Wall Life

With June now nearly over the past month has been a busy one here at RCC with over 3,500 holds taken off, our hold washing has never been better! The Comp Wall kicked things off with 2 days of setting from local boy Rob Lloyd and our Guest setter Yann Genoux. The guys have created a wild mix of colours alongside grades to keep the masses happy and continuously coming back for more!

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Outside of setting our crew have been out through their paces with both Head Coach Will and Danny going through Development Coach Assessment. The day ran smoothly with both lads passing, and now looking to use their newly gained qualification within coaching sessions. The rest of the crew have also been earning their stripes with the senior instructors all going through FUNDamentals 1 & 2 as well as physical training. Ian Dunn GB Coach was running the week long stint of training, so thanks be to him for his patience and psyche throughout all 5 days. The week ended with the staff being put through their paces via the Foundation Coach Training, to which all of them got through now for the consolidation period.

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With Summer Holidays upon us here at RCC we are “gearing up” for 6 weeks of madness with lots of activities for both kids and adults running daily (a full list of what’s going on is up on the website and in centre). Finally, this summer we are looking to broaden our horizons and head out into the big wide world of Outdoor Climbing in the South! Whispers about RCC heading outdoors have been heard for many years, but I can now confirm that we have begun the process of turning those whispers into reality. So far we have visited and risk assessed a number of crags toward the Wye Valley area, so hopefully later this year or early next we will be releasing the first dates, so watch this space!

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All The Best!

RCC Coaching Team

Coaches Blog – Ladies Club

Ladies Club

RCC Coach Emma took over Ladies Club late 2014. Since then she has worked hard to not only help the club expand but also to create a more focused direction with the introduction of training plans, technique master classes and now a new evening session!

‘When I first started with the Ladies Club, I had a few regulars who had been climbing every week, but not had must direction. I talked with them a lot to work out what sort of sessions they would be interested in having and started coming up with a plan. This has included footwork sessions, technique sessions and general tips and advise.

I am now looking at running a Ladies Club for those working during the day on Tuesday evenings. Whether you want to take part in the structured sessions or just climb socially with the ladies, come along!’ Emma

Along with other RCC staff, Emma has been busy over the past few months developing her climbing and instructing experience to help develop the Ladies Club as well as other sessions. She has recently passed her CWA, attended BMC workshops FUNdamentals 1, 2 and 3 Physical Training with our head coach Ian Dunn and is now working towards her Foundation Coach Award.

With the Morning Ladies Club running every Thursday from 10.30am and the new Evening Ladies Club starting Tuesday 7th July from 7.30pm get involved, make the most of Emma’s training and enthusiasm and start improving your climbing with us here at RCC!

Flash ’15 Summer Climbing Competition

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New for 2015 – the Flash Summer Climbing Competition

Beginning early July and running right through to September, there will be 14 boulder problems alongside seven top-rope or lead climbs to test you in each round. Flash ’15 is a climbing competition for all, with routes & problems throughout the grades.

The routes and problems will be ready for you by 6.00pm on each start date, and remain for 3+ weeks, giving you plenty of time to notch up as many points as possible!

The dates for each round are:

  • 8th July – 26th July 2015
  • 29th July – 16th August 2015
  • 19th August  - 6th September 2015

Scorecards are free from reception, and scoring is based on the number of tries taken to complete a problem, from 10 points for first go, through to 1 point for four or more attempts.

Keep an eye on our Twitter & Facebook pages for more information.

Summer Holiday Kids, Family & Adult Activities

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This Summer Reading Climbing Centre has a host of activities happening every day to keep the whole family active and entertained!

The holiday activities include:

  • Half day kids holiday club
  • Regular Little Monkeys classes for 5&6 year olds
  • Regular Rock Its classes for 7-11 year olds
  • Hang Time classes for 11-17 year olds
  • Kids Intro to Climbing Course for 5&6 year olds
  • Kids Intro to Climbing Course for 7-17 year olds
  • NICAS Social Club 7-17 year olds *NEW*
  • Kids Improver Climbing Course 7-17 year olds *NEW*

Did you know we do Family Climbing Taster Sessions and Beginner Courses, to book at a time to suit you (as available)

For the full list of courses available and to book online, please check our bookings page.

Fathers Day Activities

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Are you looking for a Fathers’ Day gift with a difference?

Now is probably the best time to think about your ideas, before everything books up. Why not pick something active and fun this year.

Climbing is an activity for all, so whether your Dad is the adventurous type, or you think he would like to do something completely different this year, he’ll love scaling the heights of our climbing walls!

We offer Taster Sessions that will be sure to give Dad, and the whole family an experience to remember this Fathers Day.

Spaces are limited, but can be booked online on our bookings page. Please contact us for more information.