2014 Essential Skills Courses

15th Nov 2013

Following the success of our bargain Essential Skills Courses over the last 4 years we are delighted to be running them again in Spring 2014.....
We have always released the dates at this time because they make fantastic Christmas presents for the outdoor person in your life.  We can even supply one of our legendary gift vouchers so they have something to pull out of santa's stocking on the big day.  We have kept the price the same as last year at only £40 per person per day (almost half the cost of our relevant corresponding scheduled courses) so they are strictly first come, first trained.
All the courses run in the Peak District National Park and we've scheduled the climbing courses on consecutive days so participants can even do both in a weekend - making it only £80 for 2 full days instruction (WOW!)
A one day course covering key belay building skills, setting up top and bottom rope systems, gear placement and safe practice issues on outdoor crags.
The course covers many skills needed by indoor climbers looking to move outside but please note that lead climbing will not be covered on this course. All specialist equipment can be provided.
Course dates: Saturday 12/04/14 and Saturday 24/05/14
A one day course covering a variety of problem solving strategies for situations commonly encountered on outdoor crags such as how to escape the system, accompanied abseils, ascending ropes, lowering and simple hoists. 
This is a condensed version of our 2 day course and won't cover some of the more complicated scenarios - but it will still give you a 'toolbox' of strategies in case the unexpected happens. All specialist equipment can be provided.
Course dates: Sunday 13/04/14 and Sunday 25/05/14
Both courses are suitable for climbers with some experience who can tie in, belay and understand basic ropework skills.
This one day course will cover a wide range of key navigation skills and will be based on the National Navigation Award Scheme bronze level syllabus (more details on the content can be found in the navigation courses section of our website).
Course date: Saturday 27/04/14
Please get in touch as soon as possible via our enquiry form if you want to join us.
Posted by Cal