9.30am: Meet at Training Centre
There is an opportunity to grab a quick drink while we kit everyone out with a harness, helmet and any other equipment they will need for the day. This is also when you can hire rock shoes if you require them for £3 per person per day.
10am: Go Climbing
Depending on weather conditions and group experience we select a local crag, load up the Pure Outdoor minibus and go for it! Our position in the peak district means that we will spend a maximum of 30 minutes driving to reach our destination, although 15 minutes is more typical. A few of the venues we use are a 15-20 minute walk from the parking area so please bring some decent trainers or walking boots.
On arrival at the rock face there is a short session where you will learn how to correctly put on a harness and helmet, attach yourself to a rope and belay another climber. The training is practical, hands on and focusses on not only your own personal safety but also the safety of others in the group.
Start climbing for real! We typically have time for two or three climbs before lunch.
1pm (ish): Lunch
Lunch will be out at the crag so make sure you bring a packed lunch. How long (or even if!) you stop for lunch will be up to the group but it gives a chance to discuss what has already been achieved and what each individual’s focus for the afternoon should be.
Climb as much as possible!
3.30pm: Last few routes
Time to start finishing the last few climbs of the day, packing up the equipment and heading back to the van.
Depending on where we went climbing, we usually head back to the Training Centre for a debrief, climbing equipment amnesty and another cup of tea before finishing up the course and heading home.