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 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
Covered everything I would expect over a course of this length. Had complete confidence in our instructer and found the centre to be a very enjoyable place to be. Can't really suggest any improvements as I think it's spot on for an introduction.
20th January 2015
The course went very well!! I think it is perfect the way it is
Thank you a lot
8th December 2014
I thought the course was very good and Rebecca took time to help guide everyone on the course. Now looking forward to the learning to lead course in January
5th December 2014
I really enjoyed it - very good teaching, helpful and understanding of everyones (mine especially)limitations, whilst still encouraging to push on. felt safe and that we were all being kept an eye on, whilst in no way overbearing. Very happy and will keep on climbing.
4th December 2014
Really enjoyed the introduction to climbing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Everything was well explained and the size of the group was just right.
17th November 2014
The foundation level bouldering course was great, our teacher was fantastic. It was two months ago i think his name was rob. He took the time to answer all questions and paced the sessions very well. With his teachings and encouragement and friendly atmosphere it made the entire learning experience fun. I will definitely return and am happy to have passed and cannot wait to climb again. Thanks to all you guys, a fantastic centre and great staff.
17th November 2014
B was a fantastic instructor - very clear, gave everyone confidence and also made sure we have a very enjoyable two hours every week. His excitement for climbing is completely infectious, and made for a fantastic course.
I was really glad that we got onto some bouldering skills as well as the roped climbing. I now feel confident with the ropes, but the highlight was getting to grips with some basic bouldering techniques. I can safely say that they will totally change the way that I climb - and all credit to B for that.
14th November 2014
Andy was great, we were very happy with him. We all felt that the course probably could have used another session for the newly acquired knowledge to settle and for the course to develop at a slower pace.
23rd October 2014
22nd October 2014