Sandown Rock the fabulous climbing wall on the Isle of Wight.

Sandown Rocks is the fabulous new outdoor climbing wall set in the grounds of Sandown High School. The wall is designed to reflect the dramatic coloured sands of Alum Bay and remind us of the strong sailing history of the Island. The mainsail and foresail reach heights of nearly 10m…and our lofty spinnaker sail stretches to 12m! The view from the top is superb and the sense of achievement even better! Even the red squirrels in the nearby treetops seem bemused to see people abseiling down from above them!

The wall has been growing in popularity since its official opening in April 2008. Jake Meyer, the youngest British climber to scale Mount Everest chose to scale the Sandown heights to cut the opening ribbon. The summer of 2008 was a busy time at Sandown Rocks climbing wall. The instructor assessment day in August attracted over 60 volunteers to act as trainees for our newly trained climbing instructors. A tally at the end of August showed that over 1500 climbers had visited the climbing wall since it opened in 2007. The youngest climber so far is just 3 years old and the claim to fame for more mature climbers is just 78 years young!

The next Instructors course is scheduled for March 2009; please contact Senad Adams if you are interested in achieving this qualification. Already there are several school groups, army squadrons, local community groups and birthday parties (both adults and children) booked on the wall for Spring 2009. Call Senad Adams 07593 543231 or 01983 409106 to book. Image courtesy of Sandown Rock. Please let us know how you get on! www.sandownrock.co.uk

  • david fulton

    How much would it cost to take a group of approx 20 young people in July?

  • http://therainbowdirectory.co.uk Polly

    Call 07593 543231 or go to http://www.sandownrocks.co.uk

  • hannah

    how much will it cost for a group of 10 teenagers to rock climb on sandown rocks in october?

  • http://therainbowdirectory.co.uk Polly

    Best to call them I know climbing sessions start at £5.00 per climber but you may get a discount with a group booking.
    call 07593 543231 http://www.sandownrocks.co.uk

  • http://cpreston178@googlemail.com Cat

    We (family of 4) had a fantastic time at Sandown Rocks this summer. None of us had tried climbing before, and the sense of achievement for all of us was enormous! Highly recommend an instructor-led session.