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  • Lake District Outdoor Pursuits Centers
    CLIMBING Outdoor Pursuits Centres and Training Outdoor Pursuits Centres and Training AscentTraining Disclaimer Climbing Fell Walking Mountaineering Cycling Mountain Biking Watersports and other Activities can be extremely dangerous and can result in permanent disability or even loss of life Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own involvement and Lake District Let s Go can not be held responsible Always

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  • Lake District Activitites Climbing Walls
    don t teach you how to place and use protection techniques for climbing outdoors on the crags it is recommended that you seek advice and guidance Please Check with Establishment before attending to see if any alterations have been made to the Opening times and the attraction itself Disclaimer AMBLESIDE Ambleside Charlotte Mason College LA22 9BB Tel 015394 30210 Opening Times Closed Weekends 10 00am 10 00pm You are advised to contact them the wall is used by various groups throughout the day Suitable for teaching groups single pitch techniques excellent bouldering and training facility for the individual with specialist matting BARROW IN FURNESS Park Leisure Center Greengate Street Barrow in Furness LA13 9DT Tel 01229 871146 Opening Times Monday to Friday 9 00am 9 00pm Saturday to Sunday 9 00am 6 00pm 9m high lead wall and bouldering wall 60sq metres of wall surface Courses are available CARLISLE The Sands Center The Sands Carlisle CA1 1JQ Tel 01228 527565 Opening Times Monday to Sunday 9 30am 9 30pm 7m leading top rope wall and moulded bouldering section Courses are available COCKERMOUTH Cockermouth Sports Centre Castle Gate Drive Cockermouth CA13 9HD Tel 01900 823596 Opening Times Monday to Friday 9 00am 10 00pm Saturday to Sunday 9 00am 5 00pm 6m High Block with the emphasis is on traversing and bouldering for training Courses are available KENDAL Lakeland Climbing Centre Lake District Business Park Mint Bridge Road Kendal LA9 6NH Tel 01539 721766 Website Opening Times Tuesday to Friday 10 00am 10 00pm Saturday to Sunday 10 00am 7 00pm Bank Holidays 10 00am 7 00pm Kendal Wall can be found in huge building and you will find lead and top rope walls from the 18 5m big wall to small ones separate bouldering sections learning facilities are available refreshments

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  • Climbing Safety
    on your own or with a group it is good practice to leave a rough outline of your proposed route and the expected time you will return Always inform the person when arrived back to avoid the Mountain Rescue being called out LEARN TO USE A MAP AND COMPASS EFFECTIVELY Many accidents in the hills are caused by poor navigation GET A LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST The mountains and the hills make their own weather and the conditions can change within seconds Always get a forecast for the area you intend to climb in and seek advice from the locals this advice can be sought at the local outdoor shops in the area WEATHER FORECAST FOR CLIMBERS KNOW THE BASIC OF FIRST AID If something goes wrong or come across someone whom requires help whether you are close to home or a distance away it is good practice to know the basic knowledge of first aid KNOW YOUR OWN ABILITIES AND EXPERTISE AND YOUR PARTY Always plan your routes according the abilities of your party and yourself and the expected conditions Also allow time for breaks in your planning and daylight time BE AWARE OF THE SURROUNDINGS Always keep your eyes on the weather companions looking at your route map book to pinpoint features to establish where you are on the crags and also when walking back after the climb TAKE EXTRA CARE DURING DESCENT The vast majority of accidents happen during descent has you to tend to relax and come oblivious to the surroundings you are in HAVE SOME IDEA OF EMERGENCY PROCEDURES You should know how to call out a mountain rescue team Mobile Phone In the UK dial 999 and ask for the police giving details of where you are nature of the problem names and they will

