The main aim of this course is to give you the skills you need to climb outdoors independently. Over the two days you will look at all the basics of climbing like belaying and tying onto the rope before moving onto building your own top and bottom rope systems and how to use technical climbing equipment. We have listed below the ideal skills that we can teach you over the two days and this will all be dependent on ability and comfort levels. Our main priority is getting you climbing and ensuring you come away with solid skills that will ensure a good progression enabling you to become more independent.
What can the Rock Skills Intermediate course cover?
- Background and Planning. Choosing a suitable venue, how to use guidebooks and mobile devices to find crags and routes, crag etiquette and the work of the mountaineering councils.
- Climbing Skills. Warming up and injury avoidance, developing your movement skills and widening your repertoire of climbing moves.
- Footwear and Equipment. Rock boot fit, selecting the right equipment for improved performance and an introduction to climbing protection.
- Technical Skills. Building anchors, selecting runners, ropework, belaying, holding falls, lowering, seconding a route and personal abseiling.
- Building top and bottom rope systems.
- Environmental Knowledge. The impact of climbers at the crag, ethics, access and environmental considerations.
- Hazards and Emergency Procedures. Identifying hazards, managing risk when climbing, abseiling and bouldering, understanding common injuries, how to get help and the role of Mountain Rescue.
Why choose The Mountaineering Company.
If your looking for a business that truly cares about your development as a climber then look no further! We pride ourselves on offering high quality instruction in fun and engaging sessions, ensuring your time with us is both educational and leaves you motivated to progress onto bigger plans. All our instructors hold the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor qualification (MCI) and have heaps of experience to go with it. We are also members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) ensuring that our instructors conduct regular professional development and stay on top of their game.
All climbing equipment is included in this session at no extra cost. We supply helmets, harnesses and belay devices and will show you how to fit and use all the equipment safely.
Once you have booked your place we will email you with a course outline, kit list and all other associated information. All details on how to register with Mountain Training will be provided once you have booked your place.
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