London Indoor Climbing Evening - All abilities- Beginners welcome
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Come join OutdoorLads for indoor climbing in North London!
At the biggest climbing centre in North London, there are 450 routes over 95 lines set across 1000 square metres of wall offering top-roping, lead climbing and bouldering on a wide range of slabs, cracks, overhangs, off-widths and chimneys - there really is something to suit every level of climbing ability!
I've never climbed before, can I come along? YES- but contact the Event Leader (see below)!
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 an unsupervised climber:
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?
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 centre when you arrive. For entry fee prices at the centre go to: www.castle-climbing.co.uk/admission-membership. The Castle has good concessions rates- check out if you are eligible.
Also to make climbing more accessible, the Castle has kindly provided us with some group benefits:
- First time climbers at the Castle, not yet registered there as a climber, will pay concession rates if climbing with the group.
- For those in need of financial support, we have access to some free entries. Speak to the Event Leader about how this works. We need to provide to the Castle some basic details (name, DoB, email) 48 hours before the session.
- Tokens are available for free shoe or harness hire. We have two ODL harnesses that we can lend beginners climbing with the group- so get the free hire shoes!
NOTE: If you are climbing with us for the first time, either as an experienced climber or beginner, please send a note to the Event Leader telling them about your experience and goals. There is a limit to the number of beginners that we can accommodate at each session. Each beginner needs to be supervised so we need to ensure there are enough experienced climbings to help you out. Climbing is great fun! It's a fab workout, in a social environment. Give it a go!
Can I just come along and boulder?
Absolutely! Most of us do roped climbing on these Tuesdays. If you prefer bouldering, you can sign yourself in and do it, as long as you can fill in the climbing centre's form correctly, watch their safety video and can answer the simple safety questions at reception on your first visit. Meet the group at the start; some others might be bouldering. And definitely come join us afterwards in the pub.
IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
Before attending an OutdoorLads event, you MUST complete this Participation Statement, in addition to booking your event space. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend. Don't forget to register onto the event too!
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 centre’s staff. Everyone must also take responsibility for their own safety while participating in Indoor climbing events.
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.
Can't make this event?
We run weekly climbing and bouldering events in the South East, so why not check out what's coming up near you here: http://outdoorlads.events/SouthEastIndoorClimbing. Alternatively, stay updated on upcoming events using the social media channels below:
Telegram (Climbing and bouldering only): OutdoorLads (SE) Climbing
What to bring
If you have your own climbing gear, you can bring this along, but please make sure it is in good condition. At a minimum you will need some rock shoes, a climbing harness and a belay set (belay plate and a screw-gate karabiner, or a gri-gri if you know how to use one safely). If you lead climb, you will also need to bring your climbing rope. Of course, your climbing partner may have one.
If you do not have your own gear, you can hire everything you need directly from the centre. As noted, the Castle has kindly provided some tokens for free hires and we can supply a limited number of harnesses/ belay sets. Ask the Event Leader.
What to Wear
It is best to wear either shorts, combats or tracksuit bottoms with a t-shirt or vest. No jeans or any form of trouser which hampers movement. 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.
Changing facilities and showers are available at the centre, as are lockers to keep your stuff safe - these take a pound coin which you get back.
Food & drink
Water to refill your bottles is available for free from filtered water dispensers dotted around the centre. After we finish climbing we usually have a short social session from about 9pm at a nearby pub.