rock climbing courses

Rope Work and Rescue Courses

This half day or evening course is run by Mountain-Trips at Evolution Indoor Climbing Wall. Although climbing is a very safe sport when done properly, many people gain a lot of confidence from learning the skills needed to get your self out of trouble.

Rope work rescue courses

The most common and useful skill is knowing how to give your partner a hand if they are having trouble seconding a route. The last time I used this skill was on the last pitch of Direct Route on Dinas Mot. My partner was worn out, arms pumped and could not make the last couple of moves to the top of the route. There were two choices, we could either make a couple of abseils to the bottom (having to leave some gear behind) or I could perform a rescue known as an assisted hoist. The hoist took a couple of minutes to set up and my climbing partner soon reached the top with a relieved smile.

Escaping the system

The course will be designed to suit the needs of the people involved but will normally cover skills such as ascending ropes, escaping belay systems and hoisting climbers.

The course must have two people in order to run and you will need some previous climbing experience and will be expected to know how to belay, tie in to the rope and set up belay stances.

Please contact me for all dates as this can be arranged at short notice.

Maximum group size 8

Indoor climbing courses Prices

As this is a indoor course there is a reduced price of £30 but you will have to pay a £5 entrance fee to Evolution. Mountain-Trips and Evolution are offering a special deal of 3 months free membership to Evolution indoor climbing wall when booking on a Mountain-Trips rope work and rescue course. Membership will give you reduced entrance to Evolution, gear offers, 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor stores and even discounts on meals at the Huntsman pub.


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