Liverpool Indoor Climbing - Beginners Welcome
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We are returning to indoor climbing in Liverpool following an extensive break due to Covid-19. Climbing will be most Thursdays at Awesome Walls most weeks, depending on leader availability. Also look out Monthly bouldering events at The Hangar on the last Friday of each month (or occasional Thursdays!)
Liverpool Awesome Walls climbing centre is based in a lofty, one hundred and fifty year old church. You can lead climb to the rafters on grades to suit all climbers, or stand watching in the aisles with a cup of tea. As well as a variety of top roped routes, there is also a range of bouldering options to choose from - the phrase 'something for everyone, is an understatement!
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.
This event is for members of all levels of experience and ability and all are welcome to come along to any of the sessions.
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. For prices & centre visit their website (Click Here)
For your first time climbing with us, especially if you are new to climbing and need a guided session, please contact the event leader in advance to let him know what your skills and experience are, or if you will need some help to learn the basics. Please also complete the online registration form in advance of your first visit.
Do I need a guided session?
If you can answer Yes to the following three questions:
1. Can you tie the correct knots (double figure of 8 and stopper knot)?
2. Can you fit a harness correctly?
3. Can you belay correctly?
Then you do not need a guided session from the event leader.
If you answer No to any of the questions then don't worry this means you will need a guided session from the event leader, who will happily take you through everything you need to know to climb safely.
It is important that all members sign up through the event page to make sure the event leader has all necessary information they need to ensure they can participate in a safe & happy way.
What other Climbing events do OutdoorLads Run?
We run regular indoor climbing and bouldering events across the North West - Click here to see all the current events. We also have a private Facebook Group where we post about new events as well as social and other climbing stuff too, feel free to sign up to it!
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.
COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. Read the NHS self-isolation guidance.
- OutdoorLads strongly encourages all attendees to take a rapid lateral flow test immediately prior to attending an event. This will help to keep everyone safe. Order free Rapid Lateral Flow Tests.
As a BMC Affiliate member, Outdoorlads draws your attention to the fact that climbing is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. You should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for your own actions and involvement. 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.
What to bring
If you have your own climbing gear i.e. harness, shoes, chalk-bag, Belay plate and screw-gate karabiner, climbing rope, 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 (belay plate and a screw-gate karabiner, or a gri-gri if you have one). If you do not have your own, you will be able to hire what you need directly from the centre or message the event leader if you would like to check availability of any Outdoorlads Equiptment available to use.
A Padlock can also be used to secure any belongings in the on-site lockers (Padlocks can also be borrowed from the centre if you leave deposit to secure).
Food & drink
The Centre serve hot and cold drinks along with snacks.
Halfway through the event we have a short break in the café, we usually pay for our drink when paying entry, then get it at break, or bring with you.