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2 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

10th June 2024 and almost a three week gap between sessions with the energetic duo that is Isaac & Harrison. 😀
Unfortunately Harrison accidently kicked a door 🤦‍♂️ whilst zooming around at home resulting in, Door 1 - 0 Harrison and a badly bruised foot. 🦶
This session at Neilston was a chilled session. The boys helped with the rigging and played some climbing games. No hands on the slab, one handed above the slab and even no hands all the way to the top. ✅️🧗‍♀️😀
Harrison's foot help up with no issues ✅️ and a huge thank you to parents for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀
The summer holidays are here and Aspect Mountaineering has availability. Contact us for further information‼️

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2 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

A showery & cold 🥶 25th May 2024 at Neilston Quarry and session number three of coaching Lexi 12 how to lead on trad. 💪🧗‍♀️
The focus of this session was paying attention to detail and making those little adjustments/tweaking to help improve Lexi's efficiency whilst leading on trad and setting up belays. ✅️ See photo 📷 captions. 😀
A huge thank you to Mum for helping with the belaying and for allowing me to share the photographs. ✅️ Another huge thank you to Lexi for allowing me to second a route she had lead, ✅️ proper proud coach moment. 😀
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2 weeks ago
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12th June 2024 and great to meet up with Ruth a competent indoor boulderer that wanted to experience climbing outside. 😀
Ruth's main concern other than being very nervous, was belaying for someone that is heavier than herself, this is very common and can easily be resolved. ✅️
We started the session playing some fun belaying games, to help settle the nerves. ✅️ Then straight into climbing with myself belaying for Ruth and vice-versa. We looked at a couple of options to help Ruth gain confidence in her belaying. One, is to lower slowly maintaining the same descent rate throughout. This prevents the belayer being pulled forward, ✅️ which you will experience if you lower someone quickly and then try to slow their descent rate. Option two, is to put some twists in the rope to generate extra friction when lowering, this is very simple, effective and perhaps the best way to resolve the issue. ✅️
A huge well done to Ruth for overcoming her fears of belaying for someone heavier than herself. 💪😀
Aspect Mountaineering Head Coach, Andy is a fully qualified Rock Climbing Development Instructor and is fully insured to coach all aspects of indoor climbing, sport climbing and rock climbing at single pitch crags. Contact us for availability‼️

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2 weeks ago
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More from the 20th May 2024, this time with Lexi & Em's. 😀
Lexi is now leading on trad, placing her own gear, setting up belays and bringing Em's up as a second. ✅️💪🧗‍♀️😀
Another brilliant session with further progression, sunset and all wrapped up with Lexi's favourite... A Jaffa Cake Sandwich...! ✅️🍰😀
A huge thank you to Mum helping me with belaying and for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀
Aspect Mountaineering Head Coach, Andy is a fully qualified Mountain Training Rock Climbing Development Instructor, and fully insured to coach all aspects of single-pitch rock climbing. Contact us for further information & availability‼️

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2 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

During my previous session with Isaac & Harrison, I introduced the boys to climbing in parallel and we covered all the skills required to second on trad for a lead climber. ✅️
This session took place on the 20th May 2024, and the focus was all about reinforcing those skills and testing what the boys had remembered. ✅️ Both boys smashed it. 👊🧗‍♀️😀
A huge thank you to parents for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀
Summer holidays are here, if you would like to experience rock climbing & abseiling as a family group, contact us for availability‼️

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3 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

A throw back to the 18th May 2024 with Lexi & Em's and yes, Lexi is now leading on trad! ✅️😀
We have been working towards this for sometime and finally all the pieces are coming together for Lexi and it is all making sense to Lexi about how it all works. ✅️😀
I have been coaching both girls now since August 2023, building up their skills patiently, at a pace that suits them and most importantly keeping it fun. ✅️😀
Both girls can bottom rope belay, and lead belay. ✅️ They both know how to second on trad. ✅️ Through climbing in series we have moved to Lexi building belays and top rope belaying (belaying from the top of the crag). ✅️ To Lexi now leading on trad, ✅️ all these skills have been built up in the correct context, ✅️ this is what has given Lexi at the age of 12 the confidence to do this. ✅️🧗‍♀️💪😀
Super chuffed to have helped Lexi achieve her first outdoor lead. 😀 A huge thanks to Mum for allowing me to share the photo's and helping out with belaying. 💪😀
Aspect Mountaineering's head coach Andy, is a fully qualified MTA Rock Climbing Development Instructor & Development Coach, who can coach all aspects of indoor lead climbing, sport climbing and trad climbing at single pitch crags. ✅️ Contact us for further information and availability‼️

