This is a one-day workshop looking at some of the extra skills you will need to climb on sea cliffs.
During the day you will look at the information you need pre-climbing to select appropriate crags and routes, accessing the routes and escaping if needed. The day will be spent at a crag developing these skills and then testing your rope systems.
Cost to BMC Members - £50
This will be a day spent outside learning by doing, please make sure you have the equipment needed to spend 6 hours outside potentially in wet weather!
Pre-climb information gathering, including analysing swell forecast and tide timetables
Route tactics and options
Building multi-point anchors and personal abseil safety
Ascending and descending a fixed line
Assisting a second who cannot climb a short section of route
Abseiling past a knot
Review of techniques and look at complications
Review of day and ‘what next advice’
Level of experience and fitness:
Candidates should be experienced and comfortable at leading traditional rock climbs. There is no minimum required climbing grade.
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