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Aspect Mountaineering has shadowing opportunities on the 24th February 2024 @ Bennybeg.

Suitable for RCI trainees or CWA (assessed or trainees) that would like to experience the next level.

If you would like to shadow please drop us a message here on Facebook or 07969 847338 πŸ™‚

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Aspect Mountaineering has shadowing opportunities on the 24th February 2024 @ Bennybeg.

Suitable for RCI trainees or CWA (assessed or trainees) that would like to experience the next level.
 
If you would like to shadow please drop us a message here on Facebook or  07969 847338 πŸ™‚

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I started coaching Lexi & Emily in August of 2023, the first session was at Neilston Quarry. They enjoyed it so much they wanted to become rock climbers and go to a different, higher quarry to practice their new skills... πŸ§—β€β™€οΈπŸ‘

Lexi & Emily can now set up their own belay devices, belay for a lead climber and second for a lead climber. Abseiling is their new skill and like most climbers Lexi & Emily now abseil down from routes they have topped out. πŸ§—β€β™€οΈπŸ‘ Which is totally awesome and mega fun❗️

Website and Facebook has been updated with taster sessions over the Easter Holidays❗️

Link in bio‼️

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1 month ago
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I started coaching Lexi & Emily in August of 2023, the first session was at Neilston Quarry. They enjoyed it so much they wanted to become rock climbers and go to a different, higher quarry to practice their new skills...πŸ§—β€β™€οΈπŸ‘

Lexi & Emily can now set up their own belay devices, belay for a lead climber and second for a lead climber. Abseiling is their new skill and like most climbers Lexi & Emily now abseil down from routes they have topped out. πŸ§—β€β™€οΈπŸ‘ Which is totally awesome and mega fun❗️

I have updated the website www.aspectmountaineering.com & updated the events tab here on Aspect Mountaineering with dates for taster sessions over the Easter Holidays‼️

If you would like to experience rock climbing & abseiling or build upon existing skills❓️Drop us a message here on Facebook‼️

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Can't thankyou enough for the amazing sessions you are doing with these 2πŸ‘ Patient, fun and encouraging them to push themselves to try new things. They absolutely love climbing with you. Kids loving sport is so important. Thanks again πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’•

6 months ago
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Yass! πŸ‘Š A beautifully sunny 🌞 day, an awesome session rock climbing and abseiling πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ at Auchinstarry Quarry with Jenny & John... πŸ˜€

Both Jenny and John had only tried indoor climbing once or twice and they both wanted to get a feel for rock climbing. βœ…οΈ The nerves 😬 showed at first, but once the first route was sent and the first abseil was over. βœ…οΈ The nerves settled and they both relaxed and enjoyed the session. βœ…οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ

We covered the basics of how to second for a lead climber on trad, abseiling with myself backing everything up. βœ…οΈ Both Jenny & John topped-out Access Route Diff***, Anarchist VD and Tar S. βœ…οΈ A good haul of routes and finished off with a well earned ice cream 🍦! βœ…οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

If you would like to experience rock climbing & abseiling or build upon existing skills❓️Drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information‼️

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6 months ago
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Going back to May again and a quick hit πŸ‘Š at one of my favourite crags in the Central Belt region of Scotland, Limekilns with returning client Ellis Evans. πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

These limestone blocks are set in pleasant woodland and provide some excellent climbing on superb rock. βœ…οΈ The aim of this session was to get Ellis seconding on harder routes, and to take Ellis through the skills required to abseil safely. βœ…οΈ Abseiling is often the safest way to descend from Limekilns. βœ…οΈπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

We bagged a good haul of routes before the afternoon monsoon β›ˆοΈ came on, including: Red Flag VS 4c*, Two Ringer VS 4c, One Ringer VS 4c, White Ensign VS 4c** and finished with DT's VS 4c**. πŸ‘Š Awesome climbing! πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€βœ…οΈ

If you like to learn the skills to climb and abseil safely❓️ Drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information‼️

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6 months ago
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Another throwback to early May and a day of many firsts with returning client Ellis and at the time RCI trainee Mary Scott. πŸ˜€

