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 challenge and can help develop problem solving and motor skills as well as being fun and adventurous!
WHILE THE BRIGHT COLOURS AND SOFT MATS GIVE THE IMPRESSION OF A SOFT PLAY ENVIRONMENT, BOULDERING CENTRES ARE A LOT MORE DANGEROUS BY NATURE, AND REQUIRE ACTIVE SUPERVISION FROM ADULTS AT ALL TIMES.
The supervision rules apply to all U16's in the centre, whether climbing or not. Supervising adults do not pay entry.
0-5 Years / 1:1 The supervisor must be on the mats when their little one is climbing at all times.
6-15 Years / 1:2 The adult must be actively supervising up to two children at all times.
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.
Climbing with U16's
Supervisor may not climb with a child 0-5 years old unless another supervisor is present.
Supervisor can climb with 1 child aged 6-10
Supervisor can climb with up to 2 children, if BOTH children are 11+
Checklist For Supervisors
If this is your first visit, you’ll be asked a couple of questions about our House Rules and Registration Video and be given a short brief about safe supervision.
Check the supervision ratios to make sure you have enough adults for the number of children you intend to bring.
Watch the registration video with the children you are bringing. Discuss the ‘Kids Rules’ together.
Complete registration forms for all U18 climbers, and yourself as a supervising adult.
You only need to do this once. We strongly recommend completing the registration process BEFORE coming to the centre, so you can get climbing quicker!
After you’ve registered, you can just show up and climb!
Peak times are 4-9pm Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
We ask that those 0-5 years old remain on the children’s wall only 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.