Frequently asked questions

the canterbury chimera climbing team are on hand to help with any questions

What is bouldering?

Bouldering is climbing smaller walls without ropes. No harnesses, no knots to learn, no belaying to master. Just turn up, put on some shoes and get going.

What should I wear?

Loose, comfy clothing is best - any sports clothes or baggy jeans or leggings.

Do I need to bring anything?

No - you can rent shoes and chalk if you need them. You can bring a reusable water bottle and get it refilled with water at the desk if you want to.

When do you open?

10am in the week, 9am at weekends

Can I bring a group of mates?

Of course - the more the merrier. It will take a bit longer to check a group in though so encourage everyone to pre-register online before they come.

I’m scared of heights. Can I still climb?

Yes! You can traverse to get started (climbing along rather than up) and when you feel more confident you can start to climb a little higher each go. You don’t have to get to the top, you can just practice one move at the bottom until you feel comfortable.

Are children welcome?

Absolutely. Anyone over the age of 5 can give it a go, but children will need to be supervised - read the guidelines here.

How does the grading work?

Primarily, routes are graded by colour so stick to the easier colours (yellow, orange, purple) to get you going. Once you are a pro, you can look at the grading chart for each wall - we use Font grades at Chimera.

our pricing

OPTIONS FOR GENERAL ADMISSION

Youth / under 16's
DAY MEMBERSHIP £8.50
10 HITS (ENTRIES) £68.00
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP £50.00
Green Card Membership
DIRECT DEBIT MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP: £45 .00
(MINIMUM 12 MONTHS)
YOUTH Sessions
adults
DAY MEMBERSHIP £11.00
10 HITS (ENTRIES) £90.00
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP £50.00
CONCESSIONS: STUDENTS & 60+
DAY MEMBERSHIP £9.0010 HITS (ENTRIES) £72.00 MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP £50.00
Adult Sessions
hire
SHOE HIRE - £3.50
CHALK BAG & CHALK - £2.50
Got Questions
01892 457 294
Chimera Canterbury, Unit 1,
22 Maynard Road, Canterbury, CT1 3RH
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