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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Course Start Dates:
April 18, 2020
  • NB: We can arrange course dates to meet your requirements.

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    Photos from Previous Courses

    A f5 on the Resullion Slab, Cerro Agero.

    A f5 on the Resullion Slab, Cerro Agero.

    Jesse King enjoying the sunshine on The Sidings a great sport venue in the slate quarries

    Jesse King enjoying the sunshine on The Sidings a great sport venue in the slate quarries

    Josh Douglas on the incredible Looning the Tube, a HVS/E1 slab and crack that really sets the bar for classic slate routes.

    Josh Douglas on the incredible Looning the Tube, a HVS/E1 slab and crack that really sets the bar for classic slate routes.

    Kate Brooks Carothers climbing a 6b in the Hermoda Cave area.

    Kate Brooks Carothers climbing a 6b in the Hermoda Cave area.

    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.

    Sports Climbing at Chodes. Here tackling one of the shorter routes on the left of Ali Macizo

    Sports Climbing at Chodes. Here tackling one of the shorter routes on the left of Ali Macizo

    Boning hard on the crucial crimp and a look of fear in his eyes as Simon Lake makes the crux pull on Heading The Shot. E5/7a+.

    Boning hard on the crucial crimp and a look of fear in his eyes as Simon Lake makes the crux pull on Heading The Shot. E5/7a+.

    A classic 6b+ through a cave in Chodes.

    A classic 6b+ through a cave in Chodes.