Training: Problem Solving for Climbing


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Ever had to get yourself out of a sticky situation when climbing? On this training day you will learn how to avoid problems when climbing and what to do when things do go wrong. This course is for everyone! If you are new and wanting to get into trad, these are important skills to have. If you’ve been climbing for a while, you may need a refresher on the techniques outlined below.

What you’ll learn:

  • Problem avoidance techniques
  • Dealing with emergency and rescue services
  • Skill for abseiling safely
  • Abseiling past a knot
  • Ascending a rope
  • Escaping the system

Prerequisite Skills: Have seconded a trad climb, keen to learn more about trad climbing. Have ideally abseiled before.

Equipment: You will need your own harness, helmet and belay device. If you have any trad gear then bring it with you, but trad racks will be provided to those who need them.

Location: This training will take place in Swanage. An email will be sent out beforehand with specific details of meeting place etc.

Cost: £20 per person

This course will be led by professional instructor Tim Miller.

Cancellation policy: If you can no longer attend this session, there are often a number of other people who would like to attend; please let the training secretary know that you can no longer attend the session, and we will be able to help you publicise this to others in the club. Please note that you are responsible for arranging your replacement. You can find more information on the club’s policy on refunds and the reasons for these policies here: Club Policies & Guidance


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