Frequently asked questions

canterbury chimera climbing FAQS

Our team are on hand to help with any questions

Are children welcome?

Absolutely. Anyone over the age or 5 can give it a go but children do have to be supervised by a climbing adult on a 1:1 basis or by a non-climbing adult on a 1:2 basis. - Please read our information on supervision here

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 at reception. We have chalk available to buy if needed but you can easily climb without. You can bring a reusable water bottle as there is a refilling station near reception.

When do you open?

10am in the week, 8am at weekends

Can I bring a group of mates?

Yes absolutely, the more the merrier. To save time we suggest you pre-register if you haven’t been before which you can do by clicking the link below. Other than that, turn up and have fun!

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.

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 via the TopLogger app - we use Font grades at Chimera.

our pricing

OPTIONS FOR GENERAL ADMISSION

Youth / under 16's
DAY MEMBERSHIP £10.00
10 HITS (ENTRIES) £80.00
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP £55.00
Green Card Membership
DIRECT DEBIT MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP: £50.00
(MINIMUM 12 MONTHS)
YOUTH Sessions
adults
DAY MEMBERSHIP £13.00
10 HITS (ENTRIES) £100.00
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP £55.00
CONCESSIONS: STUDENTS & 60+
DAY MEMBERSHIP £10.00
10 HITS (ENTRIES) £80.00 MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP £55.00
Adult Sessions
hire
SHOE HIRE - £3.75
CHALK BAG & CHALK - £2.75
Got Questions
01892 457 294
Chimera Canterbury, Unit 1,
22 Maynard Road, Canterbury, CT1 3RH
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