Thursday 28 April 2016

5 Climbing walls in 5 days

With winter refusing to die a death and despite a serious need to go climbing I've been happy to be working in a few varied Scottish climbing walls this week. My work has included a Foundation Coach Training, some training on wall rescues and floor walking, a review of paperwork and procedures, a Climbing Wall Award Assessment attending and assisting with another staff training, a Climbing Wall Abseil Module Training and a moderation for NICAS.
There are some great people working in our climbing walls in Scotland, the passion for our sport is tremendous and new walls are opening and they are becoming more professionally established all the time. NICAS is a great way for climbers to enter the sport, the competition scene is healthy, Climb Scotland are offering support to many walls  especially the smaller ones and clubs too. Its a pleasure to work in this part of climbing sometimes and this week was one of those times.
 A new wall about to open
 Some staff training
 What do you see? Observation skills on Foundation coach Training
 Teaching motor skills tasks on FC Training
 Got a problem? No worries the staff can help
 Competent people inspecting PPE
 Running a modern climbing centre
 Personal proficiency on a CWA Assessment
 Knowing about the tools
Preparing for the worst 
 All sorts of walls
 CWAA group abseil setup
 Options for getting yourself back down
 NICAS in action
 Happy, safe, developing climbers
This is what its all about!

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