The Oaks Sports Centre, Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton, GREATER LONDON SM5 4AN
annual memebership £12.50, peak £8.75, off peak £6.75, lunchtimes £4.00, concessions £1 off all prices except lunchtimes. Non member £10.00.
Weekdays 10am-10pm Weekends 10am-7pm
500 sq meters of bouldering wall from slabs to very steep. The wall is ideal for beginners and also enthusiasts as the centre is split into 3 rooms. The kids room, the rock room and the comp room. There is also a very extensive caving system that runs behind the walls in the Kids room. This has many passages and chambers and includes a sump (filled with balls) and is an excellent venue for school activities.
With over 200 graded routes and a real rock section sculpted to mimic climbing on Limestone Grit and Slate, this centre is a fine addition to Craggy in Guildford and offers a superb days climbing. Routes are changed regularly with no route being up for more than 2 months.
The centre runs a range of instructed sessions, introduction to bouldering, coaching from well known climbers Mark Croxall, Gaz Parry and Lucy Creamer, birthday parties for kids and adults for both bouldering and caving.
Craggy membership covers both centres which are approx 40mins drive apart with many making good use of both.
Driving directions to Craggy Island 2 with Google
The S4 bus route (Rose Hill, Sutton, Belmont, Carshalton, Roundshaw) briefly runs along Woodmansterne Road close to the centre. Download the South East London area bus map from here for details.
Craggy Island Sutton is only 7 miles from J8 of the M25and only 2.5 miles from the centre of Sutton.
From the South we are just off the A2022 Banstead to Purley road. At the double mini roundabout on the A2022 turn North onto the B278 Woodmansterne Road heading in the direction of Carshalton. We are a little way up on the left at The Oaks Sports Centre and golf course. Turn left into the centre and Craggy Island is the building to the left of the golf clubhouse.
From the North we are off the A323 Sutton to Croydon road at Carshalton. Take the B278 South, past Carshalton Beeches train station on your left and lookout for The Oaks Sports Centre and golf course sign posted on your right. Turn right into the centre and Craggy Island is the building to the left of the golf clubhouse.
The nearest train stations are:
Belmont 1.9 miles
Carshalton Beeches 1.2 miles
Woodmansterne 2.9 miles
Rock On at Craggy Island Guildford
Bar on site
YES, a dedicated climbing centre
YES, this wall is a member of the Association of British Climbing centres