/ Sport climbing for 10yr old near lancashire?
My 10yr old niece and her mum want to try climbing but indoor walls are so expensive. By the time I pay for myself, my wife, her sister and daughter I could buy the little one a harness and shoes for not much more and my wife and her sister could take turns using my wife's gear.
I've not been climbing long myself but have sport gear, could anyone suggest the best crag for a young child to start out? I've been to giggleswick but feel it may be a little hard and smooth.
I see there are some 3s at Kilnsey but I've never been. Any ideas would be cool?
The OP would need trad gear to set up top-ropes at Twistleton, and a length of static to link stakes at Wilton.
Take a look at Cadshaw Castle Rocks, between Bolton & Darwen. It's a trad crag, but has plenty of stakes to setup a top-rope. Natural coarse gritstone with a bit of polish. Loads of lines in the VD-S range.
You will probably need about 20m of static line and a handful of screwgates to comfortably rig everything if you want to belay from the ground.
This crag is pretty stable, but have a think about a helmet for at least the little people. They don't understand enough to make the choice themselves :)
Thanks again everyone
You don't need trad gear, just a length of rigging rope and some krabs to link the stakes.
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