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So, you're looking for a new active hobby to get involved in and you're not sure where to start. Or perhaps you're already an avid rock climber, dancing across the walls with grace and are simply looking for others with whom to share the experience.

Whatever your reason, and whatever your level, Greater Manchester Rock Climbing is here to provide you with a chance to get active, meet new people, and have some fun!

If you are already an experienced climber and are happy hosting your own sessions to meet others on an alternate day, feel free to post your session using our group! Currently, the venue for the group will be Rock Over Climbing in Manchester, one of the North West's premier world class bouldering centres. The reason for this is that it's currently where I climb the most, it provides excellent climbing routes for all levels, and I also have a good relationship with the staff who work there. However, we may occasionally travel to other venues, and as the opportunity arises, take things outdoors! As I am not a driver myself, if anyone is willing to offer their car (and themselves of course!) for the day to provide new climbing opportunities, this would be massively appreciated. Just send me a quick message letting me know what day you'd like to climb outdoors, or if you're happy to host yourself, post the event straight to Meetup!

At each Meetup, we introduce any new members to the rest of the group, and make sure you feel welcome and at ease, especially if this is your first time climbing! For beginners, I then give a brief introduction to the climbing centre, explaining the facilities on offer, followed by a tutorial on some basic climbing skills, as well as supervising you as you attempt a few routes! Beginners are usually split up into pairs and assigned to an experienced climber to ensure that we maximise climb time for your first time. We usually climb for a good couple of hours, although if there are a great amount of us, we will more than likely split into smaller groups and spread out across the centre, so that we all get a good amount of climbing time. Once beginners are comfortable with what they have learnt, the experienced climber they are partnered with will introduce them to the rest of the group.

It may be that sometimes I am unable to make a session, in which case beginners will be accomodated by other experienced members of the group who do just as good, if not a better job at introducing new people to the rest of the group!

After the climb, we often go for a post-climb meal and/or drink depending on who is available, and this provides everyone with a great opportunity to discuss the routes they've done with other climbers, as well as socialise in an informal setting.

If after your first session you wish to become a regular member of our group and believe you will be attending our sessions throughout the year, you can pay an optional fee of £10 which will provide you with your own Official Membership card, as well as allow you to access the following benefits at Rock Over Climbing:

£5 climb with £1 shoe/chalk hire. Any day. Any time.

These cards will be carried by the Group Organiser (Daniel Martyniuk) to every session (or at least every session I can attend!), so there will be the option to purchase one should you wish to do so. You will be able to access this offer for 12 months from the day you purchase your membership, at which point you will have to purchase a new card if you wish to continue to access the deal.

If you have any questions about the group, or any suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Even if it is just to say hello or inform me that you're looking forward to the next event! However, I suggest new members to look at the event details for our Sunday climb as this answers many questions that you may have. You can also check our FAQ's page which may answer some of your initial questions.  :)

Look forward to seeing you at the next climb! Climb on!

Daniel Martyniuk

DISCLAIMER: By joining Greater Manchester Rock Climbing Meetup Group you agree to take full responsibility for your own actions when taking part in our hosted events and also when climbing on the walls. Any injury that you sustain as a result of taking part in one of our events is your own responsibility. Greater Manchester Rock Climbing Meetup takes no responsibilities for any injuries or accidents that occur in this manner.

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