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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



Everything was perfect. The course was informative, dinamic and fun! Thank you!
20th October 2019



My son enjoyed the course. We need advise what would be suitable course for him to follow.
15th October 2019



Course was really good, instructors were very helpful and friendly!!
13th October 2019



Anna was a wonderful, highly knowledgeable and patient instructor. I do not have any suggestions for improvement - I thought it covered all the basics that I was hoping for and was highly engaging.
6th October 2019



The course was good fun. Loads of great tips and the instructor made it relevant to all.
11th September 2019



Was a very enjoyable course and we both felt very confident by the end of it. We wouldn’t have minded finishing early because there weren’t that many of us but that’s probably the only feedback I’d have.
1st September 2019



I think it was really great. Some people took some time to catch on which meant I thought we could have gone a bit quicker but that’s just the nature of a mixed class. We both really enjoyed it!
27th August 2019



I’m a fairly competent boulderer but just hadn’t done ropes in a long time! So I needed a refresher and a bit of re-focusing. The tutor Lizzy was absolutely fantastic. She was able to deliver and balance the right amount of information with the right amount of time for practical application. We learned a lot! She is a very natural teacher/leader/instructor! And beyond all that, we really bonded as a group and have already made plans to return and do further courses and improve our indoor climbing with the hopes to get out in the great outdoors! Awesome value for money! Would recommend this course!
25th August 2019