For those with little or no rock climbing experience and who want to gain the basic skills needed to climb inside and out, including:-
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, crag etiquette and the work of the mountaineering councils.
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, how to get help and the role of Mountain Rescue and associated emergency services.
Problem solving and improvised rescue techniques to give you the confidence to take on any adventure and keep both you and your partner safe. Escaping from the system, Hoisting a stuck or injured second, Abseil rescues, Ascending a rope are a few of the areas we can cover.