Improve your personal climbing skills

Our Rock Climbing Intermediate course is aimed at those that are relatively new to the sport and may have completed our Introduction to Rock Climbing course.  It is designed for those with some experience and serves as the next step to progress your outdoor climbing ability.

The main focus of our Rock Climbing Intermediate course is to further improve your climbing knowledge and technique.  We will look at climbing techniques including hand and foot placements, body positioning, climbing movement and progressive training ideas. The course also includes such things as improved rope management, route grades, the history and etiquette of climbing and also looks at bouldering problems and how to protect 'spot' a climber.

During our Rock Climbing Intermediate course our climbing instructors will also cover effective warms ups, stretching for climbing, cool downs, injury avoidance, training ideas and will provide specific climbing tuition tailored to your needs.

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Information

Season

March to October

Duration

7hrs

Group Size

2-8

Restrictions

Minimum age: 18 Max weight: 19 stone (120kg)

Aim

To take your climbing to the next level! We adopt a personal approach to develop and improve your personal climbing techniques, movement, climbing knowledge, and sharpen up rope management skills.

Who is it for?

Those with previous climbing experience or those who have completed our Introduction to Rock Climbing course.

Prerequisites

You must be able to confidently tie into the rope and belay another climber. If you don't yet have these skills book on our Introduction to Rock Climbing course.

Groups

Group bookings can be arranged:

£95pp (Group Size 2-4)
£91pp (Group Size 4-6)

Please note that all group bookings will be available for others to book, unless booking for a minimum of 4 people

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Itinerary

We start by setting up some lower graded climbs to get everyone warmed up and check belaying skills etc. Our instructors will then tailor the course to the needs of the participants personal aims and climbing sapirations.

As the day progresses we'll introduce more challenging and technical climbs to challenge you and progress your body movement, hand and foot techniques.

Skills Covered

  • Safety awareness
  • Warm up / stretching / cool downs
  • Different belay devices
  • Improved belaying techniques
  • Climbing terminology
  • Hand and foot techniques
  • Body positions and movement
  • Bouldering skills
  • Climbing etiquette
  • Grading systems
  • History of climbing & the BMC
Locations

Climbing sessions are run at either, Harrison's Rocks, Eridge Green Rocks or Stone Farm Rocks in Sussex.

Equipment

Equipment supplied

All rock climbing and safety equipment is supplied including:

  • Ropes
  • Helmet
  • Belaying device and karabiners

The items below are included, however to gain the most from this course we recommend that you have your own items:

  • Harness
  • Rock boots

Equipment needed

For all outdoor climbing courses you must have extra warm clothes and waterproofs, we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking.

  • Comfortable clothing, suitable for the timeof year*
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Rock boots / Trainers**
  • Harness
  • Rucksack
  • Packed lunch and plenty of water
  • Medication / Tablets / Inhaler etc.

The above list is just a guide and appropriate clothing for the time of year should be worn.

*Clothing should comprise of several layers to trap the warmth. Please do not wear denim as it restricts movement, is cold when wet and is slow to dry.

**Please wear soft-soled shoes such as trainers; you are not permitted to wear walking boots etc. as these damage the rocks. Please remember that the rocks are a short distance from the car park so it's important to put all of your kit in a suitable size rucksack, leaving space for climbing equipment.