Solo rock climbing


18 - 19 May 2019


9:00 am - 5:00 pm



MT – Rock Skills Intermediate – 18th & 19th May 2019

The Rock Skills scheme is designed to provide structured training opportunities for people who want to learn more and become independent climbers. There are three different levels so that complete beginners and those with more experience can choose the most appropriate starting point.

2 Day Course Notes

This course is aimed at people with some experience of climbing who want to improve their movement skills, develop their ropework skills and learn about traditional protection.

Background and Planning: Choosing a suitable venue, how to use guidebooks and mobile devices to find crags and routes, crag etiquette and the work of the mountaineering councils.
Climbing Skills: Warming up and injury avoidance, developing your movement skills and widening your repertoire of climbing moves.
Footwear and Equipment: Rock boot fit, selecting the right equipment for improved performance and an introduction to climbing protection.
Technical Skills: Building anchors, selecting runners, ropework, belaying, holding falls, lowering, seconding a route and personal abseiling.
Environmental Knowledge: The impact of climbers at the crag, ethics, access and environmental considerations.
Hazards and Emergency Procedures: Identifying hazards, managing risk when climbing, abseiling and bouldering, understanding common injuries, how to get help and the role of Mountain Rescue.

Course duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 13 years
Venue: Roaches Tea Rooms, Paddock Farm, Roach Road, Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands ST13 8TY
Cost: £78 per person.

Climbing experience required:
Completion of a Rock Skills Introduction course
Have logged 10 routes on walls or outdoor crags; and
Have logged 10 belays of a fellow climber.

Candidates for this course MUST register with Mountain Training
Find out more about the Mountain Training Hills and Mountain courses by visiting the MT website.

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Hourly Schedule

Saturday 18th May

09:00 - 17:00
Day 1

Sunday 19th May

09:00 - 17:00
Day 2