Guided Climbing Aguided climb is a perfect way to experience the best rock climbs Cornwall has to offer. Especially suited to those who have never been rock climbing before or, for more-experienced climbers who are on holiday with their family and want to bag the route that's been on their "tick list" for a while! It is also a great way of climbing harder routes so that you can gain extra confidence and break through a grade barrier or for those who are venturing from indoor to outdoor climbing and want the reassurance of an expert at hand.
Learning to Climb
Ideal for those with little or no climbing experience who want to learn the key skills needed to start climbing safely, such as belaying and abseiling. This will give you a solid base of techniques to build on after the course has finished. I will also help you appreciate and understand potential objective dangers, safety systems and the correct use of your climbing equipment - in this way you will learn how to climb safely right from the start!
Designed for climbers who have some experience of climbing on indoor walls and would like to gain the skills and experience needed to start climbing outside safely. This includes guidebook interpretation, building safe anchors, managing ropes, organising belays, using climbing hardware to protect climbs and descending/retreating from routes.
Perhaps the biggest step in anyone's climbing career and requires more commitment, more skills and involves greater risk, but the rewards are worth it! Some previous climbing experience necessary.
Technical Ropework and Self Rescue
While learning some rope techniques will be an important part of every course, an important thing for all climbers to consider is how they could become more self sufficient when there are problems to deal with. It may be a simple and commonly occurring problem or something more complex. Some time spent focussing on these things will provide you with a number of techniques that will make you more able to look after yourself and your climbing partners in challenging situations.
Navigation and Mountain Skills
A detailed look at the things that everyone who ventures into the hills should know.
Learn the necessary rope-work skills to do it yourself, or come along and be guided on an enjoyable mountaineering adventure while moving freely over easy rock. These days often combine well with some easy rock climbing to add more spice to the journey.
I am also available for mountaineering consultancy and technical expert work. This includes cliff access, film work, in-house assessments for climbing walls or outdoor centres, specific training or refresher courses for NGB awards
Suitable for audiences of all ages, I can deliver talks to inspire even the most jaded of individuals. I currently have two lectures, each lasting approximately one and a half hours:
"The Lotus Flower Tower and other tales from the Cirque of the Unclimbables" - an ascent of probably the best rock climb in the world (outside of Cornwall, of course!)
"Rockin' all over the World - My Climbing Life" - tales of daring doo from humble beginnings in the UK, to ascents of himalayan giants.
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