Grand Opening - This Saturday - 18th September!
More Information: www.bigrockclimbing.co.uk
To mark the official opening of Big Rock we have organised a great day of events with something for everybody, whether you are already a climber or just want to come along and see what goes on in a modern climbing centre.
Entry on the day will be half price for all registered climbers at Big Rock which includes free entry to the fun comp & subsidised rates for the Masterclasses. Non-climbers are welcome to come in for free to see what's on offer & are very welcome to have a go on one of the supervised 'drop in' sessions.
10am - formal opening
First off will be a visit by the Mayor of Milton Keynes at 10am, who is expected to have a climb on the new wall under the watchful eyes of one of our high profile guest celebrity climbers, Dave Macleod.
Dave MacLeod Masterclass
In between climbing some extremely hard routes Dave Macleod is an accomplished climbing coach and has recently written the training book 9 out of 10 climbers make the same mistakes. Dave's approach is guaranteed to make you think about your climbing in a fresh way which could help you break through to the next grade. The sessions are as follows:
10.30am - 12.30pm
1.30pm - 3.30pm
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Subsidised rate of £20 per 2 hour session - places are limited so please book in advance. Participants must be registered climbers with Big Rock.
Tim Emmett Masterclass
It's pretty much guaranteed that Tim Emmett will be one of the most enthusiastic people you will ever meet. Two hours with Tim will be a lesson in positive thinking, and if just a fraction of his enthusiasm rubs off then it will have been money well spent – expect physical & mental exhaustion!
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Subsidised price of £20 per 2 hour session - places are limited so please book in advance. Participants must be registered climbers with Big Rock.
Drop in climbing
Non-climbers, adults and children, are very welcome to come along to watch and to see what Big Rock has to offer. If you'd like to give it a try then we will have instructors lined up to give you a free go on one of the roped walls.
During the day there will also be groups of young people from local Scouts groups enjoying Taster Sessions with Big Rock instructors, and the Big Rock Café will be open all day.
Local and dynamic youngster rock band 'Switch' will be playing a mix of classic pieces, modern covers and some of their own composition, in the interludes between Masterclasses and lectures.