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

Course Start Dates:
May 19, 2018
  • NB: We can arrange course dates to meet your requirements.

  • To book, find out more or to arrange an alternative date email us here.
    …or call us on 07872565225

    Photos from Previous Courses

    Testing routes for the app guide.

    Testing routes for the app guide.

    Tim Neill on Boat People, 7c; Blair Fyffe on possibly Never Get out of the Boat, 8a; and Tommy Chammking working The Empire State 8a. All at one of the most impressive hard sports crags in the UK, The Diamond on Little Ormes.

    Tim Neill on Boat People, 7c; Blair Fyffe on possibly Never Get out of the Boat, 8a; and Tommy Chammking working The Empire State 8a. All at one of the most impressive hard sports crags in the UK, The Diamond on Little Ormes.

    The amazing Fisura tac a great 6a on the side of Sector Hydraulics

    The amazing Fisura tac a great 6a on the side of Sector Hydraulics

    Sometimes it pays to be flexible, a climber bridges out on Jack of Shadows a F7a, sport route on teh Colossus Wall, Dinoric Slate Quarries.

    Sometimes it pays to be flexible, a climber bridges out on Jack of Shadows a F7a, sport route on teh Colossus Wall, Dinoric Slate Quarries.

    James McHaffie so close but so far away from redpointing the first ascent of The New Latemans, F8a+, Rainbow Walls.

    James McHaffie so close but so far away from redpointing the first ascent of The New Latemans, F8a+, Rainbow Walls.

    A climber on a classic 6c on the right side of Urdon in the Hermida Gorge, a fantastic sports climbing venue

    A climber on a classic 6c on the right side of Urdon in the Hermida Gorge, a fantastic sports climbing venue

    A classic 6a arete on Portland, one of the best sports routes in the UK for the grade.

    A classic 6a arete on Portland, one of the best sports routes in the UK for the grade.

    Katie Haston on a classic 6a on the Great Ormes, Mumbo Jumbo. Is no push over and requires a steady head.

    Katie Haston on a classic 6a on the Great Ormes, Mumbo Jumbo. Is no push over and requires a steady head.


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