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Top Rock Climbing at Alton Sports Centre

Opening Times

Monday-Friday: 16:00 – 20:00
Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00
School Holidays: 09:00 – 21:00

Top Rock is a brand-new type of indoor clip and climb that’s fun and thrilling in equal measure. There are 19 routes to take on that vary in difficulty in an environment that’s full of colour, exciting shapes and new experiences.

Perfect for climbers of all ages and abilities, Top Rock is ideal as a family activity, as a birthday party activity, or as an alternative way to stay active either by yourself, or with friends and family. In fact, trying your hand at Top Rock is a great way to meet new people.

Book The Easy Way

Download our FREE app, select ‘Alton Sports Centre’, log in and book! If you’re not already a member or don’t have a free pay-as-you-go Everyone Active card, click here to set up your account.

Don’t forget to activate notifications to receive discount vouchers for Top Rock and other centre benefits!

What is Top Rock?

Top Rock is a new kind of clip and climb indoor adventure that’s now available at Alton Sports Centre. Combing fun, thrills and convenience in equal measure, the key thing that sets it apart from other climbing experiences is the ease with which it can be enjoyed.

Top Rock’s Auto-Belay System

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Rather than having to have someone at the bottom holding your rope and stopping you from falling,

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What are the Benefits of Top Rock?

As well as the fun and the thrills you get from climbing all the 19 routes available at Alton Sports Centre, there are a number of other reasons why you should give Top Rock climbing a go.

There’s the ease, for starters. You just get clipped on to the auto-belay, start climbing and, once you get to the top (or as high as you dare) just abseil back down. Climbing is also a fantastic whole-body workout, building strength all over your body, but especially in your core, legs and arms and is fantastic for your cardiovascular fitness too.

Who can Enjoy Top Rock?

Thankfully, just about everyone can tackle the Top Rock challenges. As long as you’re aged four plus and weight less than 150kg, then you’re free to enjoy climbing. Just clip on, and get climbing! It must be noted, however, that all climbers aged under 16 must have an adult with them at all times.

We’ll also need you to wear loose, comfortable clothing, with comfy, closed-toe shoes with plenty of grip on them such as trainers. If you’ve got long hair, then we’ll need you to tie it back, while head scarves need to be secured and no jewellery can be worn while you’re climbing, unfortunately.

The Top Rock facilities are available for private hire. Please get in contact with the centre for more information.

How Long do Top Rock Sessions Last?

Each session lasts 55 minutes, with an extra five minutes allocated to put on and remove your harness. We advise you arrive around half an hour before your slot time for the safety briefing and harness fitting. Once that’s done, you can enjoy 55 minutes of uninterrupted climbing.

When can I Climb?

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There’s no restrictions at the moment. All our sessions are completely open so you can come on yo

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If you’re enjoying a Top Rock party with us, you’ll get the same 30 minutes’ safety briefing, a w

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When is Top Rock Coming to Alton Sports Centre?

You’ll be able to enjoy the Top Rock facilities at the brand-new Alton Sports Centre from the moment it opens on Saturday 11th January 2020. That day, we’ll also be hosting an open day where you can come down and try out Top Rock climbing for free. Enjoy half an hour’s climbing completely FREE during our open day. Either get in contact with the centre to book or just turn up and climb on the day.

Book The Easy Way

Download our FREE app, select ‘Alton Sports Centre’, log in and book! If you’re not already a member or don’t have a free pay-as-you-go Everyone Active card, click here to set up your account.

Don’t forget to activate notifications to receive discount vouchers for Top Rock and other centre benefits!