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Taster rock climbing and abseiling days

This is a very popular booking, aimed at those who wish to try out the activity amongst friends or family, it is intended as a relaxed introduction to climbing and abseiling with the emphasis  on the safe enjoyment of the sport, with as much or as little technical instruction as you want.

Most  courses start at Symonds Yat Rock in the Wye Valley ( 75 mins. Birmingham, 150 mins. London ) - where there is a large car park, toilet block, cafe, picnic benches and tables etc. There are nearby good quality campsites / restaurants / hotels / bunkhouses  etc.

This area is especially suitable for this activity as there is easy access to a wide variety of  climbs from the  easiest to the most challenging - all within 2 to 10 mins. walking of the car park. It is a friendly venue set in picturesque surroundings, sheltered by mixed woodland and warmed by the afternoon sun.

A typical day starts at 09.150 hrs, meeting at the Cafe where after an introduction, issue of equipment and safety briefing, the cliffs can be accessed quickly - climbing movement, the safety system, belaying, knots etc. can be looked at whilst participants take it in turns to climb. After lunch the cliffs  can be further explored, using the different climbs to extend and develop the skills, with maybe an ascent of the well known Longstone Pinnacle ( a free standing pillar of rock, 130m above the river ) to end the day. For two day courses there maybe a return to Symonds Yat or a visit to a similar venue nearby  to further develop the techniques acquired on the first day, with  the addition of abseiling, setting up belays etc.

This day can be run with ratios from 1:2 to 1:10 and is tailored to suit the ability and requirements of the group, all technical equipment is supplied.

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or to book using a booking form and cheque / bank transfer, please contact me on : - alec@guidedmountain.co.uk

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