This course is the best place to start if you’re haven’t rock climbed before, or if you’ve only ever climbed indoors. Over the course of the day you’ll learn about climbing grades and guidebooks, kit and equipment, basic rope work systems and we’ll develop you’re rock-climbing ability and movement skills through personalised coaching. Alongside this we’ll do our best to take in some of the finest rock climbs that the Peak District and the UK has to offer. By the end of the course you will come away feeling confident in your own rock climbing ability and the basic rope systems that are used to keep you safe.
Location: Hathersage, Peak District National Park
The Peak District boasts some of the best rock climbing in the country. With amazing views and varied climbing, we’re able to provide endless options for improving your rock climbing skills, and giving you great days out.
Maximum Client to Instructor Ratio: 6:1
We run this course with a maximum of six clients to one instructor. Our low ratios ensure you receive personalised coaching, allowing you to maximise your learning and enjoyment during your course.
Start & Finish Times
Start: 9am, Finish: 4.30pm.
£80 per person
Who is this course for?
This course is great for anyone who wants to start enjoying the delights of rock climbing – no previous climbing experience is required.
To introduce you to the delights, and the fundamental skills, of rock climbing.
On the first morning of your course your instructor will chat to you, and the other course participants, about your previous experience and aspirations which will enable them to tailor the course to everyone’s needs. As such it’s hard to provide a definitive list of topics, therefore a sample of some of the topics that are likely to be covered are provided below:
- Individualised coaching to improve your climbing movement skills
- Use of essential equipment- fitting and adjusting harness & helmet
- Basic rope work- tying in and belaying (including holding a fall and lowering)
- Introduction to Abseiling
- Introduction to climbing grades and guidebooks
We don’t provide accommodation on our courses as some of our clients would like to stay in luxury accommodation, some in B&B’s, some in bunkhouses and some like to camp. Therefore, we feel our clients benefit from being able choose the accommodation they personally prefer in relation to their budget.
We will provide all of the necessary safety equipment for your course, including rock climbing shoes, harnesses and helmets. All you need to do is bring along any of your own personal kit that you would like to use.
Upon completion of your booking you will receive the course joining information where you will find more details about your course including: the course meeting point and timings, a suggested kit list and local accommodation options.
If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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