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Introduction to Rock Climbing

  • Dovestone Saddleworth Oldham Greater Manchester OL3 7NE OL3 7NE (map)

UProjects are offering an outdoor rock climbing taster session for beginners and anyone who has climbed indoors and would like to experience climbing outdoors on rock.

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Meeting at the main car park at the lovely Dovestone area, we will start with a steep 30 minute walk up to the gritstone crag that is situated with tremendous views over the Chew Valley and surrounding moorland landscape.

UProjects qualified climbing instructors will set up the ropes on suitable climbing routes and show you the correct and safe use of climbing equipment. There will be an opportunity to climb several different routes and we will be supervising and ensuring you have a safe and exciting climbing session.

We will provide all equipment for the session but you will need to wear suitable clothing for the weather and the climbing session.

Couples and groups welcome, children aged 12+ are welcome with parents.

Limited places.


This event is subject to suitable weather conditions and in the event of bad weather we will reschedule the event.

Further information regarding the activity will be sent to pafrticipants before the event.

Rock climbing is a great way to discover the outdoors, and the wonderful landscape that lies on our doorstep (in our back yard!) 
Building confidence, trust and responsibility are some of the benefits young people will achieve. 
Also a great way to build your team spirit or partnerships. 
Just great fun.

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