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2nd June 2024 and a brilliant afternoon spent at Neilston Quarry rock climbing 🧗‍♀️ with this group of young people from Monday Night Riders. ✅️ A charity local to Stewarton that engages with young people through horse riding. 🐎😀
A huge thank you to group leader Lorna and parents for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀 Another huge thanks to Ivan & Alex, RCI Trainees that came along to shadow. 👍
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3 weeks ago
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Catch up time, these photographs are from the 22nd May 2024 with returning client Iain at Auchinstarry Quarry. 😀
The focus of this session was to hone Iain's skills as a second on trad. ✅️ We warmed up on Mister You Can Walk up Roon the Back, moved over to Scream and then onto Slinky Lizard. We just topped out Slinky Lizard ✅️ and managed to beat a hasty retreat to the cars before the heavy rain started! ✅️👍🧗‍♀️😀
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1 month ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Another belter of a session with Lexi & Em's at Auchinstarry Quarry on the 11th May 2024. 😀
The focus of this session was climbing in parallel again. Lexi belayed for me leading the route, once I topped out, I brought up Lexi who was being belayed by Em's. ✅️ Once Lexi topped-out, Lexi built the belay and brought up Em's. ✅️ It is definitely starting to come together and Lexi is getting more proficient and confident in her belay building skills. Em's lead belaying is better. ✅️ We made the usual abseil descent for all routes. 🧗‍♀️🤙
A huge thanks to Mum for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀
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We have a shadowing opportunity, Wednesday 19th June 2024 @ Bennybeg from 18.00pm onwards with a small group of adults. Suitable for CWI that would like to experience the next level or RCI Trainee.
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Thank you for all the messages folks, I will be in touch. 😃 There are no more shadowing opportunities on this date.

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1 month ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Looking back to the 7th May 2024 and a trip to TCA The Prop Store with Lexi & Em's. 😀
This session was all about fun and letting the girls experience a difference climbing centre. ✅️ The Prop Store has a cool bouldering wall with many different angles, different styles of boulder problems and a top-out boulder. The auto-belay tower in the roped climbing area, has many different angles and routes of all grades. A dedicated training area and gym, something the girls have not seen in a climbing centre before. Its all pretty cool and will help the girls to develop their climbing. ✅️🧗‍♀️🤙
There was also another reason for visiting The Prop Store. As a Development Coach it is important for me to be thinking & planning ahead. This was the perfect opportunity to speak to the girls and gather their thoughts on entering a ClimbScotland fun bouldering competition. More on this to follow...
Thanks as always to Mum for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀

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Hope you both enjoy the fun boulder comp if you decide to enter!

1 month ago
Aspect Mountaineering

My last session with this energetic duo was on the 13th May 2024 at Neilston Quarry and we covered all the skills required to abseil safely, both Harrison & Isaac smashed it. 👊
Moving forward to the 17th May 2024, the focus of this session was to introduce the boys to seconding on trad. 🧗‍♀️ First up, was giving clear instructions to both boys. ✅️ Belaying for a lead climber and checking they can hold a lead fall. ✅️ How to use a nut key to remove passive protection. ✅️ How to rack the "gear" on their harnesses. ✅️ And lots of climbing, including an abseil descent from all routes sent! 🧗‍♀️✅️
Another awesome session with Harrison & Isaac, a huge thank you to parents for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀
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1 month ago
Aspect Mountaineering

May has been a busy month for me, with lots going on. These photographs are from the 13th May 2024 with Lexi & Em's, two girls I have been coaching for sometime now. 😀

The focus of this session was on building trust between Mum & daughter Lexi and for Mum to gain more confidence lead belaying for daughter Lexi. ✅️ This is something most parents find terrifying at first, there is a lot to learn and take in. Anticipating when Lexi is going to move, reading body language and anticipating when Lexi is going to need rope to clip ✅️ are just some of the things Mum is going to need to learn to become competent and most importantly relaxed whilst belaying for daughter Lexi. ✅️🧗‍♀️😀

Mum smashed it 👊! More to follow 🤙!

