/ Climbing wall prices
£7.50 seems fairly normal, about that at alien rock and not as dear as the eica at £9.50 a climb.
although if its £15 including equipment hire thats a fairly hefy equipment fee!
You shouldn't need to worry about cost, with offshore pay. (noticed your profile pic)
£7.50. Bloody typo.
1. A climbing wall is a structure. it costs money to design, build and maintain.
2. A climbing wall has staff. These require paying.
3. A climbing wall is a business. It has overheads like insurance, heating, lighting, electricity, etc.
4. A club doesn't.
That is why a climbing wall charges 72 quid to teach you to climb and a club doesn't.
Oh, and if you weren't asking for advice, what was the point of your OP?
Seems pretty typical. Gets a bit more expensive the further south you go, London walls are often over a tenner.
But as said above £7 +. Is not much to pay and seams fair compared to other walls.
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> Oh, and if you weren't asking for advice, what was the point of your OP?
The Op wasn't asking for advice he was asking for a comparison on prices.
If the Walls any good and you think you'd like to be in there a decent amount do they do a monthly package?
One of my local walls a session is £5.50-£8.50 (depending on on/off-peak, cheaper if your using just the bouldering area, more to lead.) but a monthly all-in price is £35. So if i go twice a week i'm pretty much climbing for free for half the month.
But I am pretty lucky, as the centre is pretty much next door to my house, its a 4 min walk! so i make up for the weeks i'm away by hitting the centre for a session most days when the weathers crap/i'm being to lazy to bike it somewhere.
My general plan is pop in for at least a half hour of the circuit board most days, kind of helps me get my moneys worth, although there is a pub 2 mins away that seems to be getting more of my time at the moment!
£12 is normal in Vancouver for a fairly average wall. I really miss the foundry sometimes, cheap and amazing.
Worth every penny. You can get every bit as thorough a work-out at a bouldering-only centre if it's of the scale and quality of TCA.
£2.50 entry fee makes most other walls look expensive, and it's a damn good wall too! Plenty of routes, massive competition overhanging wall and bouldering areas
All the places I know do it for under a tenner, most do it for a fiver or completely free.
A quick search through half a dozen of the best known walls shows that 2 evenings seems to be about average.
Please could you try and post in the correct forum, it makes life easier for both users and moderators.
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> Worth every penny. You can get every bit as thorough a work-out at a bouldering-only centre if it's of the scale and quality of TCA.
TCA Bristol is the same prices.
Although its not that expensive for the amount of problems, graded circuits & circuit boards they have in there in the evenings its hard to get a third of what you'd get done in the afternoon because the place gets so bloody RAMMED. Almost like the common practice seems to be strength in numbers, mob a route and surround it! haha
Would maybe make more sense if they flipped their rates around, i.e £6.50 in the evenings and £8 in the day. Its a great place but a 4 hour session there the other night I could only get in 1.5-2 hours of actual bouldering in due to the 6 person long queues on every problem!
Business economics would suggest that charging the most when lots of people are willing to pay it would be more sensible!
Have your tried weekend mornings? Sometimes it is busy (probably what you would class as a quiet evening) but I have been there with barely half a dozen people at times. You may have to watch out for my children arseing around when my back is turned though. After 2 hours when you can climb pretty much continually I can barely walk!
Get yourself down to Sunderland Wall. its only 5 quid on a Wednesday, £6.50 any other day. The staff are great, and so are the facilities, they have a 23meter lead wall fantastic bouldering, what more could you ask for.
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