Indoor climbing has increased greatly in popularity during recent times, largely due to growing numbers of urban climbing walls. Many people, adults and children included, have taken to climbing as it offers an array of great opportunities: climbing helps you to stay fit and active, it’s not only physically engaging, but also encourages analytical reasoning, it’s low impact and it will undoubtedly draw you into new social circles and adventures. Furthermore, individual climbs are generally graded to indicate difficulty. This means that, whether you’re a beginner or expert, it’s easy to find a route to suit your ability.
The Indoor Climbing Skills course lasts for four hours and takes place at one of the North East’s premier climbing walls. The focus of the session is on the skills needed to climb safely; belaying whilst using a bottom rope system. During the course you will learn how to correctly fit a climbing harness, how to tie into the rope, how to correctly attach and operate a belay plate, how to lower a climber from a route and some basic movement skills too.
Like the Rock Climbing Skill course, a minimum of two participants are required to take part.