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Introduction to Real Rock Climbing

October 8 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

This course is your key to getting started with Rock Climbing!

No previous experience of climbing is required to attend our Introduction to Real Rock Climbing course because the content of the course is aimed at complete beginners.

The course covers:

Background and Planning: An awareness of the types of places you can climb in the UK and Ireland, how to use guidebooks and mobile devices to find crags and routes and crag etiquette.

Climbing Skills: Fundamental movement skills and climbing styles.

Footwear and Equipment: Footwear and equipment selection and how to use the kit you choose.

Technical Skills: Tying into a harness, belaying, spotting and how to abseil.

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

Hazards and Emergency Procedures: Identifying hazards, managing risk, understanding common injuries and how to get help in an emergency . 

All climbing courses are suitable for 12 years and upwards, though under 18s 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.