London Indoor Climbing Evening - Experienced
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Come and join OutdoorLads for some indoor climbing in North London!
This event is for members who are deemed to be competent climbers and do not require a guided session. All members that fulfil this criteria are welcome to come along to any of the sessions.
At probably 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!
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 and confidently?
Then you do not need a guided session and can sign up to this event.
If you answer No to any of these questions, then don't worry this means you will need to attend the next beginners/all ability event to have a guided session from the event leader. On the beginner/all ability event they will happily take you through everything you need to know to climb safely.
Please check the event listing pages for the next beginner/all ability event.
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.
What to bring
As 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’d like to lead climb, you will also need to bring your rope. If you have your own climbing gear, you can bring this along, but please make sure it is in good condition.If you do not have your own, you can hire what you need directly from the centre.
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.
Food & drink
Halfway through the event we’ll have a break in the cafe, which sells hot and cold drinks along with food and snacks. 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 at a nearby pub.