Rock climbing is a sport for everyone, full of opportunities for young people to learn and grow, from problem-solving to tying knots, from gaining physical fitness to working as a team, from learning to respect the outdoors to learning movement techniques on rock. We facilitate sessions where young people can learn rock climbing skills both indoors and outdoors, benefitting from the great facilities of local indoor climbing walls and classic Yorkshire outdoor rock climbing.
We use local crags during the summer months and indoor centres during the winter. We believe there is a great deal to offer young people learning rock climbing skills indoors and outdoors. Due to the added risk and exposure of the great outdoors, we embed safe practice and skills within all of our sessions. All of our instructors carry qualifications that allow them to give participants plenty of opportunities to practice techniques, gain confidence and learn new skills. We progress young people up a skills and confidence ladder towards becoming independent climbers with the ability to rope climb and boulder indoors and outdoors. If your child starts with us indoors, then we’ll give them a solid foundation of skill to reap the benefits of the outdoors when we get out in the spring. Throughout the summer, we make the most of all weather conditions to build skills and get climbing on classic rock routes in Yorkshire.
Summer Ilkley Cow & Calf/Winter The Climbing Hub – 9:30-12:30 (Saturdays)
Summer Earl Crag/Winter Ermysted’s School – 10:45-12:45 (Saturdays)