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ClimbingQTs Introduction to Outdoor Climbing

Learn the basics of: 

  • Cliff edge safety
  • Safe belaying
  • Simple knots
  • Moving efficiently over rock
  • Optimal body position
  • The art of footwork
  • Getting the most out of different types of holds
  • Finding creative stances to rest while climbing

You will also touch on: 

  • Common climbing terminology
  • Understanding the differences between the most popular forms of climbing (bouldering, sport, trad, etc)
  • Reading and understanding guide books and route descriptions

ClimbingQTs Introduction to Outdoor Climbing (1 Day)

Experience the fun, excitement and challenge of outdoor rock climbing in the Blue Mountains: Australia’s world famous climbing destination.

Contrary to popular belief, rock climbing is more about balance, technique and control than physical strength or power. Come join our friendly, qualified instructors and experience the thrill of moving vertically on real rock, protected by a top-rope belay.

You will climb plenty of routes and receive feedback on your climbing technique to help you conserve energy and go further – you might even surprise yourself!  Throughout the day you will also learn the difference between top-rope climbing, leading, sport and trad, to inspire you with adventure ideas and help you decide whether you want to take your climbing further.

Key facts:

  • 1 day
  • Personal attention (max 6 participants per instructor)
  • Minimum 4 participants
  • All required equipment provided including ropes, helmet, harness, climbing shoes, belay devices, carabiners and other hardware.
  • Meet at 8.30am in Blackheath, Blue Mountains
  • Includes a healthy, delicious and filling lunch
  • We choose the location of our climbing days based on the weather and other conditions.  Some of our sites include Mt. York, Mt. Piddington, Zig Zag and Narrow Neck.

All of our courses cover:

  • Key principles of cliff edge safety
  • Development of climbing technique
  • Climbing ethics
  • Caring for the cliff environment

Pre-requisites

This course is especially for ClimbingQTs members. There are no other pre-requisites, just enthusiasm and a sense of adventure (and the ability to walk into the crag 🙂 ).  We will tailor the difficulty of the climbs to your needs, ranging from beginner to more challenging routes. You will also have a chance to try different styles of climbing and receive technical instruction through the day.

What’s provided:

  • All personal climbing equipment*
  • Climbing hardware (ropes, draws and lots more)
  • An awesome lunch

What you need:

  • Transport to the crag. Locations vary, but most courses are within a 20 minute drive from Blackheath, Blue Mountains. Transport options are available on request
  • Clothes suitable to the weather
  • A pack to carry stuff to the crag
  • Snacks and water (min 1.5L) for the day

Let us know on booking if you need help with any of these requirements

$30 per person incl GST (Discounted from $275)

We are able to run this course through a NSW Office of Sport Grant!