GRITSTONE

CLIMBER

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. 

THE 

DETAILS

COURSE DATES

2018

22-23 Sept

Every year these dates don’t work for everyone, but if there are 2 of you I can offer this course at dates convenient to us both, just drop me a line at info@paulpoolemountaineering.co.uk with an idea of when works best for you

COST

£160 per person

2 days

Ratio 1:2

 

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

It's simple!

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.

 

YHA 

Try ones in and around the Hathersage area (Hathersage, Castleton, Edale, Eyam)

www.yha.org.uk

01690720225

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

All instruction and specialist equipment like ropes and climbing hardware.

 

WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED

Accommodation

Food

Personal Insurance

Personal equipment

 

BOOKING?

You will need to complete a booking form and full payment will need to be made at the time of booking.

OTHER QUESTIONS

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 info@paulpoolemountaineering.co.uk

QUESTIONS

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HOW TO BOOK

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CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

Ensure you have a read of our Conditions of Booking before you book your place 

WHATS NEW?

Find out what's been happening on the hill this week as well as any last minute availabilty

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