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Mobile Climbing Wall


Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. But why spend time travelling when you can hire Altitude’s Mobile Climbing Wall and we can bring the rockface directly to you? Established in 2004, Altitude is one of the longest running companies offering Mobile Rock Climbing Wall Hire and Rockwall Rentals in the Southeast. Although based in East Sussex, Altitude’s Mobile Rock Climbing Wall Hire service also regularly covers West Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, London, Berkshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Altitude’s Mobile Rock Climbing Tower is ideal for hire for school use, corporate events, team building days, trade shows, promotions, youth groups, charity events, fetes, country shows, community events, council events, family fun days, extreme sports events, holiday playschemes and just about anything else that you can think of in between!

Our Mobile Rock Climbing Wall Hire package provides a major attraction at very reasonable rental prices, also giving scope for promotion or fund raising and guaranteeing FUN for all ages!

Altitude’s eye catching 8m (24ft) high Mobile Rock Climbing Wall features automatic belay systems and allows up to 4 climbers to climb simultaneously in complete safety. There are many different climbing routes on each of the 4 faces of the Rockwall meaning that we can find a challenge for anyone and everyone!

As well as being supplied with top quality safety equipment, £5 million PLI and full risk assessments, your Portable Climbing Wall will also always be operated by a fully qualified and experienced climber (CRB/DBS checked and 1st aid trained) to ensure that climbers are in safe hands at all times. We run the Mobile Climbing Wall as rock climbers ourselves and not just amusement operators meaning that all our staff have a real passion for the sport they instruct. Our Mobile Climbing Wall, instructors and operating procedures are certified by the relevant mountaineering authorities. 

The Mobile Rockwall can be set up on driveways, car parks, pavements, playgrounds, playing fields, lawns, gravel or even indoors (subject to suitable access). The Mobile Rockwall weighs 2 tonnes (over 5 tonnes when including the 4×4 tow vehicle) and requires a firm flat area of 8m frontage x 15m depth with an overhead clearance of 9m.

Altitude’s Mobile Rock Climbing Tower features the latest auto-belay technology and safety equipment in order to offer climbers the ultimate in safety and enjoyment, while our professional climbing instructors help guide and teach.

Automatic belay system:

In recreational sport climbing there are generally two people involved in a climb – the climber, and the person whom is providing the safety for the climber, who is known as the belayer. The belayer traditionally secures a climber using two hands and a braking device on the rope to control the descent of the climber. The biggest fear for many climbers is that a belayer could lose control of the climbing rope, endangering the climber, such mistakes have happened to even the most experienced of climbers.

Because Altitude uses “auto-belays” the human element is removed from the belaying process, thus eliminating the possibility of human error.

Altitude’s Portable Climbing Wall has a pressurized air/oil hydraulic control system that automatically controls the rate of descent when a climber falls or chooses to come down from the Climbing Wall. The automated belaying system takes up the slack in the climbing cable as the person climbs and therefore eliminates the need to rely upon a human belayer for every climber.

Not convinced? Our Mobile Rock Climbing Wall has been manufactured with two hydraulic cylinders for every climber. This means that we have a redundant system, or back up, which ensures that if one hydraulic cylinder fails, the second system will take up the slack and function in a safe manner.

Advantages of our system

  • Our Auto belay system is a hydraulic unit that needs no power to operate.
  • Our system has specially designed “flow” controls built in so even if a hydraulic hose was cut or destroyed the participant will still be safe.
  • Our system uses “double Pistons” in tandem so in the unusual event that one breaks you still have one back up unit.

And Why Choose Altitude to hire from?

That’s a very good question with so many other Portable Climbing Wall operators around nowadays and here’s a few reasons why we think Altitude are the best operators in the Southeast:


Our CRB/DBS checked and 1st aid trained staff are climbers themselves meaning that they have a passion for the sport they instruct. We are not just amusement operators as most Mobile Rockwall providers are. Our staff and working practices are all certified by an MIA/MIC showing our good practice.

Feedback and Experience – Check out our testimonials to see what our previous clients thought about us. We have never missed a booking or let anyone down since we started operating in 2004 and we have attended many hundreds of events in this time.

