Half Day Outdoor Climbing Taster - Roche Rock (Adults)
What to expect
Enjoy a fun and active half day trying out rock climbing at a classic and historic crag.
You will have the opportunity to get loads of climbing done and you'll be helping to hold the ropes for other group members when not climbing.
Your instructor will help you set some goals and try appropriate challenges.
No previous experience necessary.
This course is not aimed at children or families (check out our families & juniors taster for that!) however, teens who are able to operate in an adult environment are welcome.
From it’s unusual rock type to the 15th century chapel built into the very bones of the landscape, Roche Rock is a unique venue for climbers and historians. Steeped in legend, from it’s creation during the biblical floods to a refuge from demonic forces, it’s now a popular climbing spot - the rock is rough and grippy (even in the rain!) and the different outcrops provide a great range of challenges for the eager climber.
You'll meet your instructor at the parking location where they will check that you have everything you need and issue you with some essential equipment such as a harness and helmet.
You will then walk into the crag (a short, grassy trail) where you will have a safety brief and introductions will be made - climbing is a really friendly activity so it’s great to get to know the others on the course.
Then you get to climb! Our maximum capacity means everyone will get plenty of time to climb. When you're not climbing, you'll be involved in holding the ropes for the other climbers.
At the end of the session we'll wrap up, the instructor will need to de-rig, and we'll walk back to the parking together.
TICKET OPTIONS and UNDER 18's:
This course is not aimed at children or families (check out our families & juniors taster for that!) however, teens who are able to operate in an adult environment are also welcome.
Any under 18 participant must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian throughout the session who does not have to take part (and therefore does not need a ticket).
If an accompanying parent or legal guardian does wish to climb then they will need to purchase their own adult ticket.
All technical safety equipment is provided. This does NOT include climbing shoes. You must have suitable footwear of your own (trainers or walking boots are fine).
Please note, the closest public toilets are a 5 minute walk from the parking.
What to bring
Crags can be cold and windy (even when the sun is shining!) and you’ll want to stay warm whilst you are resting between climbs. Bring plenty of layers including a warm jacket or coat.
We will still climb in the rain! Please ensure you have waterproof trousers and a jacket (with a hood) if it is raining or rain is forecast!
This is an active session - bring some snacks!
Staying hydrated is essential, make sure to bring plenty of fluids - if it’s cold, maybe consider a thermos too.
Please bring your own face covering & hand sanitiser. Personal medications & suncream if needed. Securely fitted trainers or walking boots that won't fall off while you're climbing. You will not be able to participate barefoot or in open toed footwear such as sandals or flip-flops. If you have long hair, please bring a hairband/scrunchie. You must be able to tie your hair up whilst wearing a helmet.