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Sep
20

Glasgow Indoor Climbing - All Abilities Welcome (37839)

Event Overview

After an absence of regular indoor climbing events in Glasgow, we're pleased to announce that they're happening again on a trial basis during September 2017 with a view (if well supported) to making them a regular weekly fixture in the events calendar! 

Indoor climbing centres offer the challenges of climbing that you'll find on natural outdoor structures; simply indoors. It's a fun way to stay fit, you will quickly begin to develop arm, back, finger, and core strength as a result of the many reaches and holds that are repeated through the completion of the climb.

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After an absence of regular indoor climbing events in Glasgow, we're pleased to announce that they're happening again on a trial basis during September 2017 with a view (if well supported) to making them a regular weekly fixture in the events calendar! 

Indoor climbing centres offer the challenges of climbing that you'll find on natural outdoor structures; simply indoors. It's a fun way to stay fit, you will quickly begin to develop arm, back, finger, and core strength as a result of the many reaches and holds that are repeated through the completion of the climb.

The Glasgow Climbing Centre is based in an old church in Ibrox. To come along, you will need to register via the event page, and to climb you will need to pay an entry fee directly to the centre when you arrive. See their website for a list of prices.

It is important that all members sign up through the event page to make sure the event leader has all information of the members attending.

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What to bring

If you have your own climbing gear i.e. harness, shoes, chalk-bag, Belay plate and screw-gate karabiner, climbing rope, you can bring this along, but please make sure it is in good condition.

As a minimum you will need the use of a climbing harness and a belay device (belay plate and a screw-gate karabiner, or a gri-gri if you have one). If you do not have your own, you will be able to hire what you need directly from the centre (click here for prices).

There are changing rooms and lockers at the centre where your belongings can be stored.

What to Wear

It is best to wear either shorts, combats or tracksuit bottoms. No jeans or any form of trouser which hampers movement. A t-shirt or vest is also suitable.

Any jewellery such as rings, watches, chains or bangles should be removed before beginning the session to prevent injury.

Food & Drink

There is a café in the balcony area of the climbing centre where we can break for food if required during the evening.

Meeting & Times

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DO I NEED A GUIDED SESSION?

If you can answer Yes to the following three questions:

1. Can you tie the correct knots (double figure of 8 and stopper knot)?

2. Can you fit a harness correctly?

3. Can you belay correctly?

Then you do not need a guided session from the event leader.

If you answer No to any of the questions then don't worry this means you will need a guided session from the event leader or another experienced member who will happily take you through everything you need to know to climb safely.

The Glasgow Climbing Centre also offer induction courses (consisting of two three hour sessions) where you can learn the basics of climbing competently. These can be booked direct with the centre at times to suit you - click here for details.

PARTICIPATION STATEMENT

Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not necessarily qualified, do not need to be qualified, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as ‘technical experts’ but are amateur climbers with some experience and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.

All those attending the event must also be aware of the centre's own terms and conditions of participation and abide by them, along with any instructions given by the centres staff. Everyone must also take responsibility for their own safety while participating in Indoor climbing events.

GETTING TO THE CLIMBING CENTRE

By Underground

Nearest underground stations are Ibrox or Cessnock.

By Rail

Nearest railway station is Dumbreck (about 10-15 minutes walk) with trains from Glasgow Central and Paisley Canal every 30 minutes

By Bus

First Glasgow services 9, 9A, 10, 38 , 90 and 121 all pass the Climbing Centre, at 534 Paisley Road West.

By Car

The Climbing Centre is situated close to junctions 23 and 24 of the M8 Motorway and (except when Rangers are playing at home) there is street parking nearby.


Event Reference No:
37839