ROCK SKILLS COURSES
All-inclusive climbing courses
BUSH CRAFT COURSES
We have partnered with Acclimbatize to offer a range of rock skill courses based in our local area. The rock skills courses provide a progressive introduction to the basic skills and techniques of rock climbing, which will help you to stay safe, enjoy climbing to the full and provide the foundations required for participation and development of your own rock climbing activities. The information below is based on an introduction to Rock Skills. We do also offer intermediate and leading courses so if these are of interest, please get in touch for more details.
Introduction to Bush Craft
What does the Rock Skills Introduction course cover?
Background and Planning
An awareness of the types of places you can climb in the UK and Ireland, how to use guidebooks and mobile devices to find crags and routes, crag etiquette and the work of the mountaineering councils.
Hazards and Emergency Procedures
Identifying hazards, managing risk, understanding common injuries, how to get help and the role of Mountain Rescue and associated emergency services.
Tying into a harness, belaying, spotting and how to abseil.
Fundamental movement skills and climbing styles.
Footwear and Equipment
Footwear and equipment selection
and how to use the kit you choose.
The impact of climbers at the crag, ethics, access and environmental considerations for climbers.
What's included in the residential course?
The course runs from Friday evening - Sunday afternoon, with catering provided throughout the weekend. This includes 2 x cooked and continental breakfast buffets, 2 x packed lunches and 2 x evening meals. We cater for all dietary requirements, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. Just let us know! A licensed bar will be available in the evening, which offers a selection of local bottled beers, wines and spirits.
All participants will have sole occupancy of a comfortable, en suite bedroom. Lockers are provided in each bedroom to keep your belonging safe whilst you're out and about.
Under 18's need to attend with a Parent/Guardian.