x 2 hour sessions = £6.00 per person
Location: The Rockblok, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8BL

For more information or to book please give us a call on: 01780 460060 or drop us an email at:

We look forward to meeting you.

Team Rockblok


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