Awesome Walls Sheffield LBGTQ+ Climbing night
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Join us for the Awesome Walls LBGTQ+ climbing night, starting with a Social meet-up from 6pm, followed by some climbing. This will be an informal event, with team member(s) of Awesome Walls there to offer advice. The cost is the standard entry fee to Awesome Walls, and you will have to complete a waiver form if you are new. Awesome walls will provide supervision, but this is limited, and if there is insufficient people to supervise you can still boulder. Tuition may be able from OutdoorLads for roped climbing, but this is dependant on numbers.
All Outdoor Lads can join the event, but please do sign up here, so we can pass possible numbers onto the climbing centre.
So.... a bit about climbiing.....and the Awesome Walls Centre
Climbing is a total body workout. It is not just about strength, but requires balance, problem solving and planning. Climbing routes are like puzzles that might need some breaking down, planning or practice. Indoor climbing centres offer the challenges of climbing that you'll find on natural rock crags - simply indoors! It's a fun way to stay fit, make new friends and develop your climbing skills.
Awesome Walls Sheffield was the first climbing centre to be awarded ‘National Performance Centre’ status by the British Mountaineering Council. They provide the biggest climbing walls encompassing the widest variety of angles and styles of climbs. With grades for all abilities any climber will enjoy the routes here. It is also a great place to start climbing, so if you want to take the step into the world of climbing this is the place to try it.
To come along, you will need to register via this event page and to climb you will need to pay an entry fee directly to the climbing centre when you arrive, please see their https://awesomewalls.co.uk/sheffield/ for their price. There is a small discount at the centre if you mention your membership to ODL. It is important that all members sign up through the event page to make sure the event leader has all information of the members attending.
I'm new to Climbing - can I come along? If you've never climbed before, just let us know so we can arrange for you to be signed into the climbing centre as a supervised climber so that you can come and give it a try (please follow the instructions below). If you enjoy your climbing experience, and would like to come climbing more regularly, we will also happily show you the ropes and teach you everything you need to know to climb safely.
Do I need to be Supervised as a Climber? If you answer NO to any of the following three questions, then you will need to arrange to be supervised. If you can answer YES to all these questions, you can sign up to this event as normal:
- Can you fit a climbing harness correctly?
- Can you tie in to a rope using the correct knots?
- Can you belay another climber correctly and confidently?
If you need to arrange a supervised session, please message the event leader before you sign up to this event. Please note that the climbing centre is limited to the number of novice climbers then can supervise depending on the number of experienced people / staff available at the event.
What other Climbing events do OutdoorLads Run? We run regular indoor climbing and bouldering events across the UK. We are always keen to put more on, so if you fancy climbing in your local area contact a climbing leader and we can see what we can arrange.
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What to bring
Climbing Equipment: If you have your own climbing gear (harness, shoes, chalk, Belay device & screw-gate karabiner, climbing rope etc.) you can bring this along, but please make sure it is in good condition. As a minimum you will need the use of a climbing harness and a belay device (plate & screw-gate karabiner, or assisted breaking device if you have one). If you do not have your own, you will be able to hire what you need directly from the centre.
There is a changing area at the Climbing Centre and lockers are available, although you will need to provide your own padlock to secure it.
What to Wear: It is best to wear either shorts, combats or tracksuit bottoms. No jeans or any form of trouser which hampers movement. A t-shirt or vest is also suitable. If you have any OutdoorLads branded clothing then please try and wear this as it will give the group a good level of visibility. Any jewellery such as rings, watches, chains or bangles should be removed before beginning the session to prevent injury.
Food & drink
The Climbing centre sells a selection of snacks, cakes, hot & cold drinks and we may have a short break half way through the evening, if we're finding the climbing hard-going.