Blagss Rock Climbers meet regularly at the High Sports Climbing Wall in Withdean Sports Complex. Climbers of all abilities (including beginners) are welcome to join us and we tend to climb on Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings.
All of our climbs are organised using our WhatsApp group to ensure that we have the right number of people for climbing and belaying. This also has the advantage that you can arrange your own climbs with other Blagss members. You can email the organisers to be added to the group.
If you are a beginner, then you need to learn how to climb and belay safely before being allowed to climb independently. This involves instruction and passing a safety test administered by the climbing centre. If you want to do this quickly, you can sign up to 'Rock Start' courses directly at the centre. They cost £25 each and you can expect to pass your test after 2-3 sessions. Alternatively you can join the WhatsApp group and subject to availability, Rob or Alex, the sports coordinators, will supervise and train you for your safety test for free.
Rock climbing is a new group setup in January 2019 by Rob Macey and Alex Marmo. We're hoping it goes from strength to strength. In due course we will arrange socials and excursions to other indoor walls and also trips for outdoor climbs. We look forward to meeting you!
Rob & Alex.