Beware the safety test: it is unnecessarily overzealous and if you are just the occasional once or twice a year climber you may find yourself rejected on the basis that you did a few minor things incorrectly which could have been explained in less of a minute with a quick re-introduction like in the many other centres I went to in the past. This happened to me today after I told him I would appreciate if he could quickly refresh my memory how the belay equipment works. But in this centre they insist that they cannot explain anything because this would be against the spirit of the test...There were no long lines of testing candidates to excuse his abruptness either; I was the only one at that stage. Since I did not have these problems in the three other centres in London I went to over the past 2 years this one won now the price of having the most awkward setup! It was also very busy and I suspect that part of the overzealousness comes from the need to limit numbers... Therefore only one star especially for wasting my children's and my time this afternoon!
Swiss Cottage Climbing Wall
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
This impressive leisure centre is home to a 14-metre wall and bouldering
area, and offers a Junior Rock Club (7-16s) on weekday evenings and Sunday mornings, and Pebbles (4-7s) on Monday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Birthday parties can also be booked. Parents can slope off and enjoy some ‘me’ time in the lovely café near the centre’s entrance.
Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre
Swiss Cottage Climbing Wall Adelaide Rd