Real Rock club

Taking the 'climbing wall' outside

This is a new way for indoor climbers to experience climbing on real rock under the supervision of an instructor without having to pay the high rates normally charged for real rock tuition.

On each day we will pick a different venue suitable for top rope climbing and our instructors will set up a series of top ropes which you can use just as if you were at the climbing wall. We will be on hand to point out any extra safety requirements that the real rock may present and give top tips to enable you to get the most out of the day. Just as at the climbing wall you can turn up for all or part of the day and equipment hire will be available (advance booking only). Participants on the day will need either to be members of Bournemouth climbing wall or able to pass a membership assessment on the day i.e. put a harness on, tie in to the end of the rope and belay another climber safely.

The day costs just £8 if booked in advance or £10 on the day plus kit hire if required. NB Helmets are strongly advised for outdoor climbing due to the increased risk of rock fall these can be hired if booking in advance.

We will also be offering Bespoke Real Rock Tuition on the day as well. This can cover any thing from how to set up top rope climbs outdoors to learning to lead on Trad or sport climbs plus many more. This will be chargeable by the hour at a cost of £15 per person per hour discounts may be available for larger groups.

 We plan to run one day a month on the 3rd Sunday of the month throughout the summer. The Dates and venues are as follows;

Open courses

  • 17th June - Winspit - Swanage Book Now
  • 15th July - The Cuttings - Portland Book Now
  • 19th August - Hedbury Quarry - Swanage Book Now

For more information ring Jon on 07809 140466.

Alternatively organise your own group, minimum group size 2 maximum group size 10. Contact Jon on 07809 140466 or email jon@bournemouthclimbing.co.uk for more details, availability and prices.

Further details about each venue will follow on the web site and Facebook page closer to the event. If you have any questions in the mean time please contact Jon Wilson on 07809 140466.