Outdoor sport climbing days for young people

Posted by James McHaffie on 22/03/2017
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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. For more information about climbing outdoors read the parents guide by clicking the link below:

Parents Guide

 

 

KEY INFORMATION

 

What do they 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

 > Re-threading belays

 > 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.

 

Cost

A place on one of these courses costs £50 which includes parental guidance should parents wish to be involved. There are a small number of subsidised places available for families who are in rented accomodation and have a household income of less than £17 000. These can be applied for by emailing James McHaffie at the BMC: james@thebmc.co.uk. No chancers please.

 

Duration

Courses will start at 10.00am and finish around 17.00pm.

 

Parental Supervision

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?

> Climbing shoes

> Harness

> Helmet

> Belay Device

> Rope and quickdraws if you have them

> Lunch and warm clothing

> Suncream!

 

Booking

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.

 

Venues, Dates & Instructors

PORTLAND

TBA

Martina Spisiakova: m_spisiakova@yahoo.co.uk 

 

SOUTH WALES (GOWER)

TBA

Simon Rawlinsonclimbingmad@hotmail.com

 

BRISTOL

TBA

Simon Rawlinson: climbingmad@hotmail.com

 

NORTH WALES

TBA

Danny Griffith: info@dannywg.com

 

PEAK

TBA

Andy Moles: a.t.g.moles@gmail.com

 

PEAK

23rd September

Katherine Schirrmacher: katherine@lovetoclimb.co.uk

 

YORKSHIRE

TBA

Esther Foster: estherlfoster@gmail.com

 

 

   


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