This area has been designed specifically for children under 16, with shorter walls, and problems set for shorter reaches. Climbing is unique in its mixture of mental and physical challenges and can help develop problem solving and motor skills as well as being fun and adventurous!
While the bright colours and soft mats throughout the centre give the impression of a soft play environment, bouldering and climbing centres are much more dangerous, and require much more hands on supervision.
It is essential that parents follow our supervision guidelines, to keep young ones and all users of the centre safe.
We encourage parents / guardians to watch the induction video and discuss the rules of the centre with children before the first visit.
Our supervision ratios are changing!
On the 28th May 2022, we will be changing our supervision rules.
from 28th May:
0-5 years 1:1
6-15 years 1:2
Adults will be able to climb with children aged 6-10 if 1:1 and 1:2 if both children are over 10.
The information below remains correct until the 28th May.
For the safety of all our customers, children under 16 require adult supervision at Frome Boulder Rooms at all times whether climbing or not. It is the supervising adults responsibility to ensure children are following the rules of the centre, as described in the registration process.
As a supervising parent / guardian you must complete a registration form for each child, as well as yourself.
We understand that families may have children across different age groups and abilities, therefore we will apply a common sense approach to following the supervision ratio guidelines wherever possible, however those 5 and under will need 1:1 supervision at all times.
For the safety of all our customers, Frome Boulder Rooms reserves the right to ask customers to leave if they refuse to use the centre as required or advised.
Please read our House Rules for more information about the safe use of Frome Boulder Rooms, and to register.
0-5 Years / 1:1 The Adult supervisor must be WITHIN ARMS REACH at all times of one child.
6-9 Years / 1:2 The Adult must be ON THE MATS, with up to two children under constant supervision.
10-15 Years / 1:4 The Adult is responsible for being WITHIN CLEAR EYESIGHT of up to four children. Children at this age are expected to set a good example for younger climbers and use the centre with a clear understanding and demonstration of the rules and safety regulations.
These supervision ratios are guidelines only and Frome Boulder Rooms may need to ask supervising adults to follow amended adult:child ratios should individual circumstances suggest this is necessary.
Peak times are 4-9pm Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Those 5 and under can climb on the children's wall during peak times, we ask that they stay clear of the rest of the climbing during this time. Supervisors of under 10's will not be able to climb during peak times.
If you are under 18, you must have a registration form completed by your parent or guardian.
If you are aged 16 or over, you can climb with us unsupervised, provided your parent/guardian has registered you beforehand.
For competent climbers aged 13-15 who are already registered with us, a parent or guardian can arrange an assessment with one of our team.
A successful assessment will sign off the young climber for unsupervised climbing at Frome Boulder Rooms.
Frome Boulder Rooms may revoke the right to a green card for any young climber found to be using the centre in a manner that goes against the safety / house rules.
Please talk to a member of staff at reception to discuss Green Card Assessments.