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Basic Big Wall Course: Road to the Nose
with Andy Kirkpatrick

Whether you’re planning a big wall adventure or are just interested in the techniques and systems involved in aiding and big wall climbing, this may be the course for you;

Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th May*

The course will give you an insight into the multitude of physical and mental challenges you will face on a big wall.
You will learn about the gear required for big-wall ascents.
You will practice the techniques of a basic wall system in a safe environment, mastering the ability to deal with multiple ropes, slings, aiders etc.
You will learn about hauling and cleaning, including cleaning pendulums.

With such a wealth of knowledge Andy will be able to impart some ‘tricks of the trade’ and regale you with plenty of stories of his experiences.

Workshop ratio is 4:1
Courses run from 10am to 4pm


The cost for a full days training is £150.00 per person.

To book a place, please visit the Castle website http://www.castle-climbing.co.uk/Big-wall-courses

Required equipment
Climbers attending need to bring harness, belay device (gri gri recommended), helmet, and comfy shoes. All aid gear will be supplied but people can bring their own if they have it.

*Note – Friday 16th May will be made available if demand is high
geomac - on 16 Apr 2014
In reply to The Castle Climbing Centre:

I did this course and even after already having done some Big Wall found it excellent and well worth the time. If nothing else Andy immediately sussed out how my Jumar had blown off the rope on a traverse on Lurking Fear - incorrect use. It was worth the money just for that!

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