For the first day of the new Participation Course for Hamoaze House we went Leigh Tor above Ashburton, with 7 people from the Taster day attending. We covered how to put on and tie into a harness correctly, how to belay, and everyone climbed a few routes.
Our Participation Course's run 1 day per week for 8 weeks, and aim to:
Engage clients in regular activity.
Create a supportive and social environment.
Engage clients in “outdoor” activities.
Introduce clients to the climbing world, both the physical activity and to the social groups involved.
Support personal development – trying new things, exploring personal comfort zones, physical exercise, outdoor environment.
Develop personal skills towards becoming an independent indoor climber and competent second.