Why should I do this Beginners rock climbing course?
You have done some indoor wall climbing and you want to transfer your skills outside. Alternatively, you just want to have a go at rock climbing and have never done it before.
What does this course cover?
Beginners rock climbing is a one or two day course that starts on single pitch rock climbs and moves onto multi-pitch rock climbs.
On day 1;
We will teach you to put on a harness, tie on and belay safely while teaching you movement skills and climbing techniques on the rock. A single pitch climb is no more than 25m high and often you will climb up and be lowered back down.
On day 2;
We hope to progress onto easier multi-pitch routes like Middlefell buttress on Raven crag or C ordinary route on Dow crag . These routes are much longer and higher. We will move up the rock in small pitches. You will learn how to take out gear, belay, common climbing calls and tie into the belays as well as reinforcing sound climbing technique.
What do I need to have done before?
No previous climbing experience is needed.
Who else will be on the course?
On the first day of the course, we can offer up to 4 people.
On the second day, you will be in pairs on a ratio of 1 to 2. This enables you to progress onto longer routes giving you so much more choice.