This is an experiential abseiling course, designed to allow you as many descents as possible. The focus is on developing good abseil technique, safe practice, personal confidence, and having fun.
The abseiling day commences with an introduction to the instructors and a general safety briefing. Then you are given a short overview of the equipment used during the program, a demonstration on how to fit your personal gear as well as abseiling techniques and further specific safety points. The high instructor to participant ratio (1:8) ensures the safety and quality of your experience throughout the day. You are then closely supervised through a mock descent in which you learn about attaching to and disconnecting from the rope, safety calls, and the back-up braking procedure. Then it's off to the nursery slope for your first abseil. As your confidence and skills develop under the encouraging direction of the instructors, you'll move on to more vertical and higher rock faces. Our aim is to help you develop the confidence to tackle the main face (approximately 50 metres) by the end of the day. Those of you seeking a further challenge may wish to attempt the exhilaration of forward run downs, (abseiling face first down the cliff).
During the 1 October – 31 March this experience begins at 7am and concludes at 2pm
During 1 April – 30 September this experience begins at 8am and concludes at 3pm
The experience is only available these dates: 16 Jan, 7 Feb, 6 Mar, 9 Apr, 1 May, 21 May, 11 Jun, 10 Jul, 30 Jul, 20 Aug, 11 Sep, 1 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec
Minimum of 6 participants are needed for this experience to go ahead; maximum of 20 participants per session. Instructor(s) will be supervising at all times.
Unless you hear otherwise, assume the program will run. The weather will be closely monitored prior to and during the day so that participants are assured a safe and comfortable day. In the event of a cancellation, the experience will be rescheduled for a later date.
Wear something that will protect your limbs and enable you to move freely – the abseiling takes place in a quarry, so your clothes will get dirty.
Please bring: packed lunch, snacks, at least 2 litres of water, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, rubber band to tie back long hair, comfortable footwear (runners or boots), rain jacket, thigh to knee length, camera, retainer strap for all glasses and sunglasses + spares if you depend on them.
The minimum age is 12 years, however participants under 15 must be accompanied by a paying adult. No previous experience is necessary as full tuition will be given. Professional instructors will be at hand at all times to ensure correct safety procedures.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.