...ROCK CLIMBING, SCRAMBLING, MOUNTAINEERING AND HILLWALKING IN NORTH WALES...GUIDING, COACHING AND INSTRUCTION
November 27, 2017
SPA Refresher Evening
Planning on attending your Single Pitch Award, but are a little nervous and would like the chance to ask a few questions and have someone check your rigging? The an SPA refresher course will be ideal for you.
This evening course covers the rigging aspects of the SPA syllabus and is ideal to help you refresh your skills in preparation for your assessment. The course changes depending on what skills you feel you need to work on and are practically based at single pitch venue in North Wales. Our instructors are highly experiences indoor and outdoor coaches, who have a lifetimes worth of experience in both single pitch work and beyond to help add to your skills. This includes writing two books on coaching climbing, How to Climb Harder and Effective Coaching for Rock Climbing Instructors.
You will leave this course more confident and know what you need to do to finish off your consolidation. As such we recommedn you allow at least a month between the course and your assessment.
Prior Experience: SPA Training
Course Start Dates:
NB: We can arrange course dates to meet your requirements.
Diagram of how to place camming devices. Left: Undercammed and tipped out placements are not secure. Middle: A well place cam with the cam between 25% and 75% of its range. Right: Overcammed, whilst generally safer than overcammed, these type of placements can lead to your precious cam becoming wedged in.
More excellent jamming at Milestone.
James McHaffie moment away from blowing his on-sight attempt at Strawberries one of the toughest E6s in the at the time and probably why it has since been upgraded to E7!
Could you rescue your climbing partner from this situation?
Learning how to haul with mechanical advantage and pulleys. The same lessons run on our how to big wall and rope rescue courses.
Setting up your harness for aid climbing from the Climber Magazine Article on How to Big Wall by Snowodnia Mountain Guides head coach Mark Reves
Adam Riches seconding the initial pitch from sea level on a Dream of White Horses
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+.