Insurance and Risk Assessments

We have £5 million PLI and full Risk Assessments.


Being climbers ourselves we only use top quality equipment in our sessions and we have far more of it than most other Mobile Rockwall hirers. We have 16 harnesses for under 10’s and over 20 harnesses for over 10’s meaning we can operate with good group sizes and waste far less time changing over kit than most companies do.

The Tower

Our old Mobile Rockwall was recently replaced with a brand new top of the range Mobile Climbing Wall, helping keep us as market leaders in the Southeast. Our Portable Climbing Tower has many different routes on it so that we can find a challenge for anyone and everyone. Rather than just having 1 route on each side as most Mobile Climbing Towers do, we have at least 7 different climbs on each face of the Climbing Wall.


Our Mobile Rock Climbing Wall Hire prices are very reasonable and we always stick to them. There are no additional costs put on at a later date and we never take cheap bookings and cancel them at late notice when better ones come in as many operators seem to do.

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This activity is also known as:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Bouldering
  • Climbing Wall


No. of users 4 climbers at a time
Age Restrictions N/A
Height Restrictions N/A
Weight Restrictions Minimum – 3.5st/22kgs Maximum – 18st/110kgs
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) N/A
Space Required (WxDxH) 27ft x 50ft x 30ft / 8m x 15m x 9m
Power Requirements N/A (unless it’s a multi-day booking)
Indoors Yes - Subject to suitable vehicle access for the trailer and floor suitability
Outdoors Yes
Additional Notes Flat ground required with nothing overhead lower than 9m. We need access for a 4x4 to bring in the trailer which is 2.75m wide, 2.75m high and nearly 10m long.

If you can’t see the answer to your Mobile Climbing Wall Hire question(s) below, please do not hesitate to contact us by or on 07832 227571.

About the mobile rock climbing wall

How many people can climb at once?

Up to 4 climbers may use our Mobile Rock Climbing Wall at any one time.

How easy or difficult is it?

We have different coloured holds on each face of the Portable Rockwall and can use them to set harder routes for those who want a challenge. Therefore we should be able to find something suitable for both a 7yr old and a 17yr old.

Can anyone have a climb on the Mobile Climbing Wall?

As long as they weigh over 3.5 stone and are under 18 stone (22 and 110kg) anyone can climb the Mobile Rockwall provided they are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. There are routes of varying difficulty on the Rockwall so we can find a challenge for anyone and everyone!

What sort of events has the Portable Climbing Tower been used for previously?

In short – pretty much anything and everything!! Corporate team building, family fun days, multi activity away days, school use, educational activity days, school fetes, village fetes, country shows, car launches, youth groups, charity fundraisers, prisons, open days, summer/holiday playschemes, council outreach schemes, community events, etc. The Mobile Climbing Tower has attended some weird and wonderful events over the years and we look forward to continuing to do so in the future!

What Altitude Events provide

Our Kit

All of our climbers are kitted out with high quality Petzl harnesses which are worn throughout the session by all climbers to avoid time wasted swapping kit around between climbers. We have over 20 adult versions and at least 16 small childrens versions (under 10yrs).

Experienced climber

During every session we run there will be an experienced and enthusiastic rock climbing instructor on hand to offer advice and guidance to all climbers on how to tackle the Mobile Rockwall.

Tailor made climbing sessions

Session content varies according to a whole host of variables (size of group, age of group, reason for booking, duration of booking, etc) and can be tailor made to suit your requirements. Sessions can be run to focus on team development or just as an introduction to the sport of Rock Climbing. So, give us a call and we can come up with a plan that meets all your aims and expectations.

A Venue

Should you not have one that is suitable, we do have venues across the Southeast that we can use, please contact us for details.

What you need

What should I wear?

Casual clothing is best, with trousers and a t-shirt being the most common attire. We do ask that some form of footwear is worn whilst climbing as we do not permit climbing bare foot or in socks. Clothing on the upper body must also be worn.

What area and location is needed for setting up the Mobile Climbing Wall?

