Ready to Rock courses are run in a partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI). They are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment.
To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to have been climbing indoors a few times already. You will need to be able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.
The Ready to Rock sessions are a fun way to get a taste of what outdoor climbing is like - very different from what you will be used to indoors.
During the course of the day you'll cover a variety of topics, which may include:
These courses are ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents and individuals who may have had the odd taster of climbing outdoors and wish to gain key safety skills at an excellent price. They may also be a good precursor for people contemplating the Rock Climbing Instructors Award training.
10 June - Davy Virdee, Edinburgh area FULLY BOOKED
16 June - Peter Nellist, Crieff or Dunkeld
23 June - Nic Crawshaw, Glasgow area FULLY BOOKED
15 July - Nic Crawshaw, Glasgow area
4 August - Max Hunter, Fort William or Kingussie
19 August - Nic Crawshaw, Glasgow area
25 August - Davy Virdee, Edinburgh area
26 August - Peter Nellist, Crieff or Dunkeld
2 September - Davy Virdee, Edinburgh area
8 September - Peter Nellist, Crieff or Dunkeld
15 September - Max Hunter, Fort William or Kingussie
22 September - Nic Crawshaw, Glasgow area
As a rock climber, there are many good reasons to join Mountaineering Scotland, which is the representative body in Scotland for mountaineers, hill walkers, climbers and snowsports tourers. There are numerous discounts which can repay your annual subs in one shopping trip, and a whole host of other membership benefits.