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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 and runs straight after the Roped Climbing for Beginners course.
  • 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



The course was great,only thing I thought was could spend a bit more time on things that people are not good at.
21st April 2019



Fantastic instructor (thanks, Martina!). She had a great attitude, deep expertise, and provided carefully tailored guidance for all group members (regardless of ability)! Couldn’t recommend highly enough
17th April 2019



V good :)
14th April 2019



Everything it was amazing and i learned so much. Thank you. I will be back very soon
14th April 2019



We had a great day, it was challenging, fun and Martina was a great teacher. Perhaps the only thing that would have been nice would be more onsite food options (sandwiches etc) but we came prepared so not a big deal. It’s a great facility and we plan to return. Keep up the good work, it’s a real asset to the local area. Mark and Awon
13th April 2019



Good practical tips on what you do fine or not. Lots of examples. Martina was great at explaining all the nitty-gritty needed to climb properly.
13th April 2019



All perfect. Anna was great.
7th April 2019



I had great fun and learned so much in a single session! Ana is an amazing instructor with clear instructions and patience. But most importantly TRUST. She has made my first time climbing experience amazing. I’m excited to join the next course really soon. Great job to Mile End for an amazing experience!
7th April 2019