Rock Climbing

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Climbing

Learn to climb on some of the best cliffs Wales has to offer on our RIPNROCK Rock climbing sessions!

Take in the beauty of the Gower coastline, or the dramatic Welsh valleys from a new perspective! Learn rock climbing skills, like different hand and foot placements to make your climbing smooth and efficient, belaying and tying knots.

To end the day, you can get your heart pumping by giving abseiling a go.

For a real sense of adventure, we can combine climbing skills with our abseil adventure experience where you get to explore the Gower cliffs in intimate detail.

Our climbing sessions are half days and we can tailor the session to meet your needs if you’ve never climbed before and just want to give it a go and have fun, or perhaps you’ve dabbled in a bit of climbing and want to try something a bit more challenging, we can make it happen!

With our highly experienced and knowledgeable guides, we can to take you to the best spots Gower and the Welsh Valleys have to offer. Let your adventure start with us!!

Our Gower sea cliff climbing venues are approximately 20-30 minutes from Swansea City center alternatively our Glyneath valley crags are a 30min drive North of Swansea CC.


ROCK CLIMBING FAQs
Q. Do you provide the kit? A. Yes , we provide you with a harness and helmet.

Q. What should I wear? A. Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting scuffed or potentially torn agaisnt the rocks. Walking boots/shoes are ideal or trainers as a second option. Some of the paths can be wet and slippery. Dress for the weather! It’s always cooler and more breezy by the coast, so warm layers, hats and gloves and waterproofs if the forecast is anything less than hot and dry!

Q. Do we need to bring anything? A. Yes, you will need any medication (asthma pumps, EPI pens) If it’s sunny, make sure you’ve put sun lotion on, you can bring it along if you burn easily. You are welcome to carry your own drinks and snacks. We don’t stop the session for a food break, so eat well before hand.

Q. Do I need to have any experience, can I skip any bits? A. The majority of our customers are complete novices. If you’re really not feeling it, then you don’t have to do anything but our giudes will tailor the climbs to suit your ability.

Q. Do I need to be fit ? A. A reasonable level of fitness is required. The session is approx 3 hrs long, plus the walk to and from the venue. So it’s a good 4hr day in the outdoors getting the adrenaline pumping! You’ll certainly sleep well that night!

Q. Do you have age limits? A. 6yrs old is the youngest. No older age limits apply. If you have any littler ones, they are welcome to have a little try free of charge.

Q. What if the weather is bad? A. We’ll still go ahead in the rain, so please be prepared for this. If we do have to cancel due to dangerous stormy weather, then an alternative activity will be offered. If we cannot provide you with an alterrnative, you will receive a full refund.

Q.Can I take pictures? A. Yes you are welcome to take pictures, this will be at your own risk. Feel free to ask the guides to get shots of you too.

Q. Can I spectate if I don’t want to take part? A. Yes. Our climbing venues are great for spectators to watch close by. This will be entirely at your own risk and you will not the resposibilty of the guide. The coastal paths that we take to get to the venues are of uneven terrain and approx 30mins walk to and from the carparks.

Q. Can I bring my dog? A. Yes, well behaved can come along. We love dogs at RIPNROCK!  Please be preppared that they may need to be kept on a lead to walk to the venues, and also if other members of the group have a fear of dogs. And ofcourse they’ll need to be cleaned up after.

 

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