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2 months ago
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We have a last minute shadowing opportunity, Sunday 2nd June 2024 @ Neilston Quarry from 11.00am onwards with a small group of young people. Suitable for CWI that would like to experience the next level or RCI Trainee.
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We have a last minute shadowing opportunity, Sunday 2nd June 2024 @ Neilston Quarry from 11.00am onwards with a small group of young people. Suitable for CWI that would like to experience the next level or RCI Trainee.
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2 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Another little throwback, this time to the 4th May 2024 with Lexi & Em's at Windyhill Quarry & Woods. A fantastic little urban bouldering venue near Johnstone, Glasgow. 😀
The girls have been working really hard lately, learning lots of new skills and putting those skills into practice. 👍
The focus of this session was to have fun, without the complications of using ropes. Bouldering is a great way to achieve this. ✅️
Both girls smashed it 👊 and thoroughly enjoyed it! ✅️ A huge thank you to Mum for allowing me to share the photo's. 😀
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2 months ago
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13th May 2024, great to catch up with Isaac & Harrison a super energetic duo after their holidays... 😀
The focus of the session was to introduce the boys to abseiling. During this session the boys practiced using a steep grassy embankment, a "safe environment" to hone their abseiling skills and to practice "stacked" abseiling. Once the boys had it sorted we moved onto doing it for real. ✅️
Both boys helped to rig the abseil rope, both boys attached themselves to the abseil rope, both boys did there own safety checks before abseiling and then totally smashed it! 👊 Two awesome abseilers! 🧗‍♀️
A huge thank you to parents for allowing me to share photo's! 😀
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Steven Lavery Definitely want to do this 😍 maybe later in the year then the In Pinn next year 😁😁 x

2 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Fantastic to meet up with returning client Ming at TCA The Prop Store on the 7th May 2024. 😀
The focus of the session was to set Ming on the road to becoming an indoor lead climber. We started off by learning to clip using a prusik loop with karabiner placed over a handhold. Then we moved on to using the auto-belays, "trailing" a rope to simulate lead climbing in a safe environment. ✅️ Next step, is doing it for real... 🧗‍♀️
A totally awesome session, with good company. 😀
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Fantastic to meet up with returning client Ming at TCA The Prop Store on the 7th May 2024. 😀
The focus of the session was to set Ming on the road to becoming an indoor lead climber. We started off by learning to clip using a prusik loop with karabiner placed over a handhold. Then we moved on to using the auto-belays, trailing a rope to simulate lead climbing in a safe environment. ✅️ Next step, is doing it for real... 🧗‍♀️
A totally awesome session, with good company. 😀
If you would like to learn the skills to lead climb indoors, or learn the skills to lead outside on sport routes with a fully qualified Mountain Training Rock Climbing Development Instructor, drop us a message‼️

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2 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

A throwback to 27th April 2024, with Lexi & Em's at Blantyre Towers an urban sport climbing venue within the Central Belt of Scotland.
The focus of the session was learning to work moves, building sequences, putting those moves and sequences together to complete the route. ✅️ Accepting failure is something we can learn from and helps us to develop as climbers. ✅️ And not forgetting lots of climbing. ✅️🧗‍♀️
Both girls made a successful ascent of Alouette Arete 6a. 💪 Em's worked the starting moves of Alouette Eliminate 6b, with a little variation to get her started. 🧗‍♀️✅️ Lexi completed both routes, after working out the moves and linking the sequences together. 💪✅️
A totally awesome effort from both girls 👊. Thanks to Euan an RCI Trainee that came along to shadow👍. A huge thanks to mum for allowing me to share the photos. 😀
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2 months ago
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22nd April 2024 and another session with these two mini mountaineers, Lexi 12 & Em's 10 at Neilston Quarry. 😀
The focus of this session was to reinforce the learning from the previous session. We were climbing in series again. This gives Lexi the opportunity to build belays and belay from the top of the crag in the correct context. ✅️ Em's gets to practice lead belaying and seconding on trad in a fun safe way. ✅️
Both girls totally smashed 👊 it. We even squeezed in a BBQ expertly supervised by Em's, Lexi got to second Willies Route and we enjoyed sunset from the top of the crag. 🧗‍♀️✅️
A huge thanks to Mum for allowing me to share the photos.
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2 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

I met Barbara (73) & Kinga from the United States sometime ago. Over the years we have kept in touch via WhatsApp and we have become friends. 😀
One of the things I absolutely love about Barbara is her "can do" attitude and willingness to try new things regardless of age. 💪
We enjoyed a chilled out session together 25th April 2024, climbing routes between f4-f6a+. 🧗‍♀️
A huge well done to Kinga, first time indoor climbing and smashed 👊 it. Barbara, you are a Legend 👊!

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