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Intermediate Rock Climbing

October 9 @ 9:00 am October 10 @ 5:00 pm

If you’ve done a bit of indoor climbing and want to develop your skills and techniques for outdoors then this course is for you!

The main aims of this course are to learn how to be a safe belayer, how to second routes competently and how to belay a lead climber. You will develop your climbing movement skills and learn how to place protection and construct belays.

This course covers:

Background and Plannin: Choosing a suitable venue, how to use guidebooks and mobile devices to find crags and routes and crag etiquette.

Climbing Skills. Warming up and injury avoidance, developing your movement skills and widening your repertoire of climbing moves.

Footwear and Equipment. Rock shoe fit, selecting the right equipment for improved performance and an introduction to climbing protection.

Technical Skills. Building anchors, selecting runners, ropework, belaying, holding falls, lowering, seconding a route and personal abseiling.

Environmental Knowledge. The impact of climbers at the crag, ethics, access and environmental considerations.

Hazards and Emergency Procedures. Identifying hazards, managing risk when climbing, abseiling and bouldering, understanding common injuries, how to get help and the role of Mountain Rescue.

This course is suitable for anyone aged 13 and over though anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

The course will take place in the Peak District in the vicinity of Hathersage. The exact crag chosen for the course will dependent on weather conditions on the day and participants will be notified of a meeting location.