2 Day Course
"It was the last climb of the day. Sat at the top, on the edge of the crag, Sian was already thinking of tomorrows routes"
This course is the progression from our introduction to outdoor climbing course, however still open to beginners looking for a more advanced start. On this course you will learn how to tie in, fit equipment and belay, but also be introduced to rope rigging techniques, top rope set ups and more. We will also look at some advanced movement techniques to help your climbing progress into the future. If you are looking for a more advanced start or already know how to climb safely inside / have some outdoor experience, jumping straight onto this course to advance your knowledge is absolutely fine with us.
What you'll learn
- Gear placement
- Essential Knots
- Equipment use
- Guidebook use
- Outdoor coaching
Who's it for?
Anyone with some indoor / outdoor climbing experience looking to further their skills and knowledge. Also suitable for confident beginners.
All climbing kit is provided, including shoes and chalk. If you wish to bring your own gear that's no problem.
Our start time and meeting point is 9:30am at our centre. At the centre we will brief you on the days activity whilst having a free brew and biscuit. From here we will set off into the crag for an exciting days learning. We sometimes we use areas further away from our centre so you can get the most out of your course, therefore some transport is advantageous. However if you are struggling for transport please let us know so we can arrange some for you. Day 2 will also start at 9:30am and will follow a similar format to day 1. On both days we will aim to be wrapping up around 4:30pm back at the centre.
How to book:
To book its super simple, we have 'Open Courses' which run regularly throughout the year on set dates. Just select which date works for you and book online below.
If the open dates don't suit or you'd rather have us all to yourself, select 'Book Privately' and we will run this course completely private and bespoke to you, on the date you request. Your course will run consecutively from that date.
We simply add a small 'private booking fee' (£40) and need a minimum of 2 people to book.
Any questions at all please don't hestitate to Contact us
We are based in Upper Hulme in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands area of the west side of the Peak District. The medieval market town of Leek is no further than a 5min drive down the road and has plenty of super markets, pubs and shops to explore. 20 mins in the other direction and you arrive in the historical town of Buxton again full of shops, museums, cinema and a theatre.
If you're struggling to find somewhere to lay your head after a busy day out on the rock, we can recommend these places to get you started. All are within walking distance of our centre and are set in stunning locations.
Hen Cloud Campsite - http://www.roachestearooms.co.uk/camping.html
Hazel Barrow Campsite - https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=14236
Field house cottage - https://www.fhcottagepeakdistrict.co.uk/
Roaches bunk house - https://www.roachesbunkhouse.com/thebunkhouse
Leek Apartments - https://holidayhomes-staffordshire.co.uk/
Rudyard Luxury Lodges - https://luxurylodgestays.co.uk/locations/peak-district/
We will supply you with all the kit you need! Thats shoes, chalk, harness helmet the full works! We only use proper climbing equipment not crotch busting harnesses and normal group kit like many others use, if you're going to learn to climb then use the kit you're going to buy is our moto. If you have and like to use your own thats no problem.
You will just need to bring / wear sutible clothing and food water etc.
We keep a very close eye on the weather at all times. If its just looking a little damp, overcast or showery the course will go ahead as normal and most of the time its never as bad as met office makes out! We are experts at finding dry and suitable areas to train you and our local knowledge is second to none. If however the weather is looking terrible for the duration of the course then you will be given the choice of re-booking onto another session later in the year and we will prioritise your booking over any new ones we receive.
Instructors and insurance
All our staff are qualified and assessed by the Mountain Training Association and have years of coaching and instructing experience and all participants are covered for all activities via our public liability insurance.
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