Location: Adventure Hub · Peak District
Duration: half day
What you get:
Keen to try climbing on real rock but not sure where to start? Don't know a carabiner from a belay plate? We cover this and all the basics on this fun and action packed morning of outdoor rock climbing. Every life changing adventure starts with a single, small step. Maybe this is yours.
YOUR ROCK CLIMBING TASTER SESSION
9:30 - 13:00
Get ready to have a great introductory session to rock climbing on a glorious gritstone crag.
ARRIVE AT THE ADVENTURE HUB
Your instructor will welcome you and discuss the aims of the course and your own aspirations over a great cup of fresh Italian coffee or tea.
COLLECT AND CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT
You will be sized up for helmets, rock shoes and harnesses. All you need do is check you have snacks, a drink and clothing that is suitable for the conditions.
TRAVEL TO CLIMB LOCATION
The exact location will depend on the weather and the aims and abilities of the group. Typically this is a 15 minute drive from the Adventure Hub. For those that are just joining the morning session on a full day course we usually ask you to drive to the venue in your own transport to enable you to get away easily at lunch time.
PRACTICAL CLIMBING SESSION
Your instructor will demonstrate and explain the basics of the safety system and give you a chance to practise tying in and belaying each other. You will then be shown and coached on different key climbing techniques as you scale a number of routes throughout the morning all whilst gaining confidence and experience with the rope systems.
END OF THE SESSION
At the end of the session the instructor will recap your session and answer any questions. At this point you are free to explore the peak district. Feel free to pick the instructors brains for suitable walks in the area.
Bookings can be made online or over the phone. All of our courses can be booked in 3 ways:
a) Attend a scheduled course.
These are open to the public to anyone that meets the pre-requisites. We often advertise many dates for each course, we generally always list 12 months of available dates. This is the most popular and often works out the most cost-effective way of attending our courses.
b) Add a date to our schedule.
On some courses, we can add extra dates to our schedule, providing you are booking for a certain minimum number of participants, this could be as low as only 2 people. To give us plenty of time to assign staff to your course, you can only add a date to the schedule if it is more than 7 days in advance.
c) Make a private booking.
All of our courses can be booked privately, with a private instructor just for you or your group. This gives you the flexibility to book any date that suits you and also it means the instructor can fine-tune the course content to suit your aspirations. To make a private booking, you just need to fill out a booking request, we will then get back to you with availability and a price.
d) Book our premium 'Private Booking Plus+' service.
All the benefits of the private booking service, with lots of additional extras including meet & greet at your hotel, luxury picnic hamper including Champagne, digital photo pack, flexible booking arrangements and a pre-activity consultancy to allow your first-class instructor extra time to design your special day. To make a private booking plus+ booking, you just need to fill our a booking request, we will then get back to you with availability and a price.
Our instructors can be booked privately to deliver this course. Benefit from private tuition, pick a date that suits you and your instructor can design the day to suit your needs. You can hire one of our instructors from just £199 per day. Click here to book a private course.