Open to those who can already top-rope belay (or more!)
People new to outdoor climbing welcome
Your must have your own Harness, Helmet, Shoes, Belay device (or more!)
Bringing cake to share encouraged.
Key organiser: Antonio and Outdoor Thursdays team
You must sign up every week before Wednesday Midday
You must let us know ASAP if you can’t make it. Signing up when you can’t come will prevent other people from climbing.
What type of climbing can I do?
When you sign up, you’ll be asked what type of climbing you prefer – generally sport or trad, or you might not mind.
If you just top-rope belay right now (like you do indoors), it doesn’t really matter which you choose.
We can’t always guarantee that you’ll be given your preference but we will try. There will always be at least a trad group, there might not be a sport group unless enough people want to do it that week.
Can I sign up if I don’t belay yet?
If you don’t know how to lead belay, don’t worry. There will be opportunities to put the skills you have to use, and learn new ones.
If you’re new to climbing and don’t belay at all, we would ask that you come to an “indoor welcome” session at Parthian Manchester first (Wednesdays).
What will I need to bring?
To climb outside you will need at least:
– A harness
– Climbing shoes
– A helmet
– A belay device (recommended)
If you have other equipment – ropes, trad gear, guidebooks – bring them too.
Where will I be climbing?
Somewhere in the Peak District / local to Manchester. There are a few crags we choose from each week, generally that have a short walk in. We don’t decide where each group is going until sign up closes though.
OK great, I’ve signed up – what next?
Sign up closes on Wednesday lunchtime for climbing the following evening.
You will be allocated a group based on your skills, location and the type of climbing you have said you’d like to do. We also try to keep people together if they have someone they would prefer to climb with.
On Wednesday afternoon / early evening, you will be sent a facebook message with the details of the climbing group you have been put in, and which crag to go to.
It is up to the people in the group to arrange the time they are meeting, and what skills each of you have. You might know people in your group, you might not. Communication is key to making good arrangements.
Who do I ask if I have a question?
If you have a question about your group, or arrangements for the evening, post it in your group chat.
If you have a private question, please send Antonio message and he will help you.
What do I do if I have a problem / can no longer come?
If you have an emergency on the evening of climbing and can not longer make it, please communicate this in your group chat.
Please don’t sign up for climbing unless you are committed to coming though. People dropping out at the last minute can be disruptive to the other people in the group.
What happens if it rains?
It’s the UK, could happen. Each group is responsible for deciding if they still want to climb if the weather turns. There are skills you can still do in wet conditions. Or the group might decide on a hike if it’s really too wet. Decide amongst yourselves.
So, I climbed on Thursday – what next?
After the evening’s climbing, you will sent a feedback form to complete, and asked to post any pictures that you took to the Climbing Clan Facebook page.
And then, we will create a new event, and ask you to sign up to do it all again the following week!