I have been working with Ellis for sometime now, and this was the day Ellis lead her first sport route on-sight! πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈβœ…οΈ We started by using a pre-rigged sling to improvise using a Petzl Connect Adjust to safely thread a lower off at ground level. βœ…οΈ Practiced clipping into quickdraws. βœ…οΈ Then straight into it! πŸ‘ŠπŸ’ͺ Lots of climbing and an on-sight send of every route on The Padlock Boulder! πŸ‘ŠπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈβœ…οΈ

Mary Scott at the time was working towards her Rock Climbing Instructor award and wanted to strengthen her knowledge of sport climbing and to add more variety to her logbook in preparation for her upcoming assessment. βœ…οΈ At first the nerves showed, 😬 sport climbing is not Marys strong point. 😬 But with lots of support from myself and Ellis. βœ…οΈπŸ’ͺ Mary went onto make an on-sight send of every route on The Padlock Boulder as well! πŸ‘ŠπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈβœ…οΈ

For myself, my first visit to The Padlock, its a well bolted crag, good variety of routes and grades with a very pleasant outlook! βœ…οΈπŸ˜€

Sport climbing is a very good way to make the transition from indoor climbing to climbing outdoors. βœ…οΈ If you would like to take your indoor skills outdoors❓️ Drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information‼️

Photo πŸ“· credits Ellis Evans & Mary Scott

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6 months ago
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A quick πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ jaunt with Mary Scott to Loudon Hill, a crag I have not visited in many years. πŸ˜€

The plan was to do a couple of warm up climbs and then attempt one of the crag classics, The Edge VS***. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

The plan was soon scuppered, 🀦 when I realised the upper section of the crag was fully exposed to the strong winds πŸ’¨ blowing on this day and to make matters worse we encountered a few fleeting showers 🌦 making the lichenous rock slippery. πŸ€¦πŸ™„

In the end we topped-out Pulpit Arete S 4a*** and Conclusion Wall HS 4b*, before calling it quits for the day. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Hopefully next time we'll have better luck with the weather! πŸ˜€

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6 months ago
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Yass! πŸ˜€ More climbing and abseiling shenanigans at Auchinstarry Quarry with Ming a TCA regular. πŸ‘πŸ» Ming is a strong πŸ’ͺ indoor boulderer, but has never tried rock climbing outside on real rock and has no rock climbing experience until now. πŸ˜€

Starting off with Access Route D***, the classic beginners route of Starry. Focusing on the basics. βœ…οΈ How to flake a rope and where to flake it in relation to where you would be belaying from. βœ…οΈ Tying in with a suitable knot. βœ…οΈ How to set up the belay device, belay for a lead climber and how to hold a fall. βœ…οΈ Next up was using a nut key to remove protection and rack it on your harness. βœ…οΈ Job done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

We moved on to Anarchist VD, followed by Tar S, gradually building up the skills required to second on trad. βœ…οΈ Once we had gone through all of this we moved on to Scream S 4b a good route, followed by Mister, Ye Can Walk up Roon the Back S. βœ…οΈ All in all, a good haul of routes for someone that has never climbed on rock before! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Descent from all routes was to abseil, at first I set Ming up on what's known as a stacked abseil with myself at the bottom controlling Ming's descent. βœ…οΈ Once Ming got the hang of things we changed this to self-protected abseiling, with Ming fully in control of her descent. βœ…οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Another totally awesome session! πŸ˜€ If you would like to experience rock climbing & abseiling, drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

The Climbing Academy Glasgow ❀️

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6 months ago
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Sunday 20th August and a super fun πŸ˜€ climbing πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ session at Neilston Quarry with this rowdy bunch! πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€

This super keen family group were on holiday in the area and looking to fill in a day before heading off on a sailing adventure around the Scottish Islands. βœ…οΈπŸ˜€

They smashed πŸ‘Š out an impressive haul of climbs βœ…οΈ had loads of fun βœ…οΈ pushed themselves βœ…οΈ and thoroughly enjoyed the experience βœ…οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

If you would like to experience rock climbing and abseiling, drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

Photo credits to Amy. πŸ˜€

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6 months ago
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Another throwback to a sunny 🌞 day in May and a day of much hilarity πŸ˜‚ at Creag Na H-Eighe with Mary Scott and returning clients Ellis & Zoe. πŸ˜€

