Nottingham Climbing Centre launches Friends and Family sessions

A venue in Nottingham is looking for people to reach new heights in 2019 and learn some ropes with family and friends.

The programme at Nottingham Climbing Centre has been specially designed as a New Year kickstarter, which will teach the basics of climbing, improve fitness and encourage even the most cautious to have a go and build their confidence.

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Centre owner Keith Harrison said “we are all so busy these days that it’s sometimes hard to take time out and enjoy ourselves with the people that matter most. This programme caters for all ages and abilities, making it ideal for anyone wanting to try something different this year. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never climbed before – you can come along with your friends or family and learn together at your own pace”.

Each two-hour session will be held by an experienced coach, who will be on hand to teach the essentials of indoor climbing. Members can expect to learn a whole range of skills, including footwork, balance, belay, ropework and use of hand-holds and will work towards becoming competent climbers.

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“We want to spread the word that climbing is lots of fun” added Keith Harrison. “It’s a fantastic alternative if you’re looking for something healthy to do as a family but your children are too young to go to the gym, or the weather is too bad to be outside. We want to see lots of Mums and Dads learning and climbing with their children, or even their own parents!” It’s not just for families though, this course is suitable for all ages and is a perfect substitute for anyone doing Dry January: instead of popping down to the pub with your friends, why not come and try climbing together?”

Sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons between 3pm and 5pm, with the first starting on 13th January 2019 and then throughout the year. The full course costs £20, plus the usual entry fee of £8 for adults and £5 for children but people can book in for one session initially, if they’d like to give it a try without committing to the whole 6 weeks.

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The Nottingham Climbing Centre can be found in New Basford, on the site of the original Noel Street Swimming Baths. For more information please visit https://tinyurl.com/ybgezrpz