This is our midweek "club night" and is only for members who can belay competently* (i.e. members of the Glasgow Climbing Centre or equivalent, or people who have climbed regularly in the past).
* If you are not in this category we will have climbing 'taster' sessions for complete beginners every few weeks, after this you can either choose to do the climbing introductory course at the Glasgow Climbing Centre or speak to one of the organisers about being signed in as a guest and learning to climb that way *
Indoor climbing is a good way to develop strength, stamina and co-ordination. It's also fun. You don't need to be a seasoned climber to participate, and there are routes for all levels of climbers to try.
We'll be at the Glasgow Climbing Centre on Paisley Road West.
For anyone who's not visited before, you'll find directions on their website here (http://www.glasgowclimbingcentre.com/contact_us/directions.php).
A virtual tour of the main climbing area can be found here (http://www.pikodesign.com/tour/gcc/). Photos of a previous trip can also be viewed here (http://www.meetup.com/scottish-hillwalkers/photos/750662/).
As well as the main area, there are also several bouldering areas, an additional top roping area and a training room.
How much does it cost?
Full details can be found on the GCC website here. (http://www.glasgowclimbingcentre.com/climbers/prices_and_passes.php)
(Equipment hire is also available - you will need rock boots and a harness)
Entry to our regular climbing night (Thursdays) costs £4 (£6 with gear) This requires sight of the SHAG membership card.
Who should come
To use the facilities at the climbing centre, you must be safe and competent at climbing and belaying (see above). If you are not a member of GCC please state on your RSVP your climbing experience and that you require to be signed in.
You can also turn up earlier or later as we are usually there till throwing out time (about 9:45). Please let us know if that is your plan. We'll have a tea break around 8:30pm :-)