Both Ellis & Zoe were complete novices when they first came to Aspect Mountaineering πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ, Ellis wanted to experience rock climbing and after the first session way back in January Ellis became hooked on climbing. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ Zoe on the other hand wanted to gain confidence on the rock and in the ropes for an upcoming trip abroad. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ Both Ellis & Zoe are now confident climbers. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

The focus of this day was to put into practice all the skills that Ellis & Zoe have been learning at Neilston Quarry and Auchinstarry Quarry over the winter months. βœ…οΈ How to flake a rope and where to flake the rope in relation to where you would belay from. βœ…οΈ How to set up the belay device, belay for a lead climber on trad and how to hold a lead fall. βœ…οΈ How to remove the protection with the aid of a nut key and how to rack it on your harness. βœ…οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

They both smashed πŸ‘ŠπŸ’ͺ it and topped-out a good haul of routes, including: Heather Wall HS 4c**, Hop, Skip and Jump VD, Wee Arete VS 4c, Woodworm VD*, Jaggy Bunnets S 4a**, Night Owl VS 4c, Raptor's Direct VS 4c* and Aline's Route S 4a**! πŸ‘ŠπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

If you would like to develop your rock climbing skills, drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

Photo πŸ“· credits to Ellis Evans, ZoΓ« Moran and Mary Scott. πŸ˜€

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6 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Aspect Mountaineering has a shadowing opportunity on the 20th August 2023 @ Auchinstarry Quarry.

Suitable for RCI trainees or CWA (trained or assessed) that would like to experience the next level.

If you would like to shadow, please drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information. πŸ‘

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Aspect Mountaineering has a shadowing opportunity on the 20th August 2023 @ Auchinstarry Quarry.

Suitable for RCI trainees or CWA (trained or assessed) that would like to experience the next level.

If you would like to shadow, please drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information. πŸ‘

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#climbing
#scotland
6 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

A throwback to June, with Kim a very competent indoor climber that wanted to experience rock climbing. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

We went through the basics of how to second for a lead climber on trad. πŸ‘πŸ» Lead belaying and how to hold a lead fall. βœ…οΈ Flaking the rope in relation to where you would be belaying from. βœ…οΈ How to remove the protection and rack it on your harness. βœ…οΈ Lots of climbing πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈβœ…οΈ and the really fun part, abseiling βœ…οΈ! πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€

If you would like to experience rock climbing and abseiling, drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

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6 months ago
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A very sunny 🌞 Auchinstarry Quarry yesterday, with long-term client Kathy. It has been a while since Kathy has been out rock climbing, due to caring for a family member.

We went through the basics of seconding for a lead climber on trad βœ…οΈ, followed by lots of climbing πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈβœ…οΈ and abseiling πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈβœ…οΈ to get Kathy back into the swing things. βœ…οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Routes topped-out included: Mister, Ye Can Walk up Roon the Back S, Scream S 4b, Anarchist VD, Tar S and a very dirty Slinky Lizard HS 4b*. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

If you would like to refresh skills or improve upon existing skills βœ…οΈ, drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

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A very sunny 🌞 Auchinstarry Quarry yesterday, with long-term client Kathy. It has been a while since Kathy has been out rock climbing, due to caring for a family member.

We went through the basics of seconding for a lead climber on trad βœ…οΈ, followed by lots of climbing πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈβœ…οΈ and abseiling πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈβœ…οΈ to get Kathy back into the swing things. βœ…οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Routes topped-out included: Mister, Ye Can Walk up Roon the Back S, Scream S 4b, Anarchist VD, Tar S and a very dirty Slinky Lizard HS 4b*. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

If you would like to refresh skills or improve upon existing skills βœ…οΈ, drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

#aspectmountaineering #rockclimbingdevelopmentinstructor #rockclimbinginstructor #coach #coaching #climbing_is_my_passion #climbinglife #climbing #outside #outdoors #challenge #auchinstarryquarry #kilsyth #glasgow #scotlandImage attachmentImage attachment
6 months ago
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Aspect Mountaineering is just back from a super fun afternoon climbing at Neilston Quarry with this duo, Agnes & Karina. πŸ˜€ Both Agnes & Karina have never tried rock climbing before, but they have hillwalking & scrambling experience and Karina has a fear heights. 🫣

