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The objective of this course is to introduce and develop participants core rock climbing skills whilst enjoying maximum climbing mileage. Most of the course will be based outside with all the climbing action taking place on real rock – weather permitting.
You don’t have to have any previous experience of rock climbing although being fit and active would be advantageous.
Our aim is to develop a solid foundation in core rock climbing techniques, whilst climbing a variety of single pitch rock climbs, such that you will be a competent and self reliant second. Topics covered will include.
Developing participants personal experience and ability to competently second a variety of types of rock climbs, both single and multi-pitch.
Technical sessions will include efficient rope management including tying into anchor points.
Belaying both leader and second (including holding falls and lowering).
Coaching in personal climbing movement skills, climbing techniques and psychological preparation.
Descending from rock climbs by abseiling using self protection methods.
This is not a residential course, the participants will need to be dropped and picked up from the training centre each day.
PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: Our Under 18’s courses are for young people who are keen on a particular activity. The young people will receive expert tuition from highly qualified and experienced staff. There is virtually nowhere else where you can get such a high quality of five days tuition in one subject at a student instructor ratio of 1:6. This course mirrors the adult one of the same name, the content and aims are similar but the style and approach in which the course is run is geared towards younger people.
We have set a minimum age of 12 and a maximum age of 17. There is a big range of stamina and maturity in young people around these ages. Participants age 15 years and over can attend our regular programme of courses.
If necessary it is possible to travel up to the course on a weekend by getting an early train on Saturday morning - more info on our FAQ.
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