Everybody has to start somewhere and the Club organises training sessions and special trips (often on a mid-week evening at Snailbeach, although training venues do change depending upon the activities involved) to allow novices to learn the necessary skills without pressure.
Due to the vertical nature of most Shropshire mines we mainly use Single Rope Techniques (abseiling and prussiking) to access them. Experienced Club Members are always willing to teach these skills and advise on the necessary personal equipment to new members.
As SRT equipment is expensive the club has a few sets of equipment that can be lent to beginners during training sessions and for the first few trips.
Practicing the placement of bolts and hangers
Send an e-mail to:
scmc.secretary followed by @ then factree.org.uk
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