Address: 225 Hook Rise S, Kingston, Surrey KT6 7LD
Phone: 020 8397 0390
Closest Transport: Tolwort (National Rail)
The London Climbing Guides opinion
Opened in the summer of 2012 the White Spider Climbing Wall is a relative new commer in the climbing scene. Based in business centre in Surbiton near Kingston Upon Thames, South West London. The White Spider Climbing Centre is a state of the art, well structured wall offering a decent selection of indoor climbing. This really is a decent addition to the London Rock Climbing scene, it's just a shame it's a bit more difficult to get to than some of the other locations.
With a total of about 1,400m sq of roped climbing and over 600m sq of bouldering, this is a decent sized climbing venue. There are around 103 rope lines offering over 300 routes, these roped sections are housed across seven different walls which encompass a few different styles of climbing.
The longest route reaches a dizzying 13 metres and grades run from F3 - F8a and with the addition of a stalactite roof, there are routes of 20 metres in length. There is also a selection of separate bouldering areas: upper mezzanine where there are slabs and traverses, lower mezzanine with overhangs and steep arêtes and the boulder cave, horizontal climbing right next to the dedicated training area. Boulder grades range from V0 to V12.
There’s even a "castle" play area for the kids.
Non Registered Climb Off-peak - £9.00
Non Registered Climb peak - £12.00
Climb Off-peak - £8.00
Climb Peak - £10.50
Concession/Child Climb Off-peak - £6.50
Concession/Child Climb Peak - £8.50
*Discounts/Concessionary entry prices apply to full time students, registered disabled, state retirement age, police, fire brigade and armed forces
Registration / Membership / Discounts
There’s a one-off Registration fee of £5 at White Spider (this is not compulsory, but it does benefit those who climb regularly at the wall with access to discounted prices.) You will need to complete a registration form and you will need to demonstrate your understanding of basic belaying skills before you start climbing (if you don't have any check out one of the taster courses).
Climbing shoes - £3.00
Harness - £3.00
Karabiner and belay device - £1.50
Hire a FULL set (shoes, harness, karabiner and belay device) - £6.00
Helmet - FREE
Ground anchor attachments - £1.00
No climbing experience?
Run by fully qualified instructors who will take you through the basics and give you the chance to scale the heights.
Max 1:6 instructor ratio
Duration: 1 hr Price: £18.50.
Entry to the wall and equipment included.
Beginners Course (Adults Only)
This course provides a more in-depth tuition into belaying, knot-tying and climbing safety allowing you to tackle all top ropes with independence and confidence.
Max 1:4 instructor ratio
Entry to the wall, rock shoes and equipment included.
Boulder Beginners Course (Adults only)
Boulder Beginners is a short course, giving you the know-how to be safe on our bouldering areas without supervision in just 1 hour!
Max 1:6 instructor ratio
Price: £20.00 per person.
There's a great café with homemade cake, a well-stocked shop, slackline, changing rooms with showers and as mentioned a decent climbing wall for Kids called "the Caslte" no relation to the climbing wall.