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Chimera Climbing Centre

Unit 3 Enterprise Centre North Farm Road | High Brooms Industrial Estate, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 3DR, England
+44 1892 457294
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Chimera Climbing

Easily the best climbing centre I've found. There's a large variety of different routes, ranging in... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2018
Declan H
Great fun for kids ready to graduate from Clip'n'Climb

Came here with 1 under-ten and 1 13-yr old on a Sunday morning, when the Clip'n'Climb in Tonbridge... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Adam H
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Our clean and modern facility offers a fresh and exciting climbing experience for people of all abilities. Not only does Chimera Climbing Centre provide an exhilarating climbing environment, with a variety of different surfaces, and a range of modern facilities, we also run a complete range of beginner's courses. We insist on high quality and regular route setting from renowned professional guest setters. The Centre has a full-size competition wall, top-out boulder, a roof section, a dedicated training area with campus board, circuit board with sport routes, 40 Degree board, finger boards and more. We host our own regular competitions, and organize team events at other venues. You can hire climbing shoes from reception, so you don't need any special equipment or training. Just turn-up and climb. The Centre has a café area with ethically sourced teas and coffees and a wide range of organics gourmet snacks, providing a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Chimera Climbing Centre also boasts a climbing shop, stocking everything from chalk and bags to climbing shoes, clothing, local guidebooks and footwear. We pride ourselves with having friendly, knowledgeable and personable staff, and we always put your enjoyment and safety first. We want to create a social atmosphere for all comers.
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  • Terrible4%
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Unit 3 Enterprise Centre North Farm Road | High Brooms Industrial Estate, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 3DR, England
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Easily the best climbing centre I've found. There's a large variety of different routes, ranging in difficulty, gradient and each wall has you focusing on different skill sets. The staff are very kind and helpful. There's a cafe and seating area with sofa's etc. Overall...More

Thank Declan H
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Christopher S, Administrator at Chimera Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Declan, Thanks very much for your review. It's great to see that you enjoy Chimera so much! We work very hard to give customers a positive experience. We hope that you will climb with us again soon. Best wishes, Di

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Came here with 1 under-ten and 1 13-yr old on a Sunday morning, when the Clip'n'Climb in Tonbridge was booked solid. It's a serious practice space for grown-up free climbers (& kids need to be out by 2pm on Sunday to respect that membership) but...More

Thank Adam H
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Christopher S, Administrator at Chimera Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Adam, Thank you for your positive response. You have summed up Chimera very nicely. It's great to hear that you found the centre to be challenging yet fun, and staff to be welcoming. We hope to see you here again soon! Best wishes, Di

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

It has been many years since I have donned overly tight clothing and uncomfortable shoes and tried to look graceful on a rock face so I was slightly nervous about getting back into it. I certainly needn’t have been. Chimera was a lovely place to...More

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Christopher S, Administrator at Chimera Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hi Ian, Thanks very much for your positive review, it was great to read! We hope to see you at Chimera again soon. Best wishes, Di

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Took six grandchildren (& big children). They all had an amazing time. The Staff were very friendly and helpful. Coffee was good too.

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Christopher S, Administrator at Chimera Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hi Thanks very much for your review. It is great to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves. Best wishes, Di

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Chimera climbing centre is an amazing facility. I’ve been going regularly for about four months now, and I just can’t speak highly enough of the place. I guess the main thing to mention is that they do a really good job of catering to all...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I have taken my 7 and 5 year old children to the holiday clubs a few times in the school holidays. They always come away from Little Monkeys buzzing! As we’ve been a few times, we’ve have a couple of different instructors. I can honestly...More

Thank Diana B
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

First time visiting this place with my three children aged between 7-11 . Greeted by unfriendly, unprofessional and very rude staff member Nina . Tried to fill out the forms but the iPads were not working explained this to this unpleasant staff member that I...More

1  Thank Nikikaur
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Christopher S, Manager at Chimera Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Dear customer, We are saddened that your first experience at Chimera was not good and we sincerely apologise for this. Customer safety and satisfaction are of paramount concern to us. We are obviously very alarmed to receive your review and will of course explore this...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Great place for climbing, but I was personally not keen on standing and supervising my teenagers and they were not keen on being so closely supervised either. So I am not sure how often we will come back.More

1  Thank Powder1000
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Christopher S, Manager at Chimera Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

We are of course sorry to hear that, but we do require supervision of any Under 16 climber unless they either hold NICAS or NIBAS Level 2 or above or have been signed off within our groups and their instructors. We appreciate that it would...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Chimera is our favourite hang out these days - the facilities are fantastic, the staff friendly and helpful. My children have enjoyed the ninjas and academy classes and both are completing their NIBAS Level 2 training. Ask any of the staff for help on a...More

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Christopher S, Owner at Chimera Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi, Thanks very much for your kind words. It's great to hear that you are so positive about Chimera! We do strive to offer customers a first class experience. Happy climbing! Best wishes, Di Admin

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Chimera is a first class bouldering centre, the routes are changed regularly to keep things fresh and there's plenty of options / levels of difficulty. It's a big place too, with enough space that even when it's busy there's still enough room so you don't...More

4  Thank Paul W
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