Rock Skills - Introduction
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.
1 day course
Indoor to Outdoor Climber
This course is for people who have climbed indoors and want to progress onto real rock. You will learn how to set up top ropes, place protection, and build anchors.
1-2 day course
Rock Skills - Intermediate
Rock Skills Intermediate courses are aimed at people with some experience of climbing who want to improve their movement skills, develop their ropework skills and learn about traditional protection.
Background and Planning. Choosing a suitable venue, how to use guidebooks and mobile devices to find crags and routes, crag etiquette and the work of the mountaineering councils.
Climbing Skills. Warming up and injury avoidance, developing your movement skills and widening your repertoire of climbing moves.
Footwear and Equipment. Rock boot 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.
1-2 day course
Learn to Lead
If you already lead climb indoors or second trad climb, this is the course for you.
Learn how to place natural protection, build belays, mental tactics and movement skills.
2 day course
Climb the Classics
The South West has a wealth of "must do" legendary routes. Kinky Boots, Central Groove, Doorpost, Little Brown Jug, Moonraker. If you want to tick these off then let us help.
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.