Check out what poeple have been saying about White Spider
Introductory session was really useful.. very informative, good instruction and nice overview of how the place works. Got me up and running very quickly... definitely going to join and sign up for more sessions and come along to social evenings etc.
Great venue - loads of rope climbing available (incl auto-belays) and decent bouldering space for climbers of all abilities.Really need to highlight the staff, though. My boyfriend and I, being enthusiastic boulderers but a bit rusty on our figures of 8, showed up with his niece and nephew, ready to guide them up the wall and safely back down again. We admitted to questionable competence on the rope set-up and said we could do with a few reminders. We therefore promptly failed the competency checks and were resigning ourselves to a day of bouldering (which the niece had never done before and was a bit scared of), but the super-friendly guys on reception said we could grab Cecil for a refresher once he finished his current class in 10 minutes and if Cecil was happy, they were happy to let us roam free.Cecil was great - let us fumble around trying to wrack our memories on how to set ourselves and the kids up, and didn't make us feel like "bad parents" when we made a few mistakes (luckily before the kids were up on the wall). Really patient, some good tips and tricks to remember, and gave the kids some pointers as they scurried up the walls.Thanks so much, guys - the kids had a great day, we had a great day, you were strict on safety requirements but not snarky about it, you were really accommodating in making sure we didn't disappoint (and injure) the kids, all in all top marks. So pleased we only live a 10-minute drive away - we'll definitely be back (with or without the little ones)!
Friendly welcome at reception, and a really nice vibe to the whole place. Big thanks to Matt who was our instructor on our first ever climbing & bouldering lesson. He explained everything perfectly (V, knee, 123!) and then we were off, mountain goating up a wall! Matt was also really encouraging, which as beginners was hugely appreciated. In short, we loved it, and will be signing up to your beginner course soon! Also, really great carrot cake & coffee in the cafe (it was my birthday; had to have post-climb cake!).
The session was really good fun, but a challenge too. I can't wait to go again.
My 6 year daughter loved the creepy crawlies sessions and can't get enough. Her confidence has grown so much and she really can't get enough. Lovely staff and super location.
Links and Testimonials
Here’s some of our favourite links:
The British Mountaineering Council – BMC
The Association of British Climbing Walls – ABC
The Rock and Wall – a website where you can find rock climbing locations, bouldering, indoor climbing gyms, accommodation anywhere in the world and much more. – The Rock and Wall
Marmot – Our Sponsor and preferred retailer
Cotswold Outdoor – Our preferred retailer
Harry Cloudfoot – slacklining pro!
Listed in the Kingston directory.
Here’s a few comments from climbers who saw us before we opened. Please email us at email@example.com and let us know what you think and if you’d like your comment added to this page:
Paolo Fubini, Managing Director, Arrampica Vertical Adventures Limited
The welcome I experienced from the new White Spider Crew was truly memorable. Despite being in mid build, the level of assistance provided by the crew for me to be able to complete the vital training necessary for such an incredible facility was unmatched in my 24 years in the trade.
Expectations of White Spider from the climbing community are high, and I can guarantee that White Spider will not disappoint.
White Spider is quite simply 'HIGH QUALITY'
Thank You to all, I wish you the greatest success.
David Bruton, Iota Climbing : Early August 2012
For the last time, White Spider stands naked and unadorned, the elegant sensuality of design, of shape and curve revealed like a beautiful woman before she dresses. As the flame flickers and fades into the past, leaving behind some of the finest sports facilities in the world, climbers will soon discover that, in White Spider, they also have their own state of the art facility to teach, train, test and above all, enjoy. Thank you Steve for showing me round. Truly impressive.
This wall will undoubtedly give a head start to many London climbers and I look forward to seeing the next junior stars grow and make their name here.”
I can see White Spider develop into a top facility for London climbers. The children’s castle, innovative shapes and characterful bouldering areas offer what you need in a training session. The friendly atmosphere and cafe area promises to offer partners for adventures further afield… Look forward to visiting again soon.