Introduction to Sports Climbing

Introduction to Sports Climbing
Across the whole of the UK there is a growing number of bolted sports climbs. If you want to bridge the gap between indoor and outdoor sports climbing, then this introduction to sports climbing course will teach you all the essential skills to head out sports climbing anywhere.  
 
 

With the development of sport climbing across the country, there is now plenty of opportunities, both in the UK and abroad to go bolt clipping. It is also the easiest way to convert from indoor climbing to outdoor rock climbing, as such the popularity of sports climbing is on the rise. So why not join us on an introduction to sports climbing course.

This course will help you bridge the gap between indoor climbing and sports climbing on real rock. As such one of the first things we get you to do is start climbing and work on your technique so it is more attuned to the challenges of climbing on real rock. Due to the ease of transition, we will quickly move you onto lead climbing, and teach you all about clipping quickdraws quickly and efficiently. We will also show you how to minimise the risks involved by showing you how to clip the first bolt with a clip stick and how to adjust the rope so that the rope stays clipped to the first bolt it other people wish to lead the same route.

On the following days, we then work more and more on your technique with a focus on making improvements and working up through the grades. Including how to practice a route quickly and efficiently and prepare to lead climb it after this practice, in a skill called redpointing. Dependent on your level and ability we can also help you with mental skills to help you stay focused, relaxed and determined on the hardest of routes.

By the time you finish the course you’ll be confident in leading sports climbs within your grade, as well as willing and equipped to push yourself in a safe and appropriate manner.

Whilst the majority of our courses run in North Wales we can also offer this course in:

  • Swanage and Portland
  • Costa Blanca
  • Madrid
  • Chodes
  • Other  Winter Hot Rock Destination.
 
 
 
 
Prior Experience: No previous climbing experience
Duration: 2 Day
Cost: £300
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    Photos from Previous Courses

    Lobo at Toix, one of the fine 6a that sever as a great introduction to the grade.

    Lobo at Toix, one of the fine 6a that sever as a great introduction to the grade.

    Tash on pitch one of Parle, Toix Sea Cliff

    Tash on pitch one of Parle, Toix Sea Cliff

    The amazing Todra Gorge.

    The amazing Todra Gorge.

    Tash at exiting the hole at the top of Parle, 6a.

    Tash at exiting the hole at the top of Parle, 6a.

    A classic 6a+ sports route that sits in the shadow of the Visera, where strong teams climb Fiesta Del Los Biceps and other great route.

    A classic 6a+ sports route that sits in the shadow of the Visera, where strong teams climb Fiesta Del Los Biceps and other great route.

    Espolon Fuerte, and extension to the Espolon Gallego in Pena Rueba, meaning you get a 12+ pitch route at HVS.

    Espolon Fuerte, and extension to the Espolon Gallego in Pena Rueba, meaning you get a 12+ pitch route at HVS.

    Les zapatelles del pastor a great but challenging 5c at Font D'Axia

    Les zapatelles del pastor a great but challenging 5c at Font D'Axia

    James Oswald edging his way up Off the Beaten Track. E3 5c. Australia, Dinorwic Quarries.

    James Oswald edging his way up Off the Beaten Track. E3 5c. Australia, Dinorwic Quarries.


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