Rock Solid, based at Brookes Sport Headington, is Oxfordshire’s premier climbing wall. A firm favourite of Red Kite Days, we were really pleased when award winning photographer Alexandra Tandy took her son for a climbing session and shared these wonderful photos with us. Alexandra specialises in family photography and has a great knack of getting really natural photos, if you have a moment, check out her website.
As well as being available to all Brookes students and staff, the climbing wall is also open to the public, and is home to a strong local community of climbers.
A registered adult climber can sign in and supervise a maximum of four children bouldering only and two children on roped climbs. All children must be signed in and supervised by the registered adult who takes full responsibility for them.
If you wish to bring more children to climb then please book a group lesson or party.
There are also the following climbing sessions with an instructor available for kids:
Kids open session
Mondays and Fridays 4.30-6pm. This session is designed for 5yrs+. Cost includes entry and supervision. The session is a supervised climbing experience of bouldering and bottom-roped climbing run by our experienced instructor team. Places can be booked in advance on 01865 48 4373.
Kids open session: School Holiday Specials
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.30-4pm
Rock Stars Kids Club (NICAS accredited)
Sundays: 7-9yrs (9.30-11am). 9-10yrs (11am-12.30pm) 11-12yrs (1.00-2.30pm) and 13-14yrs 2.30-4pm 14-17yrs 4.00-5.30pm).
The NICAS course follows a five level system teaching basic climbing through to lead climbing. The log can be used as evidence for DofE, GCSE and A-Level PE. The course runs over 6 week during the school term.
For more information check out the Brookes website