Climbing from £25pp
Rock Climbing and abseiling are very natural activities. The popularity of rock climbing has been growing for the last few years and indoor climbing walls are springing up close to most people. Rock climbing's profile is huge, and is being further enhanced with increased TV coverage. As the sport has rapidly evolved it has brought new techniques and skills to the rock climber, making it safer and more accessible. Taster days are designed for people with little or no experience, who just want to have go and learn basic skills and techniques.
Once kitted up with your harness and helmet you will be ready to climb, under the supervision of a qualified and experienced instructor. Often the first few moves are made low down, centimeters from the floor. You will learn the technique of bouldering, and traversing - moving side-wards along the rock, looking carefully at hand and foot placements. As your confidence increases, with the continual encouragement of your instructor, it will not be long before you find yourself reaching the top of the climbs, scaling heights you never thought possible!
Feeling on "Top of the World", the afternoon will bring more experiences and challenges. You will have the chance to abseil down the rock face - nice and slow at first...but with more and more practice, you will soon be getting down in two or three big bounds!
Our venues are located within the Borrowdale Valley , just a short distance from our centre, and provide a challenging session for all – from complete beginners to the ‘expert’ climber.