Duke of Edinburgh Award

Indoor Climbing


Introduction into indoor climbing.


This is a 6 hour course designed to prepare you to safely enjoy climbing indoors. It also prepares you for the safety test that all indoor climbing venues will ask you to complete as a part of their risk assessment of your ability to safely put on a sit-harness, tie into a climbing rope, assemble and use a belay/lowering device and to arrest a simple climber fall.

Your day INCLUDES use of a sit-harness, climbing shoes, chalk-ball, belay equipment and all instruction to competently, and confidently, tie commonly used climbing knots e.g. figure of eight re-thread and on-the-bight, stopper, clove hitch. Belay and lower with an ATC and GRI-GRI, understand wall etiquette, understanding climbing grades, auto-belays and risk assessment in an indoor climbing environment. Also included will be pre-climbing warmup techniques and some climbing technique coaching.

Your course fee also includes an optional, mutually agreed, complimentary hour with your course instructor during your first climbing session following the course.

The course venue is usually at High Sports Climbing Wall in Withdean Sports Centre, Brighton. However, this course can be run at any climbing centre near you e.g. High Sports Crawley, White Spider in Kingston, Craggy Island in Guildford, Westway climbing centre in Kensington.

Please bear in mind all courses at climbing venues are subject to the local Covid-19 regulations in place.

For more information about this course please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

Cost £60pp. (Minimum 2 people per course).

Not included is climbing wall access fee. This varies depending on the climbing venue used but is usually around the £10 mark.

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