May 20, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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I thought it would be good to do a Rock climbing event as it was always something I enjoyed doing at uni but haven't really done for years. As I'm rusty and I'm sure there will be people who have never done it before but would like to start, I thought the best thing to do was book a group instructed induction session to start us off.
Loose fitting clothing should be worn such as shorts and t-shirts etc. Climbing in jeans is NOT recommended :).
What you get for the standard £20 induction.
- One years membership (normally £6)
-All kit hire. Except climbing shoes which is £3 extra but not necessarily needed as trainers will be fine for beginner walls (which have decent sized holds).
-One hour of taught induction which covers all the basics (e.g. tieing in with the correct knot, learning how to belay and general basic climbing tips)
-After the first hour and the instructors deem you are safe to do so, we can carry on climbing in pairs taking turns belaying and climbing or you can do boldering in the matted area which doesn't require belaying. The choice is up to you.
I suggested the end time of 9:00 pm as after two hours of climbing most including myself will be pretty tired. At 9:00 I'll act as a shuttle to the train station for people catching a train anyone who wants to stay and climb longer would be free to do so.