BMC Ready to Rock - Trewavas
What to expect
We are pleased to partner with the British Mountaineering Council to be the “Ready to Rock” course provider in the South West.
**Ready to Rock courses are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by introducing some of the key skills and traditional climbing equipment, applying the knowledge you already have at the in the crag environment, and of course getting lots of climbing on real rock done!**
To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to a competent indoor top rope climber already - you will need to be able to put on harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climber.
**Sample course syllabus**
* Guidebooks, trad grades and route choice
* An intro to “trad” (traditional) climbing equipment
* Movement skills and route reading on real rock
* The principles of good anchors
* An intro to building belays
* Personal abseiling
**Who is the Ready To Rock course for?**
These courses are ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents, indoor climbers ready to step outside, and those who may have already tried climbing outdoors but would like the chance to review or formalise their knowledge with the help of a highly experienced and professional instructor.
These courses can be a good precursor for people considering the Rock Climbing Instructor award training, and we also welcome enquires from RCI trainees who would like to observe/assist with session delivery as part of their consolidation phase.
**If you have your own harness, helmet, climbing shoes and belay plate, please bring these with you - we prefer that everyone learns with their own kit. If you don't have one or any of these, please contact us in advance.**
**Ages 18+ only** - for activities with under 18's, check out our tasters and bespoke options.
All safety equipment is provided. If you have any climbing equipment of your own that you would like to use or learn more about then please feel free to bring it with you.
What to bring
Crags can be cold and windy (even when the sun is shining!) - bring spare warm layers, hat and gloves as appropriate for the current and forecast conditions.
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 so you may wish to bring some snacks as well as your normal midday meal.
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. Climbing shoes, harness, belay plate and helmet (if you have one). Personal medications & suncream if needed. Suitable footwear for the walk-in and belaying (trainers/walking boots. Flip flops, sandals and other open toed shoes are not appropriate). If you have long hair, please bring a hairband/scrunchie. You must be able to tie your hair up whilst wearing a helmet.