Belaying Workshop

Dear Members

The Committee have arrange for a belaying workshop for parents. The need for this training was recently discussed in the Committee to ensure parents are given the opportunity to up-skill and be fully trained to belay all Club Members. The session is not compulsory however the Committee would recommend those who are, or would like to learn how to, lead belaying to take part.

The workshop will take place on Sunday 18 November 2018 in Awesome Walls, it will be a two hour session with a 2:1 ratio with the instructor. The goal is to take a look at, deconstruct and reconstruct belaying indoor lead climbing and belaying in general. During the two hours we will delve into belaying best practice (safety), rope management, belayer space management, dynamic belaying, belaying risk zones and how to change belaying styles accordingly, belaying positioning and belaying psychology. Good belaying and a broader understanding of what constitutes good belaying allows the lead climber to have absolute confidence in the belayer (therefore enabling them to climb to their potential) and it allows the belayer to feel relaxed and comfortable.

The cost of the workshop will be twenty five Euros (€25) per participant for the two hours. If you would like to take part please complete the registration form below:


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Due to the ration of 2:1 there are a limited number of spaces available for this training, eight spaces in total. Priority will be given to those who have not previously received training and are belaying those in Youth Category C or older. If there is sufficient demand another session will be organised.

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