London Indoor Climbing Evening - beginners
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This runs with our existing experienced event and you will climb with members of the group.
Want to learn the ropes and give indoor climbing a go? Then why not join OutdoorLads at the Castle Climbing Centre, where you will be taken through the beginnings of all you need to know for your climber’s journey, as well as having a fun, sociable evening with our other members on the experienced session.
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'll quickly begin to develop arm, back, finger and core strength as a result of the many reaches and holds that are repeated through to the completion of a climb. It's a great upper-body workout!
This event is for all full, trial and guest OutdoorLads members who have either never climbed before or have tried climbing in the past, but cannot sign into a climbing centre to climb unsupervised.
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 entry fee prices at the centre go to: www.castle-climbing.co.uk/admission-membership.
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.
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 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.
If you don’t have any of the above, don’t worry - you can hire everything you need from the climbing centre on the night. The leader will take you through the equipment you need and how to use it correctly. For current hire prices please use the link: www.castle-climbing.co.uk/admission-membership.
What to wear
It is best to wear either shorts, combats or tracksuit bottoms. No jeans or any form of trouser which hampers movement. A t-shirt or vest is also suitable.
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.
If you’d like to keep any items safe, lockers are available that require a £1 coin, which you get back when you leave.
Food & drink
We usually retire to the local pub at the end