Indoor Climbing Evening, MANCHESTER (23.09.19)
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Come and join OutdoorLads at the Manchester Climbing Centre
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 further.
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 prices (OutdoorLads members qualify for a slightly discounted rate). We'd ask that all members sign up through the event page to make sure the event leader has all information of the members attending.
We have a 20 minute break in the café during the session and head to the Molly house pub at the end of the session for a cup of tea and cake, or a cheeky pint!
I've never climbed before, 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 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're unsure whether you need to be signed in as a supervised climber or not, 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:
1. Can you fit a climbing harness correctly?
2. Can you tie yourself to the end of a rope using the correct knots?
3. 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 .
If you have any questions or need any more information just get in touch with the event leader by clicking on their profile below, or take a look at the My first climbing event page for more information.
Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not necessarily qualified, do not need to be qualified, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as ‘technical experts’ but are amateur climbers with some experience and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.
All those attending the event must also be aware of the centre's own terms and conditions of participation and abide by them, along with any instructions given by the centres staff. Everyone must also take responsibility for their own safety while participating in Indoor climbing events.
What to bring
If you have your own climbing gear (i.e. harness, shoes, Belay device etc.) you can bring this along, but please make sure it is in good condition.
We have a limited number of climbing harness and a belay devices we can lend (free of charge), and the centre offers climbing shoes for hire (as well as harnesses and belay devices). For prices please see the Climbing Centre's website.
There is a changing area at the Manchester 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 shorts, combats or tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt or vest (preferably ODL branded!). Please do not wear jeans or trousers which hamper movement. Also jewellery such as rings, watches, chains or bangles should be removed, as these can cause injury.
Food & drink
There is a cafe at the centre where snacks, hot and cold drinks can be purchased before the event.
We also have a 20 minute break half way through the evening .