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Outdoor Rock Climbing Taster Day in Peak District

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    What to Expect
    This course is suitable for those of you who have never climbed indoors or outdoors before. If you have climbed indoors it is a good opportunity to refresh skills and get a taster for rock climbing on real rock.

    During the course you will look at:
    • Equipment including harness, helmet, rock shoes, ropes and belay devices
    • Climbing grades
    • Climbing movement skills on real rock
    • Tying into the rope
    • Belaying and lowering/abseiling
    • Climbing routes
    • Climbing guidebooks
    • 'Head Games'These climbing courses are based at a dedicated training centre in the Peak District with exclusive use of our indoor rope skills training wall. With complimentary tea & coffee, parking and WiFi.

    No pre-requisites.

    In terms of the required equipment, customers bring their own rock shoes. They can however be hired as well. Customers are advised to bring suitable clothing that will keep you warm and dry in most weathers and some sturdy footwear for walking to and from the climbing areas. You are also advised to bring a packed lunch.


    Meet at the Training Centre at 9am (start times may vary by up to 30 minutes during busy times but this will be confirmed the week before).

    Training Centre is open from 9am for course participants to come in and grab a drink. You will spend a good 30 minutes ensuring everybody is suitably kitted out with all of the technical equipment they need for the day. There is a good range of rock shoes available in stock and these can be hired for £3 per person per day.

    At 10am the climbing begins.

    Depending on weather, group experience and size of group you select a local crag and jump in the Pure Outdoor minibus and go for it! This could be a 10 minute drive, it could be half an hour. Sometime you need to walk for 15-20 minutes to get to the climbing. Bring some decent trainers or walking boots.

    3.30pm: Last few routes, after which you will start packing up and heading back to the van.

    4-4.30pm: Depending on where you go climbing, you usually head back to the Training Centre for a de-brief, climbing equipment amnesty and another cup of tea before finishing up the course and heading home.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Bamford, Hope Valley S33, UK
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Professional guide
    • Rock Shoe hire available at £3 per person
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Really enjoyed an engaging outdoor rock climbing taster session with our instructor Ollie this weekend. Definitely gained a good taste of real rock climbing and learned a lot about safety and technique - feeling inspired and look forward to applying these on the wall, and
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    We bought one of the outdoor climbing taster sessions which was a brilliant intro to outdoor climbing. Great instruction from Ruth who was supportive whilst left us room to give things a go. We went to Stannage Edge which was a great place to spend the day. We both felt like we
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    I spent the weekend with Pure Outdoor on the beginner rock climbing course. A great set up in Bamford where after coffee and a chat about what was to come we headed out to get climbing. Our instructor Ruth was fantastic, always helping you learn and offering advice on how best
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    Me and my brother did 2 day beginner course and we absolutely loved every minute!! We both never did anything like that, but both are adventurous. We found this course on internet and just signed up, spontaneously to be honest. We DO NOT regret a minute!!! We have been guided by
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    Response from Pureoutdoor, Owner at Outdoor Rock Climbing Taster Day in Peak District
    Responded Sep 16, 2019
    Hi Inese, thanks for your lovely review :) It was a pleasure to introduce climbing to you both. Hope to see you again at some point in the future.
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    The climbing spot was nice and I'm glad I tried it but it was really disappointing as a taster session. The instructor didn't really explain anything or give any information/commentary about any of it. He just asked where we wanted to climb and then showed one person what to do
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    • Pure Outdoor Ltd.
    • Duration: 7h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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