rope academy

become a top-rope climber

This 3 day (or all day) course has been designed to take you from absolute beginner to confident top-rope climber, giving you the ability to climb at any indoor rope gym unsupervised

On this in-depth course you will learn how to tie in, belay your buddy, catch and take falls, side step common mistakes made by new climbers, learn all the lingo, skills and techniques to help you become a better climber. You’ll have some fun optional home assignments to introduce you to the exciting world of climbing culture

You will also walk away with an Adventuress Academy tips sheet to help you remember everything you’ve learned. Climb on!

what to expect

Duration  3 x 2 hour sessions or a Fast Track 6 hour day

Min/Max participants  2/4

Need help finding another climber to join you? Get in touch

Non-Members Cost  3 x 2hr £100pp / 6hr day £90 

Members Cost 3 x 2hr £85 / 6hr day £75 (Contact to book)

Location London – Staggered sessions are held in N4. 6hr session held in N4 or SE18

Requirements All participants are required to attend each session. No previous climbing experience needed. Must be 18+ 

On this course you will learn 

  • Climbing specific warm up and warm down
  • Top-rope climbing and rappelling/abseiling
  • Belaying your climber
  • Tying into belay and when to use a ground anchor
  • Climbing gear 101
  • Falling and catching falls
  • How to use auto belay
  • Gym etiquette and safety
  • Hold types and lingo
  • How to avoid typical beginner mistakes
  • Climbing techniques to progress quickly
  • Intro to climbing culture


Professionally guided fun sessions led by a Climbing Wall Instructor

Fun optional home assignments (3 week course only)

Take home Adventuress Academy sheet and downloadable PDF

Photo of you looking awesome in your climbing gear

Access to the Adventuress Climbers Whatsapp group and socials

Not included

Entry to the gym

Gear rental from the gym (shoes & harness)

"What I learned in three weeks would have taken me months without this course!"

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Adventuress Ropes Academy

Next course date 6:30-8:30pm every Monday 4th, 11th, 18th of September 2023

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