No Longer Located at Swaevey Sports Center, Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, Cambridge CB24 4RS

GOODBYE from the Wall

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After operating as a community climbing wall, offering a unique experience for families in the local area for over 8 years we unfortunately have to now close our doors at Swavesey Village College for good. 

As like many small businesses we have suffered in recent times and as such we have been forced to re-evaluate how we operate as a business so that we may survive and continue to offer sporting opportunities and experiences to the local community in which we operate. 

 

Unfortunately during this troublesome time we have been forced to part ways with Swavesey Village College where our climbing wall has been based for over 9 years. Without access to these facilities we can no longer run our extensive range of climbing clubs, courses and events and for this we are incredibly disappointed, heart broken and sorry. 

We will be looking to reopen a functional climbing wall within the immediate area in the near future, however please understand that this may take some time. 

We hope to see you all again sometime soon, when we are able to locate a new site to build a functional climbing wall which will again open up this amazing sport to all. 

Thank you to all the memories and the joy you have brought to us at AK-tivites over the years. It meant the world to all who worked on the wall to see those who walked through our doors develop into fantastic climbers and all those who discovered a new passion, enjoying the physical and social side of this fantastic sport. 

Tuesday Adult Climbing Sessions - NO LONGER RUNNING

Open to all Aged 18 and over [£5 per person] - 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

No need to book, just turn up and get involved! 

Friday Climbing Club Sessions - NO LONGER RUNNING

Open to all ages and abilities [£4 per person] - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

No need to book, just turn up and get involved! 

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING COURSES

Learn a new skill which will take you to new heights!

We offer a number of Indoor Rock Climbing Courses that cater for the total beginner to the accomplished climber wishing to become better at this fine art. 

All of our courses are delivered by BMC and MTA certified Instructors who all climb regularly, many to a high competitive level. 

Please read through what we can offer and if you are interested please do not hesitate to get in contact or book a course with us.

We Offer the Following
Beginners Climbing Courses
Intermediate Climbing Courses
1 to 1 Sessions
Climbing Academy
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Beginner Climbing Course

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Our beginners courses are designed to teach participants the basics of both bouldering (non roped) and top roped climbing including the ability to identify route grading’s, holds, be able to climb with confidence using a range of techniques and safely belay a climbing partner using a variety of equipment and techniques.

 

Typical Beginners Course would look like this:

  • Lesson 1 (an introduction to basic safety, equipment and the team belay technique)

  • Lesson 2 (use of knots when climbing – aka ‘tying in’)

  • Lesson 3 (solo belay technique using an automatic belay system)

  • Lesson 4 (solo belay using a non-locking system)

  • Lesson 5 (focus on roped climbing technique & basic bouldering)

  • Lesson 6 (final skills test and introduction to the climbing club)

 

After successfully completing one of our beginner courses individuals will be competent and confident enough to climb unsupervised on any commercial wall (within the parameters of each walls recognised 'able climbers’ policy).

Climbers will also receive a certificate as proof of their fantastic achievement and an invitation onto our intermediate climbing course where they will continue to develop their climbing skills and knowledge which can open doors into our climbing academy and the potential for competitive climbing. 

Please note you must be a minimum of 8 Years old to be accepted onto one of our courses also for any of our courses to run we need a minimum of 4 people signed up. If we are unable to reach this minimum number on any course we will need to cancel this course and all monies paid will be refunded.

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Our intermediate courses are designed to stretch and develop those climbers who have recently entered into the sport. This course is a fantastic way to continue your education in the sport leading on from our beginner course.

 

Typical Intermediate Course would look like this:

  • Lesson 1 (an introduction to climbing skills including smearing, heel hooks, lay backs, flagging, drop knee and bridging)

  • Lesson 2 (use of different belay devices and recognising when and where each is needed)

  • Lesson 3 (Economic climbing technique and controlling your centre of gravity)

  • Lesson 4 (Route identification and grading)

  • Lesson 5 (rope and equipment maintenance and effective use)

  • Lesson 6 (competition climbing experience)

 

After successfully completing one of our intermediate courses individuals will receive a certificate as proof of their fantastic achievement and an invitation onto our climbing academy where they will continue to develop their climbing skills and knowledge which can open doors into climbing competitions and possibly our climbing leaders course.

Please note you must be a minimum of 8 Years old to be accepted onto one of our courses also for any of our courses to run we need a minimum of 4 people signed up. If we are unable to reach this minimum number on any course we will need to cancel this course and all monies paid will be refunded.

Intermediate Climbing Course

One to One Climb Coaching

Our established and certified coaching team are on hand to help at any of our climbing clubs and open wall sessions to offer advice and support in your climbing goals, however if you would like to book a one to one or small group sessions to gain the most from your time with us ll you need do is get in contact, pick your coach and away you go on your journey to becoming a better climber. 

Saturday OPEN WALL Sessions - NO LONGER RUNNING

Open to all ages and abilities who want to give this sport a go! [£4 per person] - 10:00am to 12:00pm

No need to book, just turn up and get involved!