Glasgow Indoor Climbing
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Indoor climbing centres offer the challenges of climbing that you'll find on natural outdoor structures; simply indoors. It's a fun way to stay fit, you will quickly begin to develop arm, back, finger, and core strength as a result of the many reaches and holds that are repeated through the completion of the climb.
The Glasgow Climbing Centre is based in an old church in Ibrox. To come along, you will need to register via the event page, and to climb you will need to pay an entry fee directly to the centre when you arrive. See their website for a list of prices.
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 website for their price (OutdoorLads members qualify for the concessionary rate). 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. 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 to check availability for this session. Please note that the climbing centre limits the number of novice climbers we can supervise, so if you do not do this unfortunately we can't guarantee that we can sign you in to take part on the day (you can still sign yourself in to go bouldering though).
IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete a Participation Statement, in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.
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What to bring
If you have your own climbing gear (harness, shoes, chalk-bag, Belay plate and screw-gate karabiner, climbing rope) you can bring this 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 (belay plate and a screw-gate karabiner, or a gri-gri)
Alternatively you can hire anything you need directly from the climbing centre.
Coin for Locker: to secure your belongings in the on-site lockers you require a £1 coin.
Clothing: it is best to wear a t-short or vest 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
Jewellery: remove all jewellery, including rings, watches, chains and bangles, before beginning the session to avoid injury
Hot and cold snacks and drinks: can be bought at the climbing centre
Food & drink
There is a café in the balcony area of the climbing centre where we usually break for a snack during the evening.