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Geckos 1

This is a fun climbing club for 6 to 10 year olds, which is held every Saturday at the Centre. Additional sessions are available midweek during the school holidays.

Ideal for younger children and first time climbers, Geckos 1 is a 'have a go' session with small group sizes (1:6) and is also a starting point for Level 1 NICAS.

Times:

Saturdays: 11.30am - 12.30pm (please arrive at 11.15am) Advance booking essential

Cost:

£10 per session or £50 for 6 sessions - dates and payment needed at time of booking.

Geckos 2

Basic skills instruction for 8 - 14 year olds. Previous climbing experience preferred but not essential.

This is the session where youngsters start to learn the basics of climbing safety. Rope work such as belaying and tying in are covered, as well as movement coaching. The session is most suitable for those with some climbing experience. We encourage booking of several consecutive sessions to ensure progressive learning. NICAS levels 1 and 2 are covered.

Times:

Saturdays: 1.00pm - 2.30pm (please arrive at 1.15pm) Advance booking essential

Cost:

£12 per session or £60 for 6 sessions - dates and payment needed at time of booking.

Geckos 3

A more advanced session for 12 - 16 year olds.

This session is aimed at those who have progressed from Geckos 2 (12 - 14 year olds) who are experienced and competent in the basic skills and who wish to further develop their climbing (eg working towards  NICAS level 3).  In addition it provides the first step for older youngsters (14+ year olds) with limited or no climbing experience.  We aim to teach and consolidate rope skills for in-situ/top rope climbing and to introduce lead climbing concepts. Coaching good movement skills is an integral part of the session and will help to achieve more difficult climbing. Indirectly it will provide a session for assessment for entry into Young Climbers Club where full indoor leading skills are taught.

Times:

Saturdays: 2.30pm - 4.00pm (please arrive at 2.15pm). Advanced booking essential

Cost:

£12 per session or £60 for 6 sessions - dates and payment needed at time of booking.