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Aug
15

London Indoor Climbing Evening - beginners (37671)

Event Overview

Want to learn the ropes and give indoor climbing a go? Then why not join OutdoorLads at the Castle Climbing Centre, where you will be taken through all you need to know for your climber’s journey, as well as having a fun, sociable evening with our other members on the experienced session.

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'll quickly begin to develop arm, back, finger and core strength as a result of the many reaches and holds that are repeated through to the completion of a climb. It's a great upper-body workout...

Want to learn the ropes and give indoor climbing a go? Then why not join OutdoorLads at the Castle Climbing Centre, where you will be taken through all you need to know for your climber’s journey, as well as having a fun, sociable evening with our other members on the experienced session.

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'll quickly begin to develop arm, back, finger and core strength as a result of the many reaches and holds that are repeated through to the completion of a climb. It's a great upper-body workout!

This event is for all full, trial and guest OutdoorLads members that have either never climbed before or have tried climbing in the past, but cannot sign into a climbing centre to climb unsupervised.

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. For entry fee prices at the centre go to: www.castle-climbing.co.uk/admission-membership.

 

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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.

If you don’t have any of the above, don’t worry - you can hire everything you need from the climbing centre on the night. The leader will take you through the equipment you need and how to use it correctly. For current hire prices please use the link: www.castle-climbing.co.uk/admission-membership.

 

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.

If you have any OutdoorLads branded clothing then please try and wear this as it will give the group a good level of visibility.

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

If you’d like to keep any items safe, lockers are available that require a £1 coin, which you get back when you leave.

 

Food & Drink

There is a cafe at the centre where hot and cold drinks along with snacks can be purchased. Bottled drinks can also be purchased here.

Halfway through the event we have a 30 minute break in the cafe for a friendly social session.

 

Meeting & Times

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What can I expect in the guided session?

Apart from having lots of time to climb walls under supervision, in the guided sessions the event leader will teach you all you need to know to get started, from putting on a climbing harness correctly, tying yourself to a rope and basic climbing techniques. On top of this, you will be taught how to belay another climber and lower them back off the wall safely. The leader can teach two people, so the session can be completely tailored to your skill level and ability.

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 and confidently?

Then you do not need a guided session and can sign up to any of the Experienced climbers/all ability events. Please check the event listing pages for details of the next event, or use the link: http://odl.to/climbing.

If you answer No to any of the questions, then don't worry and please don't be put off. All this means is you will need to be signed in to the centre by the event leader who will then provide you with an evening’s tuition on the above techniques, which will be at a ratio of 2 novices to 1 leader.

How many guided sessions will I need?

Everybody’s climbing experience is different, but typically after two guided/beginner sessions the event leader(s) will let you know whether you are able to enter the centre unsupervised.

In order to help your progress your climbing, it is recommended that you book two consecutive sessions. To help you do this, the next session will become available online immediately after the session to enable you to have first refusal to sign up to the next session.

Once you are able to sign yourself into the centre as an unsupervised climber, you’ll be able to sign up to any of the 'experienced climbers' events listed on the website. Please check the event listing pages for the next available 'experienced'  or 'all abilities' event.

Don't worry if you do not progress at the same time as others, everybody's journey to becoming a climber is different and our leaders make sure your own journey is set at the best pace for you.

 

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.

 

Post-event activities

After we finish climbing we have a short social session in the Brunswood pub where we can catch up with how our climbing went during the session, along with general chatter.

If you enjoyed climbing with us at The Castle Climbing Centre, why not register for the other climbing sessions at this centre, or checkout other indoor climbing events throughout the country in the 'related events' section, or by using the link: http://odl.to/climbing.

 


Event Reference No:
37671