The Portable Climbing Wall can be sited indoors or out and requires a firm and flat area of 8m frontage x 15m depth with no low trees or overhead wires. We drive in one of the 8m sides and out the other 8m side so we cannot be penned in on these sides. For full dimensions and access requirements please contact us. We also require suitable vehicle access to the site for our vehicle and trailer which weigh around 5 tonnes in all.

Does the Mobile Climbing Tower need a power supply?

No, the Mobile Climbing Wall is self contained and runs from its own battery. However, if we are on the same site for multiple days we may need access to power to charge the Climbing Wall battery up between days.


How safe is it?

Sessions are run by fully trained, 1st aid qualified, CRB/DBS checked, and experienced instructors. Hire costs include the mandatory use of top quality safety harnesses. The automatic belay systems remove the possibility of human error. We also operate with £5million public liability insurance and have full risk assessments. Our procedures and practices have been checked and certified by an MIC and unlike many of our competitors we actually use climbers as instructors. The Portable Wall is also on the approved lists for East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent and Surrey LEAs. In our constant efforts to have the most up to date equipment, we recently replaced our old Climbing Tower with a brand new Climbing Wall.

Does the weather affect the Rockwall?

The Climbing Wall is fully waterproof and can be used all year round. However, we do not operate in periods of heavy rain or when wind speed is in excess of 30mph. We also cease operating during periods of lightning for obvious safety reasons!

Do climbers wear helmets?

It is widely acknowledged now that helmets are more dangerous than helpful to wear on a Climbing Wall with automatic belay systems. When auto belays are being used its best practice not to climb with a helmet. Small children can easily get helmets caught on climbing holds and then the belay system chokes them on their helmet strap. This policy is fully signed off and recommended by our technical advisor, belay manufacturer and insurance policy. As long as children are supervised and instructed correctly in what they are doing whilst they climb, the risk of not wearing a helmet is very small. In outdoor environments, most helmets are worn to prevent things falling from above rather than a climber banging their own head during climbing.


How much does it cost to hire a Mobile Climbing Wall?

We will tailor make your Climbing Wall Rental quote dependent on factors such as: your location, length of hire, number of staff required, date of hire and whether or not any other piece of equipment is being hired on the same event.

Do we have to pay anything else?

Everything will be included in our hire quote – Climbing Wall hire, delivery, staffing, equipment rental and insurance. There are no hidden extras.

How do I book?

Give us a call or send an e-mail and we can check your desired date(s) for availability and give you a quote. When you are ready to confirm, we will send out a booking form complete with the booking terms and conditions to check over. Once filled in, please return it to us along with payment. Then sit back and count down the days until we arrive!

Are there options to customize our hire to advertise a product or event?

Yes, we have flag poles on the top of the Rockwall which can have flags mounted on them. We do also have banner mountings should you wish to put a banner down the side of the climbing surface (cannot be used when very windy though). We can brand the barriers that keep the crowd and the queue back from the climbing area. Staff uniform can also be tailored to further advertise a chosen product or event.

How far will Altitude travel for an event?

Although we are based in Sussex in the South East, we will travel anywhere to do an event and have been as far a field as Cornwall, Wales and North Yorkshire with the Mobile Wall. However, if it is far from our base, the rental price will reflect this as transportation of the wall is a slow and expensive process. Please contact us for further information if this is something that you would be interested in. Altitude usually work in the Southeast and frequently cover East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, London, Berkshire, Essex, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

Why choose Altitude?

From the amount of companies that copy our website, content, company name and use our photographs, I think it really does show how good we are at what we do! From the very moment that we turn up on site, you will see how professionally the company is run and the high standards we work to. We are a family run business and therefore the great name that we have built up for ourselves since 2004 is very important to us. We have never let a client down and once we take a booking we guarantee that we will honour that unlike many other companies who take cheap bookings and then cancel with no notice when a better paid booking comes in. Check out our testimonials page for comments from our past customers. Our staff, who are mostly climbers themselves are CRB/DBS checked and first aid trained. The kit we use is all top quality and not the typical equipment that you would find when you hire as our staff are climbers themselves and not just amusement ride operators as most are. Not only do we have experience and knowledge in rock climbing but our staff are also enthusiastic in the sport which is a real help when trying to get others to enjoy and take part in the sessions.


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