Upon departure from the Paddy Pallin Adventure Center in Katoomba at 8:45am, you’ll board your vehicle and head to the area where you’ll begin the first part of your adventurous day focused on acquiring your safety awareness and belaying skills. From here it’s straight on to the rock to ensure you get the most out of this fantastic experience!
This course is designed for participants with little or no previous outdoor climbing experience, it is also an excellent transition from indoor to outdoor climbing. Quite simply you will experience a lot of fine Blue Mountains climbing while undertaking world standard technical rock and rope skills training.
We can also run this course on a personal training or private group basis for those who prefer to select their own dates.
The course fee includes: – All skills training and guided climbing with Nationally and Internationally Certified Climbing Instructors, lunch each day, supply and use of all equipment including ropes, helmets, harnesses, technical hardware, climbing shoes etc.
The weekend begins with training in the fundamentals of abseiling and basic rockclimbing including:
• The art of safe movement on rock
• Using climbing equipment
• Efficient use of holds
• Rope handling
• Tying knots
• Belay anchors
• Correct belay technique
• How to use various footholds & handholds
• Many other climbing techniques
On this course you’ll also learn to select and use the latest in modern abseiling and rockclimbing equipment. Throughout the day your instructors will accompany you on a special selection of graduated climbs.
The second day of the course is devoted solely to the simple joys of climbing, with your instructor aiming to take you on as many varied climbs as possible. The object will be to learn and develop your skills and techniques as you climb! This is the ideal course for the beginner or indoor climbing gym user who wants to make the transition to real rock.
After this course you will be able to competently climb with experienced leaders on short moderately graded rock climbs.
All technical equipment is supplied as well as highly trained instructors to ensure your adventure is safe, fun and exhilarating.
We’ll also picnic amid the beautiful bush, with a tasty lunch supplied- Please be sure to inform us on your booking form if you have any special dietary requirements!