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Rock Over Climbing - on 02 May 2011

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Self Rescue Course & Performance Coaching with Jordan Buys and Leah Crane at ROCK OVER CLIMBING

Rock Over Climbing have teamed up with Jordan Buys, one of Britains top all round climbers (E8 flashes, E9 first ascents, Font 8B boulder problems, f8c sport routes) to develop a brand new series of performance coaching courses.

How to push your trad grade:

During this 3 day course The Team & Jordan will assess your current strengths and weaknesses and via the course outline below work at pushing our grade. We will also provide you with a training plan tailored specifically to your own goals and objectives for you to work on after the course, to help you continue to work towards stepping up that next level.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from and climb with one of the very best climbers in Britain, this opportunity should not be missed!

Course Content:

•Single pitch climbing
•Coaching your climbing on a variety of rock
•Advancing your rope-work skills
•Gear placements and selection
•Falling off - taking (and holding) falls with greater confidence
•Decision making at the sharp end (Risk assessment on route)
•Mental Preparation, route planning and strategies
•Successful bouldering
•Training for climbing


£300per person


Guided Bouldering and Coaching Day:

Rock Over Climbing and Jordan have developed an outdoor bouldering day that is suited to absolutely anyone. This could be your first ever time outdoor climbing or you could be an experienced Crag Rat, whatever your ability, we can offer absolutely top level coaching.

This day is aimed at progressing from the indoor bouldering wall to the outdoor arena. This course gives you the purest introduction to the sport of climbing. By the end you will have covered:

• Footwork
• The fundamentals of good technique and balanced climbing
• Injury avoiding arts of 'spotting', using mats, and warming up.
• Use of Guide book
• Route selection
• Crag selection
• Technique
• Problem specific beta
• Lots and lots of climbing

Course Cost:




Coaching with Leah Crane

Leah Crane, the 2 time British bouldering champion and winner of the first ever ROC Fest, is coming to Rock Over Climbing on May 11th, to set us a new green (V6/7) and yellow (world cup) circuit and then in the evening to run 2, 1.5 hour coaching sessions.

Leah knows a thing or two about competition climbing, sport climbing, bouldering and general training, this is a great opportunity for you to get some coaching from one of the UK's best female boulderers.


The sessions are from 1830 - 2000 and 2000 - 2130, the first session is aimed at those climbing in the V0 - V4 bracket and then the second session for those climbing V5 upwards. Spaces are limited to 10 per session and will cost £10pp, (this includes your normal entry)

To book a spot just call us on 0161 2881218 or email us on info@rockoverclimbing.com

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

2 Day Self Rescue Course

Rock Over Climbing have teamed up with Paul Knowles (MIC) to develop a 2 day Self Rescue course.

Is it for me?
It is often fear that holds a climber back, what do when the worst happens? How to escape from a route with a casualty?

This course aims to provide the climber with the tools and skills to be self reliant at the crag environment and when climbing at more adventurous venues. We aim to use a variety of venue and techniques may be coached in a realistic situation, therefore we require participants to have a good understanding of leading and crag communication is essential. You should be happy to lead unsupervised at whatever grade you feel comfortable.

Course Content:
We use a combination of local venues and easily accessible crags in the North West to understand and put into practice a variety of self rescue techniques. The emphasis is on learning self rescue techniques not climbing miles of rock.

The course will cover the following areas:

- Anticipating problems
- Sound basic ropework, anchor selection, belay building and stance management
- Simple solutions for simple problems
- Strategy formation, multi pitch, single pitch
- Escaping from the system
- Use of prussiks
- Crag evacuation - Hoisting, lowering and abseiling
- Passing a knot (lower or abseil)
- Traverse problems
- Attracting help and loads more

It is very important to build on what you are already familiar with. The course will be set at a standard and pace which fits your experience and aspirations. Once a climber has mastered the basic skills, most situations can be solved using the techniques as building blocks.

All our staff are dedicated climbers and have a great depth of knowledge of the local crags. They are qualified and experienced in teaching climbing at all levels from beginners to more advanced climbers, and will be keen to pass on their knowledge to you.

Ratio: 1-3
Duration: 2 day
Cost: £140 per person

Dates to be confirmed - call us on 0161 288 1218 or email on info@rockoverclimbing.com for more info.

For more information and bookings, contact us on:
0161 288 1218
James Oswald - on 03 May 2011
In reply to Rock Over Climbing:
How much would the trad coaching cost between 2 people?
Rock Over Climbing - on 03 May 2011
In reply to James Oswald:

James, do you want it soley for 2 people, or 2 as part of a group?

You can email me direct at tom@rockoverclimbing.com
maybe_si - on 20 May 2011
In reply to Rock Over Climbing:

We still have places left on our 2 day self rescue course, 9th/10th July, this course could save your life!


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