Brand new to climbing, don’t worry we all were once. Lots of our members started climbing with the club. Email our new members person firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll arrange for someone to meet you at one of our meets so you can have a go. You don’t need any specialist gear we can lend you what you need if climbing outdoors, or you can hire it cheaply at a climbing wall. If you like it we suggest you go on a short course to learn the safety bits and basics with a local instructor, this ensures you get the latest best practice and will give you the key skills so you can climb with anyone in the club. Don’t worry they’ll help you if you forget.
Nuts4climbing are offering 25% off introductory courses for TWMC members, that saving alone is worth the membership fee, and then there is the 15% off in cotswold on all your kit, contact email@example.com to join the fun.
So you’ve been climbing indoors and now you want to try it outdoors, you may have done an indoors to outdoors course with a climbing wall but its not necessary. Top roping and sport climbing are largely the same outdoors as indoors, but don’t expect to immediately climb at the same grade outdoors. It will take a while to adjust to outdoor climbing, the holds aren’t brightly coloured so finding them can take a bit longer and it will feel a bit more exciting but you’ll soon get used to that. We also have a number of people who have learned to climb placing protection as you climb, this is called “trad” climbing. This involves placing protection into cracks to protect yourself instead of clipping in to bolts. There are quite a few things to learn for this and we recommend people to attend a course to cover these, especially the important safety points. The club has organised “learning to lead” courses with top instructors in the past when there has been a couple of people wanting to learn at the same time. We have also had people “learn on the job” and supplement it with books and DVDs.
TWMC is a great place to expand your climbing horizons, email our membership person firstname.lastname@example.org and pop along to one of our meets.
You know the ropes, you’ve got a climbing partner, why join TWMC? There are still lots of benefits to being a TWMC member. You get BMC membership which gives you a whole heap of benefits, the TWMC also gets 15% discount in Cotswold (that alone could cover the cost of your membership). You also get a heap of new climbing partners, advice and knowledge and access to the club library. Club trips with good rates to stay in huts and socials and slide shows. And all that for less than a pint, or glass of wine per month.
Email our club membership person email@example.com and they’ll give you all the details.