getting to grips with climbing on grit
An ideal introduction to the fantastic sport of gritstone climbing. experience a tremendous variety of rock architecture, master cracks, arêtes, overhangs and slabs and gain a good grounding in your basic skills like jamming, laybacking and smearing. This two-day course is aimed at those keen to experience real rock and gain further knowledge on how to do it safely, building on current skills.
SO WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
The emphasis of this course is introducing you to the core climbing skills working towards you becoming a self-reliant climber whilst enjoying as much rock as we can climb! We will aim to use a variety of locations each day, you’ll just need to bring your enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!
What does the course cover?
Over the 2 days we will look at:
Interpreting guidebooks and grades
Route choice and route finding
Coaching to develop and improve your climbing movement skills
Putting on and adjusting your harness including tying into it
Introduction to simple rope skills including the use of different knots and coiling ropes
Belaying using a belay plate
Use of technical climbing equipment
Safe descents off the crag
HOW TO BOOK
Complete the online booking form and pay a deposit
Make sure you check out the terms and conditions
Full payment details are on the booking form
You will receive confirmation of your booking, payment received and final details.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?
No, ideally you will know how to tie in, belay and also having a reasonable level of fitness will allow you to get the most from your course, but you don’t have to have any previous experience of rock climbing.
WHO WILL RUN MY COURSE?
All courses are run by myself, occasionally if I have to use another Instructor then I will inform you of that. I don’t use instructors unknown to me or who aren’t close friends. The small team that I use are equally as qualified, experienced and keen to share their enthusiasm of the mountains in a relaxed and safe manner.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
All specialist equipment such as harnesses, helmets can be provided however if you have your any of your own technical gear then you are welcome to bring it along. I will send you a detailed kit list once you confirm your place.
WHERE DO WE MEET?
I base myself from Hathersage and will confirm the time and exact place when you reserve your place.
WHERE CAN I STAY?
There is a full range of accommodation options in the Peak District to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested below operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.
Try ones in and around the Hathersage area (Hathersage, Castleton, Edale, Eyam)
All instruction and specialist equipment like ropes and climbing hardware.
WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED
You will need to complete a booking form and full payment will need to be made at the time of booking.
If you have other questions that you haven’t been able to find the answer to on my website, then just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org