Fundamental Skills Trad. Climbing INFO.
Fundamentals of Traditional Climbing Outdoors in the Hajar Mountains.
- 1,500 UAE dirhamsAED 1,500
- Hajar Mountains
When climbing indoors, or at an outdoor ‘sport’ crag, the leader clips their rope, via quick-draws, into pre-existing bolts. On a bolted route, it is generally safe to fall at any time. Having this high level of safety allows the leader to focus on the physical aspect of climbing up the rock. When trad. climbing, the leader must place their own gear in the rock. To be safe when trad climbing, the leader must focus on finding gear placements and then select the right piece of gear to fit. This adds both a technical and mental aspect to the route. With a good understanding of trad climbing skills, you can branch out from the indoor walls and sport crags to reach unique places that would otherwise be inaccessible. Learning to trad climb is similar to learning to drive a car. It takes time, effort and commitment. It can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing, or very safe once you become competent. So, learn the skills and practise them safely with our instructor as you build your confidence and skill set. It is important to learn how to place trad gear well before you lead anything. We will coach you through using the equipment, placing and removing each size and type of gear and setting up safe systems to bring up your second. The fundamentals of placing gear are easy to learn. But recognising subtle constrictions in cracks and maximising rock-to-nut surface contact is an art only learnt through experience. Practise makes perfect! It's important to develop the ability to adapt your trad skills to suit situations. Being able to solve problems quickly is a vital skill which can only be learnt through experience and guidance from our highly experienced instructor. These fundamental skills are taught over a number of sessions that progressively build up your skills to get you comfortable lead climbing outdoors. We will provide all the technical equipment, helmets, ropes, harnesses. All you need are your climbing shoes, plenty of food and snacks fo the day and lots of water to keep you hydrated. Remember to fully charge those phones for those all important selfies as we progress through the course.
**Booking, Cancellation, and Attendance Policy** 1. **Course Duration and Timings:** - Single-day activities vary in duration: approx. 3 hours (introductory), approx. 4-5 hours (intermediate), approx. 5-7 hours (advanced). - Workshops span 2 days,. - Certified courses are 4 days (usually 2 weekends) with 4 online sessions in the evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm. - All activities commence at 7 am. 2. **Booking Advance Notice:** - All participants are required to book at least 24 hours in advance before the scheduled activity or course start time. 3. **Instructor-Client Ratio:** - Each session will have 1 fully certified instructor for every 10-15 clients. This will depend on the activity and the location taking place. 2 instructors may sometimes be required for certain activities. 4. **Booking Window:** - Participants can book as soon as the activity or course becomes available. 5. **Payment Method and Timing:** - Only online payments are accepted, and each participant must book and pay 24 hours before the activity or course. 6. **Cancellation and Rescheduling:** - Participants must provide a minimum of 48 hours notice to cancel an activity or course. - No refunds are issued; instead, rescheduling to the next available date for that same activity or course is allowed. - Failure to attend the rescheduled activity date renders the booking place unavailable to the participant. Any and all refunds will not be permitted. 7. **Minimum Participation Requirements:** - Single-day activities require a minimum of 4 participants. - Certified RAKTDA courses require a minimum of 3 participants. - Skills workshops require a minimum of 1 participant. 8. **Cancellation Reasons and Evidence:** - Any nonattendance must be supported by evidence. - Medical reasons require an official, stamped, and authorized medical note from a registered UAE doctor. - Lateness, social engagements, or non-medical reasons are not considered valid for rescheduling without 48 hours notice. 9. **Medical Questionnaire and Health Considerations:** - All participants must complete a medical questionnaire. - Participants must have sufficient fitness and health to attend their chosen activity. - If fitness or health is in question, an official medical note is required to confirm eligibility. 10. **Attendance Tracking:** - Attendance is based on the number of participants present at the scheduled start time. - Participants arriving late are issued a warning and allowed no more than 10 minutes maximum. - Exceeding the 10-minute limit without providing 48 hours' notice is considered a no-show with no rescheduling or refund. Please read and understand this policy carefully before booking. We are committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. Your cooperation with these guidelines is greatly appreciated.