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Rock Climbing and Abseiling Day

near Tunbridge Wells, Kent   
REF: CLMAB1

• A full day of climbing and abseiling in Kent/Sussex
• Learn how to climb the sandstone crags
• Learn how to abseil down the abseiling tower
• All the gear you need is included in the package
 
 



What's Included

• Full day rock climbing and abseilling lasting around 7 hours
• 4 hours rock climbing
• 2 hours on the abseiling tower
• Learn about safety, climbing techniques, climbing etiquette, knots & belaying, introduction to climbing & bouldering, abseiling techniques, blindfold abseiling and confident tests
• All climbing and safety equipment is provided
• Activities are run in groups, with a maximum size of 12 people
• All instructors are experienced and hold relevant qualifications from MLTUK (mountain Leader Training UK) as well as first aid and safety qualifications.

What Can I Expect

A day of ups and downs when you go rock climbing and abseiling! You will quite literally learn how to climb up rocks and then spend time being taught how to abseil down a tower too. As far as gifts for climbers go, this discovery day is great for beginners who want their first experience in climbing and abseiling.

Your climbing and abseiling day is in two parts. To begin with you'll be at the sandstone crags of Harrison's Rocks in Kent. This is where you'll hone your skills going up. You'll be shown how belaying works (the system of securing the climber), essential knots that are needed and touch on climbing etiquette, as well as concentrating on basic climbing technique.

What we love about these climbing and abseiling sessions is that you set your own goals. Maybe you want to reach the very top, or perhaps you'll be happy to get your feet off the ground and conquer that fear of heights. The qualified instructors are all really encouraging, but they won't push you out of your comfort zone - this rock climbing and abseiling malarkey is meant to be fun after all!

As for the abseiling bit of the day. Well, here's the thing, you can climb the sandstone rocks, but you can't abseil down them as they are too soft. So for this part of the course, you'll head to a purpose-built abseiling tower. Standing tall at 10m high (that's 33ft if your still do imperial!), this wall is as high as a house. It's going to be nerve-wracking the first time you stand right at the top. As you lean over, be prepared to step off. Get the abseil technique right and you'll go smoothly and swiftly down, down, down until your feet touch the ground.

All in all you'll spend four hours out on the crags and routes of Harrison's Rocks and a couple of hours practicing your abseiling techniques on the tower. It's a great day out in Kent and Sussex for anyone interested in learning the techniques and getting a head start in rock climbing and abseiling, without having to buy all the gear in advance - harness, shoes, carabiners and descenders are all lent to you for the duration of the day.

Availability

• Selected weekends throughout the year
• Usually running at least once a month from March to October
• Sessions run from 9am to around 4pm

Location

• The rock climbing activities usually take place at Harrison's Rocks on the Kent/Sussex border
• The abseiling tower is close by in East Grinstead and is a 20 minute drive (transport between the locations is not provided)

Suitable For

• The maximum weight limit is 18 stone (115kgs)
• The minimum age requirement is 18 years
• There is no maximum age limit however you need to be reasonably agile to get the most from this experience

Spectators

• Spectators are welcome but numbers are limited

Anything Else

• There are no shops nearby so participants and spectators are advised to bring their own refreshments and lunch
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Rock Climbing and Abseiling Day
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Total Price£105.00
 
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