Ready to Rock: Outdoor Days 2022

Posted by James McHaffie on 23/03/2022
Golden hour on Stanage, Peak District. Photo: Alex Messenger

Ready to Rock courses are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment.

To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to have been climbing indoors a few times already. You will need to be able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.

What do they 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 

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.

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Who will be the instructing?

The instructors for these courses will hold an MIA or MIC and be members of the AMI. The name of the instructor delivering the course can be found next to the venue they are delivering the course.

Cost

Courses cost only £60 per person.We normally have a maximum of 8 places on these days but due to CV-19 the numbers will likely be reduced and will depend on government guidance at the time. 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. 

Duration

The course will run from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm

Booking

Email the instructor running the course with the date and venue and they will arrange your booking. See below.

Venues, Dates and Instructors

NORTHUMERLAND/ NORTH YORKSHIRE

Cliff Lowther: cliff@roxcool.co.uk

 

LAKES

Sunday 10th April (Headend Quarry, nr Ireby, North Lakes)

Sunday 5th June (Borrowdale, North Lakes)

Saturday 15th October (Borrowdale, North Lakes)

Read more about Esther on her website here: estherfoster.co.uk

Esther Foster: ask@estherfoster.co.uk

 

PEAK

Sun 10th April

Sun 24th July

Sun 2nd October

Jacob Phillips:  info@adventure-expertise.co.uk

 

 

SOUTH WEST

8th May - Valley of Rocks, Exmoor

29th May - Trewavas, West Cornwall

12th June - Sheeps’ Tor, Dartmoor 

24th July - Dewerstone, Dartmoor 

14th August - Roche Rock, East Cornwall

Bespoke courses for groups or individuals by arrangement

Jay Jackson: info@climbcornwall.com

 

SOUTH WALES

Sun 5th June

Sat 27th August

Tom Partridge: tompartridge@ymail.com

 

SOUTH 

Near Swanage, Dorset, BH193HG

3rd April

1st May

5th June

3rd July

7th August

4th September

Eddy Young: Dorset Climbing - Youngs Adventure Solutions Youngs Adventure Solutions

 


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