BOOKABLE OPEN KIDS CLUB SESSIONS
Starting 28th August
BOOKING AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW
- from 7 years of age
- bookable as a one off or multiple sessions
- 1 hr low ration sessions
FROM Monday 9th August 2021
- Capacity restrictions removed
- NO Booking for experienced climbers / boulderers
- Social Distancing Removed – replaced by ‘Give People Space’
- MASKS must still be worn whilst not climbing
We will continue to clean as previously and our enhanced ventilation will still be operating
All staff will ask climbers and boulderers to support us in working forward towards ‘normal’ operation
See you all soon
INSPECTION NOTICE FOR MAILLON RAPIDE 8MM LINK
We have received this inspection notice from Edelrid
- WHAT DOES THIS EFFECT?
- The 8mm Maillon Rapide link with the serial number A.19.04
- The link is used in climbing and rope access as a semi permanent connection between other items.
- DO YOU SELL ITEMS LIKE THIS?
- We sell the Edelrid Ohm which has a similar link attached, we have checked our stock and all are ok according to the notice.
- I HAVE PURCHASED AN OHM WHAT DO I DO?
- Check the the serial number A.19.04 on the link attached to your Ohm against the notice in the link above, whether purchased here or elsewhere.
- HAS THERE BEEN AN ACCIDENT?
- No, this was an issue discovered at the factory
EQUIPMENT THAT IS USED FOR SAFETY WITHIN CLIMBING SHOULD BE REGULARLY INSPECTED
IDEALLY INSPECTED BEFORE EACH USE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANUFACTURERS GUIDANCE AND SHOULD BE CLEANED AND STORED ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURERS ADVICE.
WE ARE OPEN
Currently we are open for competent climbers and their guests
We are hoping to open up beginner and group sessions from the 17th May, assuming that the program of easing in Covid levels continues as planned
Kean Junior Climbers Access to Outdoor Climbing and Skills:
Through Climb Scotland’s Real Rock series junior climbers can pick up some of the skills needed to transition to outdoor climbing, full details / criteria / eligibility from the post below and Climb Scotland’s website.
UPDATE Regarding Lockdown 2 (15th April 2021)
We will be opening up on Monday 26th April
We will be running bookable individual sessions as we will be under level 3 restrictions on opening
We hope that these restrictions will be rapidly relaxed and that we will be able to offer the full range of courses / sessions soon, we will update our media as soon as things open up
Sessions can now be booked on the website for:
- Experienced Adult Climbers and their guests
- Junior Climbers signed in by an experienced Adult
We are working on our options for Kids Clubs, Group Sessions and Courses so that we are ready as soon as possible
UPDATE Regarding Lockdown 2 (25th Feb 2021)
In the midst of our 2nd lockdown we hope you are all as well as could be expected.
Back in December we were all under the impression that 3 weeks would be the duration and we could start to re build and open up form there. How wrong we were. From this weeks announcement by the 1st Minister it looks likely we will be under full lockdown until the end of April (around 16 + weeks) and then progress to level 3 restrictions (we are familiar with from November and December) Beyond April we will keep our fingers crossed.
To all members who have been able to support the wall through keeping their memberships going whether for a few weeks or continued; we greatly appreciate your support, and equally understand that many of you may be in as much difficulty as ourselves and are unable to do so.
Our aim has always been to weather this storm and to keep the centre going for the future as near to what you have come to enjoy prior to Covid.
The current situation with AVW:
We have take what support is available from Government, both in grants and loans, unfortunately the grants available have not come close to covering our costs and we have been burdened with large loans and using personal finance to tide us through to opening. the furlough scheme, whilst supporting our staff through the crisis, leaves us at a very low level of staffing to keep up with the inevitable work that has to be continued towards opening.
Whilst we hope you can keep supporting AVW and we appreciate any support, we do not take it for granted and would remind you that you can opt to freeze at any time. We are happy to retro freeze memberships or refund fees if your circumstances have changed.
You can get in contact with Simon about freezing memberships or anything else by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe, keep fit; running seems to be a thing with staff, plus the inevitable finger board sessions, remember your core (yes that means sit ups and buries!) and flexibility.
We will be here to support you with your goals when we open up.
Simon and the Team
UPDATE Regarding Lockdown 2 (19th Jan 2021)
The whole of mainland Scotland was moved to Level 4 (Lockdown) on the 26th December 2020.
This closed all climbing walls.
At the end of December the reopening was forecast for the 18th Jan.
On Tuesday 19th Jan it was confirmed by the Scottish government that the lockdown would remain until at least Mid February.
Hopefully we will get some notice before the lockdown is relaxed; allowing us to work towards reopening the centre.
REDPOINT COMP 2
With us going in to lockdown prior to the end of December, we have made the decision to extend the end date for Comp 2 to the end of January, giving everyone a full month to try the problems.
We have updated the current standings on the comp page, if you still have your results sheet and wish us to add your results just forward a copy to email@example.com and we shall update the spreadsheet.
See you all in the new year,
Lockdown 2 info; as of Dec 26th 2020
The Scottish government is putting the whole of the Scottish mainland into tier 4 (Lockdown) for 3 weeks, starting 26th December.
This means that all Climbing Walls will be shut for the period.
We hope the 3 weeks will pass quickly for us all.
Thanks to all our users who have supported the wall since we opened at the end of August.
MEMBERSHIPS; All members have the option to freeze their memberships during the closed period if they wish. We do however ask you to consider supporting the wall by continuing your membership through the closure if you have the option to do so. Members wishing to freeze should email firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject ‘membership freeze’
Thanks for all your support have a happy Xmas and new year and we will see you next year!
Simon and the team
Results for the Red Point Boulder Comp are on the comp page.