Women's Ready to Rock Courses 2021

Posted by James Mchaffie on 04/01/2021
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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.

KEY INFORMATION

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.

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 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 pm

Booking

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

Venues, Dates & Instructors

 
Lake District
 
2nd April
 
11th July
 
Contact: Esther Foster: estherlfoster@gmail.com

17th April

5th June

7th August

2nd October

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

 

Yorkshire

20th March

1st May

3rd July

4th September

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

 

Peak District

27th March

28th March

8th May

9th May

12th May

Contact: Rebecca Coles: beckycoles@hotmail.com

 

South West 

Symonds Yat

27th February

23rd March

10th April

30th May

11th July

10th August

11th September

Contact: Ali Taylor: alikat65650@hotmail.com

 

Bristol

15th May

24th July

Contact: Sophie Cheng: sophie_cheng@hotmail.com

 

Dorset

8th May

7th August

Contact: Sophie Cheng: sophie_cheng@hotmail.com

 

North Wales

4th April

2nd May

2nd October

Contact: Alice Kerr: alicecharlottekerr@gmail.com

 

9th May

3rd July

4th July

5th June

9th October

Contact: Rachael Crewesmith: rachcrewe@hotmail.com


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