Devons Most Exciting Adventure Centre

Groups & Schools

Climbing is rewarding, educational and fun!


Rock and Rapid is the ideal setting for fun and exciting school trips or group visits. There is a huge variety of sessions available for young people aged six and upwards. Climbing is a great way to develop fitness, teamwork and communication skills in an enjoyable and exhilarating environment.

Climbing is Tailored to Suit You!

We are here to help you tailor activities to your needs, from a one-off climbing and abseiling session, to a structured program running over a series of weeks or months. Rock and Rapid can cater for GCSE and A Level syllabuses if required, and can supplement regular indoor sessions with outdoor trips in the summer months. Sessions can be run for groups as small as two up to as many as ninety climbers. Sessions are all fully supervised by qualified instructors, ensuring that each child receives the encouragement and attention they require.

Climbing is Nationally Accredited!

If you wish, your group can also work on NICAS, the nationally accredited scheme recognising achievement in indoor climbing. This scheme consists of five levels, ranging from learning the basics to becoming a competent lead climber. Rock and Rapid Adventures are the NICAS Primary Centre for North Devon.

Climbing is Inclusive!

The instructing staff at Rock and Rapid Adventures are trained to work well with a wide range of groups including those with learning or behavioral difficulties, and those with a wide range of physical disabilities.

Climbing is Well Regulated!

The climbing centre holds an AALA license and is a member of the Association of British Climbing Walls. Staff are subject to enhanced CRB checks and hold First Aid Certificates. If you prefer, you can bring your own instructors to use the facilities at the centre, provided they hold appropriate qualifications and insurance.

Climbing is Great Value!


Guides, Scouts, Sports Club, Cubs, Brownies, Youth Clubs, Beavers, Young Farmers and Church Groups – these are just some of the groups that come and use us on a regular basis. We offer group sessions in the evenings and at weekends. We can cater for up to fifty people and have group rates depending on numbers.

Please contact us for more information and to book.

External Instructors

Qualified climbing instructors are welcome to bring their own groups to Rock and Rapid. All you need to do is bring in a copy of your qualification certificate (SPA /CWA or higher), your current First Aid certificate and the insurance document that covers your working with your group.

If you wish, you can also do an induction with our NICAS Director that would allow you to deliver the NICAS scheme in the centre. The cost of this induction is £50.00 per head. This is reduced to £35.00 per head if you have a group of four or more instructors wishing to be inducted.

You don’t need to book in advance to bring your own group to Rock and Rapid, although if you are planning to bring a very big group it is better to call ahead.

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What people say rock and rapid

"Great place and great staff"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

We visited this whole on our holiday on a rainy day, my son enjoyed it so much he wanted to go back so we did. Twice! The staff are super friendly and very knowledgable. We will no doubt be back next year!

Wendy W, Solihull / Indoor Climbing

"Stag do with a difference"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

To arrange a weekend that is a bit different and feels special is becoming harder to do so it was refreshing ti find somewhere that was happy to listen to our thoughts and ideas and let us run with them. Had a fantastic weekend that combined indoor climbing, raft building challenged and a monster design and build task to product a melon flinging catapult in a morning on a budget of £100. All in a really good time had by all with very relaxed and friendly staff. Would recommend for arranging those vents that are a bit more specialised.

Joe W / Stag Do

"Great centre, great staff, great atmosphere!"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

I have been climbing here on and off for almost 4 years now. I keep coming back. This is by far one of the most friendly, helpful and safe climbing centres I have ever been to. The staff are constantly on guard for any mishaps and are very approachable with any and all concerns Especially talking through hypothetical situations and scenarios. Their knowledge is current and at the highest level. Definitely a place to go, and keep going.

Ken Hard, Devon / Indoor Climbing

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