This is it. It’s what we’ve all been waiting for. The climbing walls are re-opening and it’s time to chalk, crimp and chug some great coffee. To help refresh those essential safety skills before your first session back, check out our new short films.
We headed to Awesome Walls, Sheffield with pro climber and BMC ambassador Steve McClure, GB Climbing Coach Rachel Carr and GB Climbing Team member Billy Ridal. Their mission? To run through the essential pre-flight safety checks – and any Coronavirus adaptations – to get you back up to speed.
BMC ambassador Steve McClure says:
“At last the walls are opening and we can see if three months of fingerboarding has worked. Indoor climbing will be as much fun as it always was, but after such a long break, take a little more time with the safety checks. No need to rush. Don’t ruin your new freedom with a simple mistake. And personally I’ll need a bit more rest than normal anyway!”
What are the essentials? Let’s take a look.
These films were produced by the BMC in collaboration with our partners the Association of British Climbing Walls, Climb Scotland, Mountaineering Ireland and Mountain Training.
Thanks to Petzl for support, Awesome Walls Sheffield for the location, Steve McClure, Rachel Carr and Billy Ridal.