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 fortnightly, after this members of the Scottish Hillwalking and Activities Group can get half price introductory courses at the GCC (http://www.meetup.com/scottish-hillwalkers/messages/boards/thread/8644946). These sessions will teach you how to belay properly (as well as other useful stuff) and you will get automatic membership of the Glasgow Climbing Centre. After you have completed this course you will be welcome to join the club climbing sessions.
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/prices_and_times/prices.php).
(Equipment hire is also available - you will need rock boots and a harness)
**New** Entry price for our regular club night, on production of our membership card, is now £4 (£6 with gear)
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 :-)