Training Essentials:Skills for traditional climbing on sea cliffs

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

NORTH WEST ENGLAND incl. LAKE DISTRICT

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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!

Syllabus:

  • Pre-climb information gathering, including analysing swell forecast and tide timetables
  • Equipment
  • 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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