Mountain Goats Induction

Climbing in the Main Area

for 7–10 year olds


Boulder Hut is divided into 3 areas, and as a rule, climbers are restricted to these areas based on age:

  • Main Area: The highest walls, the most challenging climbing, for climbers aged 11 years and over
  • Boulder Zoo: Lower walls, with climbing routes designed for climbers under 11 years old
  • Boulder Play: Our smallest wall built for children under 5 years old

We understand that some climbers under the age of 11 may be capable enough, or may have had enough climbing experience, to climb on our bigger walls.

The Mountain Goats Induction is a way for us to assess these climbers and fast-track them into the Main Area.

During this hour-long session one of our friendly instructors will go through the extra safety precautions, rules and techniques needed to ensure that these younger climbers can climb safely on our bigger walls. Parents are also briefed on how children should be supervised in the Main Area to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

Upon completion, we’ll award a special silicon wristband for the climber to wear, so that staff can easily identify our Mountain Goats.

Shoe hire is included in the price and after the Induction our Mountain Goats can continue to climb for a further hour.

The minimum age to complete the Mountain Goat Induction is 7 years old.

Located just off Junction 7 of the M53, in Ellesmere Port, just 10 minutes from Chester