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Roped Climbing for Beginners


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Learn the ropes, literally

This course is the perfect introduction to the world of climbing with ropes.

Under the watchful eyes of our nationally qualified instructors you will progess through the basics of indoor top rope climbing.

Once you've perfected these skills you will be able to climb unsupervised on the ropes in our centre.

This course is suitable for people who have never climbed before or those seeking a refresher for their top roping skills. 

This course is available for anyone 14 years or older (parents of under 18's will need to contact the centre for the correct paperwork before their child can take part in this course). Under 18's who turn up for the course without the correct forms will not be allowed to climb and no refunds will be given.

What you will learn:

  • How to tie into a rope correctly 
  • How to correctly fit a climbing harness
  • How to belay and hold a falling climber
  • How to use a ground anchor to belay a heavier climber
  • How to use an auto-belay

What will I need to bring?

  • all the technical equipment and climbing shoes are included. You'll need a £1 (refundable) for a locker and we reccomend bringing some water (or you can buy a drink here).

What do I need to wear?

  • normal gym wear is best. Be aware that climbing centres are notoriously hot in summer and very cold in winter so dress accordingly.

What's next?

  • if you want the full climbing experience you may want to consider adding Introduction to Bouldering (climbing wthout ropes) on to the end of your roped course. It's a further 1.5hrs of tuition and will cover all the basics of bouldering safely in the centre N.B. Please make sure you check the dates when adding your Introduction To Bouldering Course - choose a date that is suitable for you, not just the first one on the list!

How much does it cost?

  • Roped Climbing for Beginners costs £75 and  runs from 10:00 - 16:00
  • Introduction to Bouldering is £30 for 1.5hrs of instruction.

How long is the course?

  • The course starts at 10:15 and finishes at 16:00. It is split into 3 sessions with break for refreshments and lunch (please bring your own lunch)

What's the plan for the day?

  • 10:00 Report to reception
  • 10:15 Session 1 - The basic skills
  • 11:45 Refreshment break
  • 12:00 Session 2 - Consolidation
  • 13:45 Lunch Break (bring you own food)
  • 14:30 Session 3 - Moving on
  • 16:00  Roped Course ends
  • 16:15 Introduction to Bouldering (this is an optional add-on course and can be booked here)

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Latest Reviews

I thought it was a fantastic course, my partner and I felt really confident and safe throughout the course with Callum's calm instruction and I'm so pleased I took it instead of relying on friends showing me the ropes and potentially picking up bad habits.
17th October 2021

Well lead course that covered all the essentials, plenty of chance to gain confidence and climb until knackered. Loved it!
17th October 2021

Great instructor! Felt safe the whole time, enjoyed the explanation of the reasoning behind why we use certain knots and techniques. Would highly recommend!
12th October 2021

The instructor was really informative and helpful, as were all of the staff! Thank you for the course - I had an amazing time and I am thinking about doing more!
10th October 2021

We enjoyed the whole thing!!! Callum was great at teaching the beginner level course. Very patient and clear with his instructions.
2nd October 2021

The training was very detailed and the instructor went through everything multiple times so it consolidated in our heads properly. I felt well supported when belaying and appreciated all the tips given. A very enjoyable session!
13th September 2021

The instructor was great, with a good pace and lots of opportunities for us to practice. I don't think it could be improved, to be honest! And the fact that you get one visit free afterwards is great!
12th September 2021

Great course, a lot of support and good feedback. Very friendly, great place to learn climbing. Highly recommended
11th September 2021