You don’t need to be super fit; flexibility and self belief play a much bigger part. It’s also a good team activity as you are totally reliant on a partner for your safety. We give you full training in how to do this and make sure you are totally happy before ascending. Ropes are attached to an anchor point above you and as you climb, your partner “takes in” the rope through a clever device which will hold you if you slip. In this situation you cannot fall (but you can slip over and lose your grip) and you dangle on the rope like a giant spider. When you reach the top you are lowered back by your partner – similar to abseiling but controlled by someone else. We typically set up climbing routes which are challenging but attainable – at the end of the day you will have sore muscles but a huge sense of achievement.
Progressing climbers can also be helped. We can assist you in the technical aspects of gear placement, setting belays, leading and all manner of rope trickery to give you confidence when you venture out on your first routes.
Thanks again for your good work this week…feedback from the climbing was especially positive”
Rosie W, school group