I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dale as our new Climbing Assessor. Dale, who is a qualified climber, can now assess leaders in all aspects of climbing both on artificial and natural faces.
Last week saw a number of leaders at Hot Rocks who have been climbing indoors and out for the last couple of years do a short revision course, next week will be the same and the week after there will be a short assessment and then, following the assessors recommodations I can issue a permit.
In the warmer months Dale can assess suitable leaders on approved crags. At long last and well overdue we can take our young people climbing. For those leaders without climbing skills we hope to run some beginners courses soon. Dont expect to be able to scale the North Face of the Eiger with the training, this is a basic course teaching best and safe practice.
This weekend 3 leaders will complete their Silver National Navigation Award course and hopefully will be presented with their Terrain One and Terain Two permit [hills and mountains] again following a short assessment.