Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for our frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered below then please Contact Us.


How many people can climb at once?

4 climbers may use our Mobile Rock Climbing Walls 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.

Can anyone climb on the Mobile Climbing Walls?

Yes, as long as they weigh over 3.5 stone and are under 18 stone (22 and 110kg). However, no one under the influence of alcohol or drugs may use the Rockwall. There are routes of varying difficulty on the Climbing Tower so we can find a challenge for anyone and everyone!.

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

Corporate Team Building, Family Fun Days, Multi Activity Away Days, School Use, Educational Activity Days, Fetes, Country Shows, Car Launches, Youth Groups, Charity Fundraisers, Prisons, Open Days, Summer Playschemes, Scout/Guide Camps, Community Events, Council Events, etc. In short, pretty much anything! We have attended some weird and wonderful events over the years and look forward to continuing to do so!


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. We have over 22 adult harnesses and 16 childrens versions (under 10yrs).

Experienced climber

During every Rock Climbing Wall session we run there will be an experienced rock climber 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, we do have venues across the Southeast that we can use, please contact us for details.


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. A top 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. For full dimensions and access requirements please refer to the dimensions page. We also require suitable vehicle access to the site for our vehicle and trailer which weigh over 3.5 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.


How safe is it?

Sessions are run by fully trained, 1st aid qualified, CRB/DBS checked, and experienced staff. 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 £10 million 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 staff. The Portable Wall is also on the approved lists for East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent and Surrey LEAs. We are one of the only (if not only) provider of Mobile Climbing Walls in the Southeast that is certified for use by both Scouts and Guiding. In our constant efforts to have the most up to date equipment, we also recently replaced our old Mobile 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 reasons!


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.

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 on the Surrey/Sussex border in the South East, we will travel anywhere to do an event and the Mobile Climbing Wall has been as far afield as Cornwall, Wales and North Yorkshire. 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 works in the Southeast and frequently cover East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Towns we have visited include Uckfield, Eastbourne, Hastings, Ashford, Folkestone, Brighton, Littlehampton, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, East Grinstead, Horsham, Crawley, Gatwick, Redhill, Reigate, Dorking, Leatherhead, Cobham, Walton, Guildford, Farnham, Godalming, Aldershot, Epsom, Sutton, Croydon, Oxted, Caterham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Cranbrook, Bromley, Orpington, Maidstone, Dartford, Rochester, Chatham, Sittingbourne, Chichester, Worthing, Bexhill and many more!