BLCC’s 4th & 5th Oct 2014 Round up

Reported by Danny Haynes, Reading Climbing Centre Coach

Saturday morning we woke to a drizzly damp Sheffield, the Team was psyched to be climbing indoors and not out in the Peak!!

We arrived at Awesome Walls Sheffield got signed in and immediately the Team were in awe of the comp wall they would soon be climbing on! Once they were settled, myself and Coach Elliot, went through a basic warm up ensuring that all elements were covered, including simple easy climbing to try and calm any pre-comp nerves. It was clear they were all up for a day of strong climbing, as the competition field look fierce, with a good turn out from Team GB.

The line up was called out and Ewan was up 3rd out of his Category C, he climbed really well and topped his first qualifying route. Luke, Catrin and Joe were then up, putting in great performances all round on their routes. Once the first round of qualifiers were over there was a bit of a wait before the second routes were called out. This gave us time to discuss there second routes. Sequences were read, clips were discussed and soon their second qualifiers were upon us. The team yet again all produced great climbs. Two of the RCC Academy Team members made the finals of their categories, Ewan Walker and GB Junior Member Catrin Rose.

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The day was nicely broken up with the Para Climbing Series taking place, this was awe inspiring to watch and to be a part of with some incredible feats of climbing going on!

BLCC 2014 Ewan Route ReadingAt 4.30pm the finals began! As the final routes were announced and the finalists gathered at the base of their routes, including RCC’s Academy members, all the months of route reading practice, onsite preparation and competition training came into effect. Both climbers gave it their all. Reigning BLCC 2013 Champion for Category C, Catrin Rose, missed out on a podium spot by a single hold, and Ewan Walker, current Scottish Leading Climbing 2014 3rd place Medallist for Category C, finished in a respectable 6th place, ending the day with the statement ‘‘You can’t come top 3 in every comp you enter!’

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With heads held high the Academy Team had done RCC proud. They had all given it their all, had gained some invaluable competition experience and some great feedback from the coaches to work on.

This week on the Academy calendar, in preparation for the ‘Winter Opens’ this November, “Competition Analysis”.

For full details of the BLCCs results and BMC report, click here…

A huge thanks to all the Academy parents for their support last weekend, Tanya & Paul for the great shots and to the BMC for yet again another great event.

Bank Holiday Opening

We will be open as normal over the August Bank Holiday, so why not come & join us for a climb!

 

With daily Kids Clubs and Taster Sessions for adults & families, there’s plenty to do at Harrogate Climbing Centre this Bank Holiday!

Our opening times are:

Saturday 23rd August – 10am until 6pm

Sunday 24th August – 10am until 6pm

Monday 25th August – 10am until 10pm

 

See you over the holidays!

The Summer has begun here at Reading Climbing Centre…

Kids' Holidays at Manchester Climbing Centre

Over the summer holidays we will be running a series of courses and sessions designed to make climbing accessible for all ages and abilities. Whether you are after a one off casual session or a half day course, we have it all…

Half-Day Kids Casual Club

Looking for something different and active for your kids to do this summer, if so, why not book them onto one of our ‘Half-day Kids Casual Sessions’.

Our instructors will be there at all times to make sure your kids are both safe and having fun. A short break is included, to ensure they have a chance to hydrate and re-fuel. These sessions are available on:

Tuesday’s 2.30pm-5pm

Thursday’s 10am-12.30pm

Book Now

Kids Intro Climbing Course

An entry level 1 week course (x3 2.5hrs sessions), aimed at junior beginners (7-17yrs), who would like to learn the basic skills involved in the sport of climbing, this is the best way to get your kids into climbing.

The course syllabus is based on NICAS Level 1, which is the UK nationally recognised climbing scheme, after this award you can progress through the levels of the scheme to become a competent climber.

Course price includes; tuition, equipment hire and Level 1/2 Logbook

Book Now

NICAS Drop-in Sessions

Levels 2 & above

These sessions are coached drop-in sessions for people already enrolled on the NICAS Scheme with us. They are available to be booked for children who are completing their NICAS level 2 or above. Please be aware this is a top-roped session.

These are running on a Tuesday (12.30pm-2pm) and Saturday (10.30am-12pm) thorough out the summer holiday period.

Levels 4 & 5

If you are currently completing NICAS levels 4-5 and would like a lead session please contact us as these can be booked on a per session basis for two or more children.

Book Now

 

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Holiday Kids Clubs

We run one off kids clubs throughout the Summer Holidays for kids aged 5-17 years old

Little Monkeys (5 and 6 year-olds)

Little Monkeys is a great way to get your young climbers going and building one their skills in a fun environment. Sessions are taught for one hour in small groups, and give your young climbers the chance to have a go and get into climbing.

