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School of Rock (Under 18)

Learn LEVEL | 5 day(s) | Ratio 1:2 | From £755.00

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Overview

A fantastic opportunity to start a lifelong passion.

There are three goals to this week – Fun, Adventure and progression. It doesn’t matter if you have never climbed, or have been on this course before. This course is all about the experience. Whether it is learning something new, overcoming fear, or just having an awesome time being exposed to the elements in a remote location. We will go to a variety of venues with an aim of developing your climbing in a fun and exciting way. Just make sure you bring some pocket money as there may be an ice cream or two to be had.

At the end of the course you will sit down with the instructors and review the week. This is written down so that if and when you fancy coming on a similar course in the future. We know where we left off.

If the student being booked on one of our U18 courses has a Young Scot card, then they are entitled to a 20% discount on all U18 course prices. Call the office on 01479 861 256 to claim.

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DETAILED INFO

AIMS

The main focus of this five day course is on developing a confident and competent approach to climbing. Most of the course will be based outside with all the climbing action taking place on real rock.

This course is run on a one instructor to two participants ratio (1:2) allowing your instructor to ‘fine tune’ the week to meet participants personal aims and pitch it at a level appropriate to each individual’s stage of development.

 

IS IT FOR ME?

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: These U18’s courses are for young people who are keen on a particular activity.

They’ll receive expert tuition from highly qualified and experienced staff.

The course mirrors the adult ones of the same name, the content and aims are similar but the style is geared towards younger people. We have set a minimum age of 14 and a maximum of 17.

Parents should bear in mind that we have a public bar on the site and that generally Glenmore Lodge is geared towards adult residents. We are not able to provide entertainment and directly supervise the young people throughout the evenings, but staff are available 24 hours to deal with problems.

Glenmore Lodge holds a current Adventure Activities License.

CONTENT

Meeting your instructor on the first morning provides an opportunity to discuss your experience and aspirations enabling the instructor to plan the program around the main topics to be covered.  Some of these are:

  • core rock climbing skills such as movement on rock and belaying both leader and second (including holding falls and lowering).
  • Tying into multi – point anchors both in reach and out of reach using the rope alone.
  • Using rock climbing protection equipment such as nuts, hexes and camming devices and assessing the efficacy of the placements.
  • Developing decision making skills.
  • Setting up a retrievable abseil

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date29/07/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£755.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Instruction

Use of kit

Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day

In-course transport

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

Bed in en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts

Breakfast and dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)

Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge

Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

You are welcome to use your own equipment however Glenmore Lodge has a large, and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment from which you can pick and choose items for your course. Your instructor will want to check that any personal equipment is appropriate for the activity.

If you are thinking about buying equipment but are not too sure what to get we would advise you to come and try our equipment and then make your purchases after the course. We have a range of most equipment items you can try during the course and there is advice on hand from other students as well as the staff.

GLENMORE LODGE CAN SUPPLY:

Waterproof jackets and trousers
Leather Boots
Climbing Shoes & harness
Helmet
Day & Expedition Sacs
All emergency group kit including ropes.
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES.

Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.

Informal clothing for leisure wear
Warm outdoor wear
Insulating layers – at least one mid weight and one warm fleece layer
General trekking trousers are recommended, not jeans though.
Thick socks (several pairs)
Spare fleece/insulated jacket
Hat & gloves
Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags
Water Bottle
Box or bag for packed lunch.
Blister kit/ small first aid kit
Personal toiletries & medications (towels are provided)
Suncream – you just never know!
Spare towel

 

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