The focus of this session was to make it fun and introduce new skills gradually. πŸ˜€ We started off with tying in, flaking ropes and setting up the belay devices. βœ…οΈ Next up was, how to belay for a lead climber and how to hold a fall. βœ…οΈ We moved on to how to remove protection and rack it on your harness. βœ…οΈ Then climbing/abseiling time, the fun part! βœ…οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Karina got off to a shaky start, its a lot to take in, especially if you have a fear of heights! 😬 Agnes found removing the gear difficult. 😬 The first route is always difficult, a little wobbly, its a new experience afterall. πŸ™ƒ Lots of new things to take in and try. πŸ™ƒ Where to stand, what can I stand on, where are the handholds and how to do you get into the right position to maintain balance whilst trying to remove the protection. πŸ€”

Once we got the first route and abseil of the afternoon out of the way, both Agnes and Karina started to relax, enjoy the experience and topped-out a good haul of routes including: VDiff Corner, Crack Corner VD*, Intrusion Line VD, Stephen Slab HS* and finished with the crag classic Willie's Route. Awesome climbing! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

If you would like to experience rock climbing, drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

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6 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Yesterday, Aspect Mountaineering enjoyed a very sunny 🌞 afternoon at Neilston Quarry with sisters Emily, 8 and Lexi, 12. πŸ˜€ They tried rock climbing whilst on holiday, they both really enjoyed it and were super keen to try it again. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Instead of using rigged bottom ropes we went on a mini climbing πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ expedition at my local crag Neilston Quarry. πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€

Lexi learned how to tie herself in, set up the belay device, how to belay for a lead climber and how to remove protection and rack it on her harness. βœ…οΈ Emily learned how to tie a figure of eight and renamed cams, "Pogo Cams". βœ…οΈ A brilliant description! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‚

Both Emily & Lexi topped out VDiff Corner, Crack Corner VD*, Intrusion Line VD, Strawberry Crack S** and Stephen Slab HS*! βœ…οΈπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€ Totally awesome climbing! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

If you would like to experience rock climbing as a family, drop us a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information! Please note, a parent/legal guardian must be present. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Photo πŸ“· credits go to Mum! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

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6 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Earlier this year during a very chilly January πŸ₯Ά, Zoe joined me for an introduction to rock climbing πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ as Zoe wanted to see what was involved with rock climbing in preparation for an upcoming trip to Greece. πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€

In February Zoe returned and this time I introduced Zoe to the skills required to second for a lead climber on trad at my local crag Neilston Quarry. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

We looked at flaking the rope and where to flake the rope in relation to where you would belay from. βœ…οΈ How to tie in, set up the belay device, where to clip the belay device to and how to belay for a lead climber. βœ…οΈ We then moved onto removing the protection with a nut key and how to rack it your harness. βœ…οΈ All essential skills if you want to second on trad. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Then it was climbing time! πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€ Starting with VDiff Corner, Crack Corner VD* and finishing with Intrusion Line VD. πŸ˜€ A nice little haul of climbs with Zoe growing in confidence with every climb completed! πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

If you are preparing for a scrambling trip, perhaps Curved Ridge or the Inn Pinn on Skye? ❓️ Rock climbing can significantly improve your confidence. βœ…οΈ Contact us for availability here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

ZoΓ« Moran

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And then looked what happened!! Ended up 2900M in the air on a grade 3 scramble on one of the largest prominent mountains in Europe πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ§—‍♀️

7 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Early April and a beautifully sunny 🌞 evening at Neilston Quarry with returning client Ellis and bestie Haesel... πŸ˜€ This cheeky duo wanted to experience seconding for a lead climber on trad and topping out a trad route... πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

