Ready to Rock Climbing Course

Posted by Alex West on 31/08/2023
Golden hour on Stanage, Peak District. Photo: Alex Messenger

The Ready to Rock course is designed to help indoor climbers to make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out, as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment.

To take best advantage of this course, some prior indoor climbing experience would be useful. You will need to be able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner.

Course Content

A variety of topics will be covered during the day as well as offering a fun taster to outdoor climbing. Topics may include:

  • Types of trad climbing equipment
  • Placing good protection
  • Building good belays
  • Using guidebooks
  • Seconding/top roping 

Who is it for?

The Ready to Rock course is ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents and individuals. Climbers who may have had the odd taster of climbing outdoors and wish to gain further knowledge and skills. You should already know how to put on a harness, tie in to a rope and belay. This is a good precursor for anyone contemplating further training; such as a Rock Skills course.

This course is intended for people aged 18 and over. More Ready to Rock courses, catering for more people, can be found below:

Women's Ready to Rock

Youth Ready to Rock Sport Climbing Course

Youth Ready to Rock Trad Climbing Course

Who will be the instructing?

Course instructors are highly experienced and qualified climbers, and are members of the AMI (Association of Mountaineering Instructors). The name and contact details of the instructor delivering the course can be found in the information below.

Cost

Courses cost £75 per person, with a discounted rate of £67.50 per person for BMC Members. We are currently running courses with a maximum of 5 people per course. 

Duration

The course will run from 10.00am until 5.00pm

Booking

We run courses throughout Spring, Summer and Autumn. You can find a list of dates, venues and instructors over on our booking site here.


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