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  • Climbing Links
    and advice If you would like to be included in one of the category s on this page or another category to be added please Contact Us Due the ever changing web sites and pages please inform us if you find any broken links L inks To Organisations Training BMC British Mountaineering Council MLTB Ramblers Association British Mountain Guides Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre Mountain Bothies Association Links To Manufacturers Outlets Rock Run Cotswold Field Trek Outside George Fisher Ellis Brigham The Adventure Centre Snow Rock Boreal Wild Country Marmot DMM Patagonia The North Face Salomon Scarpa Lowe Alpine Mountain Equipment Mountain Hard Wear Sprayway Berghaus Rohan La Sportiva Brasher SealSkinz Beal Ropes Stone Monkey HB Five Ten Petzl Recreational Equipment Inc Mammut Montane Performance Clothing Links To Outdoor Pursuits The Rock Outdoor Adventures Coniston Tel 01229 716052 Links To Mountain Rescue Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team Links To Climbing Walking Clubs Christian Rock and Mountain Club Bromsgrove Redditch MC Cambridge University MC Chamois Mountaineering Club The Climbers Club Fell and Rock Climbing Club Leeds Mountaineering Club London Mountaineering Club Manchester University Mt Club Oxford Mountaineering Club Garstang Lakeland Club SMC Scottish Mountaineering Club The Alpine Club Links To Climbing Walls Kendal Climbing Wall The North West Face Climbing Wall The Foundry Keswick Indoor Climbing Wall The Rock Face The Edge The Leeds Wall Links To Magazines Books High Magazine Trailwalk Climbing Magazine The Fell Rock Climbing Club Climb High Rockfax The Climbers Club Cordee Links To Other Sites of Interest Chris Boningtons Ice Climbing in the Western Alps Yosemite National Park Zermatt Links To Weather Information Met Office Online Weather SAIS Avalanche Information Snowdonia Weather Station Project World Avalanche Information Cairngorm Weather Station and Webcam Disclaimer Climbing Fell Walking Mountaineering Cycling Mountain

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  • Climbing Equipment
    make s it a good area to look and compare and help you in your decision Having the best gear and having the most expensive items with all the latest innovation is not going to keep you safe on the crags or in the mountains and the hills What is most important it is the how when and why of their use that matters Behind mountain safety you must understand the basic concepts other words it is not what equipment you use or wear that is important so much as the understanding of why you use it or wear it The equipment and the clothing that is used may have to protect you from a wide variety of conditions and elements for example from falling hopefully not to weather conditions that you may encounter on the crags and mountains The main function of the equipment is to minimize accidents and severe injury so that you can climb in a save environment The general clothing required for crags close to the road are a vest climbing tights climbing trousers fleece jacket and a pair of gloves for belaying to avoid rope burn For more information concerning clothing for the higher crags

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  • Climbing Equipment Belay Devices
    in conjunction with a large screw gate karabiner and with a climbing rope this helps to increase the friction at the point of belay thus stopping the fall or reducing the fall They can either be a Anka Bug Betterbrake Variable Controller and a Cardiac arrester There are normal two 2 slots so that a single or double rope belaying can be used You can also use a Tuber Belay Plate with spring Original belay device and a Belay Plate without the spring Belay plates can also be used to abseil it is advisable to use a descender if you are planning to do big abseils Always check the devices and the karabiner used for any sharp edges thus preventing the rope from being damaged The belayer must be taught correctly how to feed the rope through these devices and what to do if there is a fall Always seek advice from the specialist outlets Disclaimer Climbing Fell Walking Mountaineering Cycling Mountain Biking Watersports and other Activities can be extremely dangerous and can result in permanent disability or even loss of life Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own

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  • Climbing Equipment Chalk
    grip and climbing performance especially on harder grades and where the holds are only small It is recommended to use chalk balls instead of chalk blocks or powder The chalk bag should have a good drawstring to prevent spillage and lined with a fleece material as it makes it easier to coat your fingers Disclaimer Climbing Fell Walking Mountaineering Cycling Mountain Biking Watersports and other Activities can be extremely dangerous

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  • Climbing Equipment Harness
    leg lopes belay loop buckle wide padded waist belt and loops for your gear The harness also has other important uses when belaying in which you fasten yourself to the rock on climbs abseiling in which you make a sliding descent of the rope with the use of a friction device in controlled way There are a number of different harnesses for different aspects of the sport from sport climbing harness for longer routes and full body harnesses There are number of principles that apply to all harness make sure the waist belt is large enough to accommodate extra clothing smaller enough for tight fit when climbing sufficient room in the leg loops for movement enough gear loops for the gear you intend to use and finally the waist belts and leg loops need padding to maintain circulation The price of an harness will start around 30 00 and try to purchase a harness that is simple to use and always purchase from a specialist shop Once purchased always check for wear and tear before you climb with careful attention to any stitching that has worn The harness should be discarded if the tie in or belay points have been

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