We looked at flaking the rope and where best to flake the rope in relation to where you would be belaying from. βœ…οΈ How to set up the belay device, belay for a lead climber and how to hold a lead fall. βœ…οΈ Next up was using a nut key to remove protection and how to rack it on your harness. βœ…οΈ Followed by lots of fun climbing, big smiles and laughs...! βœ…οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Routes completed VDiff Corner, Crack Corner VD*, Intrusion Line VD and finishing with the classic Willie's Route S**. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

If you would like to experience rock climbing for the first time or you would like to build upon your existing experience drop Aspect Mountaineering a message here on Facebook or WhatsApp 07969 847338 for further information. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Thanks to Ellis Evans & Haesel Hush McDonald for such a fun evening! πŸ˜€ Thanks to @Mary Scott for the photos! πŸ˜€

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7 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Aspect Mountaineering enjoyed a fun πŸ˜€ packed evening with members of Walk, Run, Cycle East Dunbartonshire at Auchinstarry Quarry yesterday. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

For many members of the group this was the first time they had ever tried rock climbing or abseiling. πŸ˜€πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ Many group members overcame fears such as, the fear of height βœ…οΈ, going over the edge to abseil βœ…οΈ or putting their trust into the ropes. βœ…οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

A huge thank you to all the members of Walk, Run, Cycle East Dumbartonshire for making this such a fun session to host! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

Another thank you to staff member Sandy for all of his help, ensuring things went smoothly πŸ˜€ and to Scott, Alastair, Katie and Colin πŸ˜€ who came along to shadow! πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€ The feedback has been excellent! πŸ˜€

If you would like to experience rock climbing & abseiling πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ as a group or individual drop Aspect Mountaineering a message here on Facebook or 07969 847338 for more information. πŸ˜€

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7 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Going back to a sunny 🌞 afternoon in March at Auchinstarry Quarry with Ann Marie and Mary Scott from Women Climb Scotland... πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Ann Marie, has not been able to climb ☹️ for a little while and wanted to refresh her seconding skills for someone leading trad routes. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

We went through the basics: how to belay for a lead climber βœ…οΈ, how to remove the protection using a nut key βœ…οΈ and how to rack it on your harness βœ…οΈ, then lots of climbing! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

Starting with, Access Route D***, Anachist VD, Scream 4b, and finishing with Mister, You Can Walk up Roon the Back S. A nice haul of routes. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

A very pleasant afternoon with great company. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

Get in touch with Aspect Mountaineering, here on Facebook or via 07969 847338 and let us build a climbing course to suit your needs! πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

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7 months ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Another throwback to a chilly πŸ₯Ά April earlier this year, and the first of my group sessions. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

This session was for a group of friends that wanted a fun πŸ˜€ day, trying something they had never tried before outside. The group opted for a bouldering/climbing session at Bennybeg. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

We started the session with fun games, a classic round of "Tig"... πŸ˜€ Yes, adults are allowed to embrace their inner child... Moving onto "Tunnel Tig"... πŸ˜€ A great warm-up game and a super amount of fun! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

Next up was the "Rock, Paper, Scissor" game on the bouldering wall at Bennybeg...πŸ˜€ The game involves dividing the group into two small teams. One team at either-side of the wall. Each team member takes it in turn to traverse the wall, when they meet, they play "Rock πŸ‘Š, Paper 🫸, Scissor ✌️, Shoot πŸ‘†"! The loser ☹️ then drops of the wall and the winner πŸ˜€ continues until they encounter the next opposing team member. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€ The winning team is decided by whoever moves the rope rope protector to the opposite teams starting point. Lets just say, things got a little competitive...! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€

Following on from the warm up games and bouldering we started the climbing. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€ We rigged a selection of routes on Sector 1 of Bennybeg for the group to try including: Route 2 4+*, Bill and Benny the Flower Pot Men 3**, Bennydorm 5* and Bennydorm 5*. πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€ For those that wanted a bigger/higher challenge we set up a rope on Sector 2 the higher of the walls at Bennybeg. πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€ The entire group smashed them! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€

It was a super fun day with a super fun group! πŸ˜€ If this is something you would like to try with a group of friends. Get in touch here on Facebook or 07969 847338 for more information! πŸ˜€πŸ’ͺπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ Aspect Mountaineering provides all equipment needed to enjoy a super fun day climbing.

Photo credits to Ellis Evans

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