Our Beginners Course offers new climbers the perfect introduction to indoor climbing. During this 6 hour course you will learn about:
the basics of movement: footwork, balance, body position, efficiency
rope handling and essential knots
harnesses and how to fit them
how to set up a belay system and ground anchor
basic climbing equipment
As well as equipping you with fundamental skills, the course is designed to build confidence and give you the opportunity to draw on the extensive knowledge of one of our experienced instructors.
The course is split into 3 sessions of 2 hours. Please note that the course takes place over consecutive weeks. Please select the date of your first session from the list on the right.
The age limit for participants is 14 years old. Anyone under 18 should contact the centre for specific paperwork that needs to be signed by a parent or guardian.
The course was really nicely structured (for example, the higher bouldering work was done on the last session so we had all built up enough confidence to tackle those climbs) and our instructor Andy was patient, fun and most of all made us all feel safe and in control. I think everyone walked away with a really clear understanding of climbing and some good techniques. I think our group will be seeing each other again on the wall as we'll definitely all be going back either as regular visitors or perhaps for another course!
14th May 2015
All went really well, we learnt loads and had a lot of fun at the same time. Thanks!
17th April 2015
The instructor (JR) was very social, patient, knowledgeable and likeable. He made an effort to make everyone feel comfortable and I believe he succeeded!
Also, the course being split in 3 weekly classes did help to slowly (and surely) build the skill and muscle memory of all the movements and the confidence of the class.
14th April 2015
Fantastic course! Andy and Carlos were great and answered all the question I had (which was quite a few.)
24th March 2015
A little more climbing time.
6th March 2015
The course was perfect. B was great instructor. He kept the class fun and answered all our questions.
5th March 2015
Excellent methods to remember how to tie the ropes. Very creative games in 3rd week.
3rd March 2015
I really enjoyed the evening beginners course. Relaxed atmosphere throughout the centre, everybody there seemed to be enjoying themselves. Instructor - Andy was really friendly, competent and calm. Great place to start your climbing adventure!
2nd March 2015
can't think of any way to improve it
2nd March 2015
The course was well structured over the 3 sessions. The instructor was helpful and extremely clear with direction and instruction as well as making us feel safe and confident. I would recommend the course to other people and will be coming back to the climbing centre to have a go on my own!
Only improvement would be to make sure that there is always an even number in the group (e.g an extra instructor if someone is missing from the group) as some people had to climb in groups of three and meant less climbing time each.
9th February 2015