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Roped Climbing for Beginners

£60

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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 (buy these together online and when you checkout and recieve a £5 discount*) 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!

*this discount is strictly for on-line booking only

How much does it cost?

  • Roped Climbing for Beginners costs £60 for 4.5hrs of instruction (3 x 1.5 hour sessions with breaks inbetween)
  • Introduction to Bouldering is £25 for 1.5hrs of instruction.
  • Buy the 2 courses online together at the same time and recieve a £5 discount. 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 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



Excellent teaching. We were probably outliers in the age profile doing the course but Elia was great, very supportive. With the emphasis on safety, I feel more confident about climbing and supervising my daughter. Would recommend
30th November 2019



Really enjoyed the course, plenty of time to practice and max is a great instructor, very patient and good humour
24th November 2019



Matt was a really great instuctor. He taught very clearly and gave me confidence in my ability. We practiced a lot whcih was brilliant.
17th November 2019



The course was really well-run, the instructor Dave was friendly and helpful, and explained everything clearly.
16th November 2019



It was great! The instructor was brilliant, and gave us plenty of individual help. No improvement necessary!
2nd November 2019



Nick was an excellent instructor. I learned a lot and most importantly I felt very safe both physically and psychologically (e.g. I felt comfortable asking questions).
26th October 2019



Brilliant Instruction from Nick, very considerate to all the classes needs
26th October 2019



Great course, thanks Lizzie! Very knowledgeable and helpful.
21st October 2019