Cost: £10 per session

Rock-Its Club (7 to 11 year-olds)

These clubs are a great way for young climbers to progress further and meet other climbers of their age. Come along to a casual session and see how you get on, then you may also want to join one of our 6-week NICAS courses next term!

Cost: £15 per session

Hang Time (11 to 17 year-olds)

Hang Time is a youth club for older kids and teenagers with a real social element. The sessions are relaxed whilst focusing on enjoyment and teaching climbing technique and the safety skills required to progress in the sport.

Cost: £15 per session

Book Now

 

 

 

 

Kids Summer Holiday Courses at Reading Climbing Centre…

Kids' Holidays at Manchester Climbing Centre

Over the summer holidays we will be running a series of courses and sessions designed to make climbing accessible for all ages and abilities. Whether you are after a one off casual session or a half day course, we have it all…

Half-Day Kids Casual Club

Looking for something different and active for your kids to do this summer, if so, why not book them onto one of our ‘Half-day Kids Casual Sessions’.

Our instructors will be there at all times to make sure your kids are both safe and having fun. A short break is included, to ensure they have a chance to hydrate and re-fuel. These sessions are available on:

Tuesday’s 2.30pm-5pm

Thursday’s 10am-12.30pm

Book Now

Kids Intro Climbing Course

An entry level 1 week course (x3 2.5hrs sessions), aimed at junior beginners (7-17yrs), who would like to learn the basic skills involved in the sport of climbing, this is the best way to get your kids into climbing.

The course syllabus is based on NICAS Level 1, which is the UK nationally recognised climbing scheme, after this award you can progress through the levels of the scheme to become a competent climber.

Course price includes; tuition, equipment hire and Level 1/2 Logbook

Book Now

NICAS Drop-in Sessions

Levels 2 & above

These sessions are coached drop-in sessions for people already enrolled on the NICAS Scheme with us. They are available to be booked for children who are completing their NICAS level 2 or above. Please be aware this is a top-roped session.

These are running on a Tuesday (12.30pm-2pm) and Saturday (10.30am-12pm) thorough out the summer holiday period.

Levels 4 & 5

If you are currently completing NICAS levels 4-5 and would like a lead session please contact us as these can be booked on a per session basis for two or more children.

Book Now

 

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Holiday Kids Clubs

We run one off kids clubs throughout the Summer Holidays for kids aged 5-17 years old

Little Monkeys (5 and 6 year-olds)

Little Monkeys is a great way to get your young climbers going and building one their skills in a fun environment. Sessions are taught for one hour in small groups, and give your young climbers the chance to have a go and get into climbing.

Cost: £10 per session

Rock-Its Club (7 to 11 year-olds)

These clubs are a great way for young climbers to progress further and meet other climbers of their age. Come along to a casual session and see how you get on, then you may also want to join one of our 6-week NICAS courses next term!

Cost: £15 per session

Hang Time (11 to 17 year-olds)

Hang Time is a youth club for older kids and teenagers with a real social element. The sessions are relaxed whilst focusing on enjoyment and teaching climbing technique and the safety skills required to progress in the sport.

Cost: £15 per session

Book Now

 

 

May Half Term 2014 at Reading Climbing Centre

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Reading Climbing Centre runs kids holiday clubs in every school holiday. The are fun sessions split into age groups in exactly the same way as our term-time kids clubs:

For the May 2014 Half Term timetable click here…

Holiday Kids Clubs

We run extra Little Monkeys and Rock Its sessions throughout the holidays for young climbers aged 5 to 11.

Little Monkeys (5 and 6 year-olds)

Little Monkeys is a great way to get your young climbers going and building one their skills in a fun environment. Sessions are taught for one hour in small groups, and give your young climbers the chance to have a go and get into climbing.

Cost: £10 per session

Times:

Monday to Friday: 11.00am – 12.00pm & 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10.30am – 11.30am

Book Now

Rock-Its Club (7 to 11 year-olds)

These clubs are a great way for young climbers to progress further and meet other climbers of their age. Come along to a casual session and see how you get on, then you may also want to join one of our 6-week NICAS courses next term!

Cost: £15 per session

Times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11.00am – 12.30pm & 3.00pm – 4.30pm

Friday: 12.30pm – 2.00pm & 3.00 – 4.30pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am – 11.30am

Book Now

Hang Time (11 to 17 year-olds)

Hang Time is a youth club for older kids and teenagers with a real social element. The sessions are relaxed whilst focusing on enjoyment and teaching climbing technique and the safety skills required to progress in the sport.

Cost: £15 per session

Times:

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Wednesday & Friday: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Sunday: 11.30am – 13.00pm

Book Now

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