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Let's try indoor rock climbing

Hosted by a member of the Auckland Sports Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 21 Jun 18:30 - 21:00

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One of the men who first climbed the highest mountain in the world was Edmund Hillary from New Zealand.
Where better to try out rockclimbing - but in a safe indoor setting?!

One of the fastest growing sports in the world with fitness promoting exercise coupled with social interaction since you need a partner to 'belay' you. (Belaying is the art of holding the other end of the rope while the climber climbs. The belayer is the person on the ground who controls the rope for the climber and lowers them when they are ready to come back down to the ground.)

If you've never rock climbed before, beware- it can become addictive and gym workouts will never be the same. With rock climbing, you get to master both your body and your mind to overcome different colour coded climbs to reach the top!
They have climbs for all levels from complete beginner to expert in a safe environment where the weather outside doesn't matter!

Speaking to the staff, Friday night is the best time to go since during the week it's packed and even more on the w/e.

In order to make it safe, everyone new to the gym has to do a Protected content (free) introductory belay course to learn how to partner a climber who will literally put their life in your hands - no pressure! With the safest belay devices out there (GriGri's) and excellent instruction, we will be able to partner up and try the excellent choice of climbs in this large 'warehouse' sized climbing gym.

The introduction course is run on the hour every hour so if you've never been before, arriving at 6.30pm will give you time to register, pay and harness up in time for the 7pm course.

Wear what you'd normally wear to the gym but maybe with a warmer layer for when you are not climbing.
Entry is $18.50 and you can hire a harness $5 (mandatory for both climbing and belaying!) and climbing shoes $5 (highly recommended).

If anyone on the night wants a short 'beginners introduction and tips' after their belay course and a few climbs to get comfortable with everything, let me know and I'll do one around 8pm and I'll try and pass on some information both discovered and given to me when I first started climbing indoors!

Hope to see you there!

More info on the website - Protected content