“Ever since a small boy, I have loved just to look at the mountains, to see them in different lights and from different angles, to feel their rough rock under my fingers and the breath of their winds against my feet…I am in love with the mountains.” Wilfrid Noyce|
Who’s it for?
Whether you have never handled a rope before, are fed up with being labelled the ‘belay bunny’’ or are already an accomplished rock climber, these clinics are for you. This is a unique opportunity to learn on and enjoy some of the most beautiful climbing areas in Britain. Opportunities to climb in Glen Coe, Glen Etive, Ben Nevis, the Cuillins of Skye and Torridon.
What will it cover?
Guided climbing, route choice, valley cragging, long mountain routes, descent, learning to lead, stance management, pushing the grade, classic lines, protection methods, escaping off routes, rope management, becoming a confident second, scrambling, tackling ridges, pitching methods, belaying methods, and most importantly, having a great day out.
||AREAS & MOUNTAINS & CRAGS
||Llanberis slate, Tremadog, Gogarth, Llanberis pass
||White Ghyll, Gimmer, Pavey Ark, Black & Castle Crag, Shepherd's
|Stacs of rock
||Old Man of Stoer, Old Man of Hoy, Stac Pollaidh, Am Buachaille
||Peak District, introduction
||Stanage, Burbage, Millstone, Froggatt, Curbar
||Central belt: Auchinstary, Hawcraig, Lime Kilns, Cambusbaron
|West Coast classics
||Etive Slabs, Stob Coire nan Lochain, Aonach Dubh, Buachaille Etive Mor, Garbh Bheinn, Glen Nevis & Ben Nevis
||Isle of Skye
||Sron na Ciche, Coir' a' Ghrunnda, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Kilt Rock, Flodigarry
|France, yoga retreat
|October - November
||Cala Gonone area
Vinyassa Retreats & Chicks Unleashed team up!
We've teamed with lovely Lou of Vinyassa Retreats to offer you this amazing week which combines yoga, climbing, a stunning location & a beautiful chateau!
It's also the first course that Chicks Unleashed has offered as a mixed one. The reason for this is simple: we feel that not many yoga courses are offered for men & we're actually all about including & supporting people.
To get further details please go to her site here.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Coaching Clinic, real rock
If you'd like to improve your climbing technique we suggest you spend one day with us. You may have just graduated from the indoor wall, or perhaps you've never had someone look at your climbing and show you how to better it. These Clinics are arranged as and when they suit you, at a crag local to you.
Simply contact us and we'll arrange the date & place to suit. If you've a few mates who'd like to come and try it out too we'll bring the cost down.
Coaching Clinic, indoor climbing wall
Do you feel your indoor climbing technique could do with some tweaking? You may be stuck in a bit of a performance rut, or find that you just can't lead at the grade you happily top rope at. Well, there's a lot to it! In a one day session we can go a long way to improving your technique & showing you the direction you should be taking in the future to maintain improvement.
These Clinics are arranged as and when they suit you, at a climbing wall local to you. Simply contact us and we'll arrange the date & place to suit. If you've a few mates who'd like to come and try it out too we'll bring the cost down.
Rope tricks & self rescue
Situations where you'd want, or even need, to escape off a route do occur, especially on a multipitch or sea crag. Even if you always second your climbing partner you should know how to help them and yourself in a range of situations. Many people don't think about these situations, but it's a shame because rescue techniques are not too difficult to learn when taught as a series principles in a clear and developped manner.
These Clinics are arranged as and when they suit you, at a cragl local to you. Simply contact us and we'll arrange the date & place to suit. If you've a few mates who'd like to come and try it out too we'll bring the cost down.
Sardinian rock, October and November 2011
£749: instruction, car rental & accommodation & an awful lot of fun! We are happy to quote a price for groups
Ryanair flights to Alghero are currently from £70 return
This is more of a summer soother really, to ease you from the shorter & darker days of autumn! Cala Gonone is a perfect base for wonderful climbing of every grade and a huge variety of venues. We stay a pebbles throw from the sea. The average temperature is between 19 and 24 degrees.
This week can be used as an introduction to sport climbing, to work on your technique or to fulfil your climbing potential.
For more details on Sardinia, our climbing clinics and dates please email Rosie.