Climbing for All workshops: instructing disabled people in rock climbing

Posted by Graeme Hill on 25/09/2015
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Instructing Disabled People in Rock Climbing is a Climbing for All workshop that carries one CPD point. The next three workshops available are listed below.

Climbing for All is a one day course providing an introduction to instructing disabled people in climbing. The course has now been delivered for over 11 years and was developed by Adventure for All and Mountain Training England and Association of Mountaineering Instructors.

The purpose of the course is to provide instructors and coaches increased confidence and skills to enable disabled people to experience and enjoy climbing. The course also provides you with an opportunity to test you instructing and coaching skills in new territories.

The course is delivered in two halves

1. Theory/Practical
•Appropriate/Inappropriate Language
•Types of Disabilities
•How do Disabilities Occur
•Models of Disability
•Identifying and Tackling Barriers

2. The second half covers
•Climbing Environments
•Side Supported Climbing
•Vertical Hoists
•Wheelchair Abseiling

The course can be delivered in a very wide variety of environments including commercial walls, school walls, outdoors & adventure venues.

The course is open to all people but please be aware that some aspects of the course are outside the remit of some awards for example CWA and SPA. This may require approval to deliver from a technical advisor. Please speak to the course provider regarding this.

A number of the activities can be seen on this video.
 
The workshops are led by Graeme Hill, Gavin Kelly or Jay jackson.
 
The following workshops are currently available:
 

 

13th October 2019, 9.30 – 4

David Ross Sports Village, Beeston Ln, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK

£40 per person, Please bring harness, helmet, belay device and pack lunch.

 

23rd – 24th November,  MTA Autumn Conference.

Details here: https://www.mountain-training.org/membership/mountain-training-association/news/2019-mta-conference

 

6th December, 9.30 – 4pm

Hindleap Warren Outdoor Centre, Wych Cross, Forest Row RH18 5JH

As part of the Adventure for All conference

Please bring harness, helmet, belay device and pack lunch.

 

29th November, 9.30 – 4pm

Awesome Climbing Walls, Pearl Mill, The Engine House, Stockport Rd W, Stockport SK6 2BP

£40 per person

Please bring harness, helmet, belay device and pack lunch.

 

All enquiries to grazzahill@hotmail.com 07939502991

 

In 2020 there will be 3 Climbing for all courses run from the Plymouth Life Centre:

10th January

16th October

11th December

All enquiries for these 3 courses go to gavin@ibexoutdoor.co.uk

 

 

 

Please go to Mountain Training Workshops for more detail and to book.

 


Courses for indoor climbers making their first moves onto rock

Who are they for?

These courses are ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents and individuals who may have had the odd taster of climbing outdoors and wish to gain key safety skills at an excellent price. They may also be a good precursor for people contemplating the Single Pitch Award training. You should already know how to put on a harness and belay. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.

Under 18?: Check out our rock climbing courses for climbers aged 11-17 

What do the courses cover?

A variety of topics will be covered during the day as well as offering a fun taster to outdoor climbing. Topics may include:

  • Types of trad climbing equipment
  • Placing good protection
  • Building good belays
  • Using guidebooks
  • Seconding/top roping 

FIND OUT MORE: Ready to Rock Courses 2022

FIND OUT MORE: Women Ready To Rock Courses 2022

FIND OUT MORE: Outdoor Sport Climbing Courses for 11-17 year olds

FIND OUT MORE: Outdoor Trad Courses for 11-17 year olds


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