This is a one day outdoor sport climbing course for 11-17 year olds who are confidently leading on indoor climbing walls. As well as being a fun day out climbing the course will cover key safety skills for both the participant and the parent.
We are constantly monitoring the government Covid-19 guidelines and will inform you if there are any changes needed to be made to the course to remain Covid-19 compliant. If we have to cancel the course due to Covid, we will issue a full refund.
What do the courses cover?
The courses are designed to teach you everything that you need to know to safely climb bolted routes outside, including:
Lowering off different sport routes
Retreating from routes
Pre-clipping to safeguard starting moves
Differences between the wall and the crag
Please note that the course content will be adapted to match the ability of the paticipants on each course, with instructors teaching techniques appropriate to the age and experience of attending young people.
Who will be instructing?
The instructors for these courses will hold an MIA or MIC, be AMI members and have climbed at least French 7a. The name of the instructor is given next to the venue they will be delivering the course.
A place on one of these courses costs £80 which includes parental guidance should parents wish to be involved. We normally have a maximum of 4 places on these days. It is also possible to have the instructor to yourself for the day, you can contact the instructor via the email links below to discuss this option.There are a small number of free places available for families who are in rented accomodation and are recieving income support. These can be applied for by emailing James McHaffie at the BMC: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses will start at 10:00-16:30.
Participants are required to remain under the supervision of a parent or guardian over the age of 18. The supervisor must be willing and able to approach the crag with the group which may involve uneven and steep ground.
What do you need to bring?
Rope and quickdraws if you have them
Lunch and warm clothing
Click on the link below in the appropriate dates and venues section. This will allow you to email the specific instructor running the course who will deal with your booking.
2022 Dates, Venues and Instructors
Martina Spisiakova: email@example.com
If any of the dates don't suit please get in touch with Danny as it is possible to arrange others.
For more information on Danny and his courses visit: dannywg.com
Danny Griffith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine Schirrmacher: email@example.com
DEVON AND SOUTH WEST
7th May Cheddar
13th August Torbryan
Jay Jackson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Woodfield: email@example.com
Monday 11th April
Tuesday 19th April
Saturday 9th July
Wednesday 27th July
Jamie Evans: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Outdoor Climbing Courses
Whether you want to make the leap from indoor climbing into Sport or Trad climbing outdoors, we run many courses across the country and throughout the year that are specially for 11-17 year olds.
Subsidised Youth Course Places
There are a large number of free places on courses for families who may struggle to afford it. Any families who live in rented accommodation and who receive income support or universal credit may contact the instructor of a course or James McHaffie for a place.
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