Women's Ready to Rock Courses 2022

Posted by James Mchaffie on 12/03/2022
Photo: Alex Messenger

The Women's Ready to Rock courses are designed to help women indoor climbers to 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 these courses, 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.

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 Rock Climbing Instructor Award training. You should already know how to put on a harness and belay. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.

Who will be the instructing?

The instructors for these courses are very experienced women climbers who hold an MCI or WMCI and are members of the AMI (Association of Mountaineering Instructors). The name and contact 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 may 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 17.00

Booking

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

Venues, Dates and Instructors

 
Lake District
 

Saturday 8th May (Borrowdale, North Lakes)

Saturday 10th September (Headend Quarry, nr Ireby, North Lakes
 
Contact: Esther Foster: ask@estherfoster.co.uk
 

9th April

7th May

2nd July

Contact: Katie Mackay: Katie-mo@hotmail.co.uk

 

Yorkshire

2nd April

11th June

3rd September

Contact: Katie Mackay: Katie-mo@hotmail.co.uk

 

Peak District

26th March

11th June

11th August

Contact: Rebecca Coles: beckycoles@hotmail.com

 

Bristol (Sand Point)

Saturday 14th May

Saturday 28th May

Contact: Sophie Cheng: sophie_cheng@hotmail.com

 

South Wales-Bridgend

Sunday 15th May

Sunday 29th May

Contact: Sophie Cheng: sophie_cheng@hotmail.com

 

Dorset (Dancing Ledges)

Saturday 20th August

Sunday 21st August

Contact: Sophie Cheng: sophie_cheng@hotmail.com

 

South West (Dartmoor)

Sat 9th April

Sat 25th June

Sat 6th Aug

Sat 8th Oct

Contact: Charlie Chambers: charlie@adelong.co.uk

 

North Wales

TBC

Contact: Alice Kerr: alicecharlottekerr@gmail.com

9th April

10th April

7th May

25th June

Contact: Rachael Crewesmith: rachcrewe@hotmail.com


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