introduction to sea cliff
climbing in north wales
Ideal for someone who is looking for adventure and to build upon their current skills to comfortably abseil into a sea cliff and have a truly rewarding day out, this for me is the best setting to go climbing!
SO WHAT'S IT
The sea cliffs of the UK can at times appear intimidating and adventurous and these two days aim to equip you with a set of skills to plan your day out and deal with unplanned situations.
This is a sample programme and is subject to change based on weather and sea conditions.
After spending some time considering the weather and tides we will head to a single pitch sea cliff. We'll examine the sea state and explore the top of the cliff to ensure we're about to abseil into the correct area. We'll encounter in-situ gear and we can discuss the judgement on using this and also your care and maintenance of your own kit after use in this environment.
There are different approaches to accessing the bottom of the cliff and we can explore this along with your personal safety whilst at the bottom of the cliff. The best way out is to climb one of the many classic routes, however, you need to have the skills to ascend the abseil rope and perhaps to assist your second out too if things haven't quite gone to plan.
And we’ll get maximum mileage on the rock too!
The theme of managing your double ropes on the belay stances will continue along with all the skills learnt the previous day. If the conditions are suitable we'll head over towards a multi-pitch sea cliff area. It is anticipated that you will have the opportunity to lead over the two days
The aim would be to use different locations each day and we will probably combine single and multi-pitch environments over the two days.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?
Yes, you need to be a competent climber, happy to lead up to Severe grade and be able to second Very Severe, this will allow you to get the most from your course.
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?
All my courses are run in Snowdonia from Llanberis or Capel Curig.I will confirm the time and place when you reserve your place.
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 email@example.com
WHERE CAN I STAY?
There is a full range of accommodation options in Snowdonia to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested in FAQ operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.