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The Climbing Wall

The British Mountaineering Council have two of their GB Paraclimbing Athletes over at the Traverse Wall who will be running facilitated game and workshop sessions on the wall throughout the day.

Both James Rudge and Richard Slocock are qualified Climbing Wall Instructors and are experience climbing coaches.

Sign up on the day for the workshop games sessions at set times, or turn up between the coached sessions for a casual go facilitated by the two athletes too. Suitable for adults and children, this is a chance to learn both the foundation skills required to develop your climbing from a beginner level and also to hone pre-existing skills for those looking to take their climbing to the next level.

The climbing tower will be assisted by outdoor experts and will be running turn-up and climb all day sessions.

Follow the BMC here and follow GB Climbing here

James Rudge is a member of the GB Paraclimbing Team as well as a qualified Climbing Wall Instructor. After many years practising parkour, James decided to start giving climbing a go. Born without the lower part of his left arm,  he began competing in the National Paraclimbing Series. Now he competes internationally for GB. James runs a charity called GRIT Collective, which puts on inclusive climbing sessions for people with physical impairments and learning difficulties. James will also be doing a talk at the BMC stand (opposite the Traverse Wall) at 1pm on Sunday called ‘Climbing is for Everyone’.

Richard Slocock is a visually impaired GB Paraclimber and Climbing Coach. He has competed for GB Climbing at an international level and has his own personal training business. In 2023, he won silver in the Paraclimbing World Championships in the B2 category. Richard will also be doing a talk at the BMC stand (opposite the Traverse Wall) at 1pm on Saturday called ‘Blind Determination’.

Session Time SaturdaySunday
10.00-10.30Bouldering Games with GB Paraclimber Richard Slocock.
This session is especially aimed at children.
Wall Games with GB Paraclimber James Rudge
12.00-12.30Bouldering Games with GB Paraclimber Richard SlocockWall Games with GB Paraclimber James Rudge.
This session is aimed at children.
14.00-14.30Bouldering Games with GB Paraclimber Richard Slocock.
This session is especially aimed at children.
Wall Games with GB Paraclimber James Rudge.
16:30-17:00Bouldering Games with GB Paraclimber Richard SlocockWall Games with GB Paraclimber James Rudge.
This session is aimed at children.