BIG Peaky Weekender: Sport Climbing (Sat 09.30)
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This event is part of the OutdoorLads BIG Peaky Weekender 2022 and participation is intended for those attending the celebration Weekend.
Meeting time is 09.30 at peaky weekend, 10.00 outside church at start location
Whether you're a confident indoor climber wanting to try the real thing outdoors or a seasoned veteran, Harpur Hill has something to offer, with a great selection of routes, with a few at the easier end of the scale. For those who haven't done sport climbing before, there will be a quick tutorial session at the start of the event.
Due to the nature of climbing at Harpur Hill, this event is only suitable for climbers who can lead belay and climb at least a 6a indoors. Sorry! (message me if you are unsure)
We will need to ensure a good balance the number of experienced and novice climbers, so please send me a message with your prior climbing experience and any equipment you will bring (e.g "done lots of indoor lead climbing climbing, got my own harness"). Please look at the kit list, I can lend helmets if I know in advance that you need one!
What to bring
You must bring your own climbing shoes, helmet and harness. We may be able to lend helmets and harnesses if you message the leader well in advance of the event (2 weeks minimum).
If you have ropes, a sling, screw gate, belay plate and any other relevant sport climbing gear, please do bring these too, but be sure to check you're equipment if it's your first outing for a while.
Appropriate warm, preferably windproof, clothing will be needed. A waterproof jacket should also be bought in case of rain.
Sun lotion is best applied before leaving home, to avoid greasy hands on the crag.
It can be advisable to use insect repellent to help ward off the midges (but don't get it on any climbing equipment)!
Clothing: pack for all weathers, a windproof and warm layers, t-shirt and either shorts, combats or tracksuit bottoms. Don’t wear jeans or trousers that hamper movement. If you have any OutdoorLads branded clothing then please wear it as it will give the group a good level of visibility
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch, snacks and plenty of water