On the 16th of January 2011, my 8 year old son Benji and I went on a Craggers organised trip to the High Sports climbing wall in Redhill.
We met at the Brighton Unemployed and Family centre and all travelled together by minibus. There was a good mix of children and adults and it was a very harmonious trip. It was great that for everyone that all the costs of the trip were covered by fundraising.
I haven't been to High Sports at Redhill for 6 or 7 years and it has changed quite a bit. There appears to be more climbs, some with overhangs. The bouldering area has a large crash mat that the kids enjoyed having a wrestling match on!
Everyone got to do a variety of top rope climbs and bouldering. Some people even tried "dry tooling", which simulates climbing with ice axes without the danger of poking yourself in the eye.
We were there for at least 3 hours with a break for lunch.
The journey home was trouble free and we even got a lift right back to our door.
A very successful and enjoyable trip for all. Thank you Craggers!
Benji says "I especially liked the bouldering".