Rock Climbing: Take It To The Edge!

Instructor briefing

Rock climbing in Britain’s biggest gorge is something most people only dream about. Your adventure starts with a briefing from our X-treme Instructor who shows you how to put on the climbing harness and climbing helmet provided.

The climb

You are led past admiring onlookers to the base of our 50ft high X-treme buttress, rigged with 4 climbing ropes running through belay stations and back down to ground anchors.

The Instructor explains the techniques of route planning up a rock face, climbing using 3 points of contact and belaying a partner using a self-locking belay. You have 7 routes to choose from, ranging from very easy to quite difficult. See how many you can conquer during your session. At the top of each climb you are lowered off on your climbing rope (safety line) by the instructor, and have a chance to recover your breath while you belay someone else.

Certificate of Achievement

This is awarded to everyone who successfully completes the session.

Book Now!

Please telephone 01934 742 343 to check availability and book for adventure caving and rock climbing. Prepayment by credit or debit card is required to reserve places. This is non-refundable – although participants' names can be changed without penalty. A full refund is offered if rock climbing is cancelled due to bad weather.

The details
Time of Year Daily from April to September – provided it is not raining!
Start Times Please call Guest Services on 01934 742343 for times and availability.
Duration 1½ hours
No of Participants Minimum 1, Maximum 10.
Price Adults: £22 per person
  Under 18s: £20.00 per person 

Need to Know

  • Minimum age: 11 years
  • Minimum height: 4’8" (142 cm) 
  • Instructed / accompanied by experienced Cheddar Gorge X-treme leaders.
  • Wear loose fitting trousers and t-shirt / sweat shirt and your own boots / trainers for climbing
  • All safety equipment provided.
  • Youth groups, defined as "6 or more young persons under the age of 18 years" - The youth group leader must be present, but not necessarily participate, in the rock climbing. 
  • AALA Reg No. L3210/R0238
  • Please see Safety Briefing

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers can be purchased in advance and the date/time left open for the recipient to book Adventure Caving or Rock Climbing at the time of their own choosing.

Be Inspired

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"Superb and very professionally presented. Really enjoyable and informative. Thank you."

Richard and Emma