GSN Climbing Club organized a Belay Course over the weekend with a positive response from participants!

Apart from passing on basic knowledge such as knowing your climbing equipment, GSN Belay Course is designed specifically to educate & train new climbers the essential and practical skills of belaying.

Travis, GSN Belay Course Facilitator, explaining on climbing equipment.

 

Because climbing is considerably a new sport here in Penang, it’s crucial that beginners start their climbing career with the right foundation. As such, we see the need to provide a Belay Course for the public. The course is conducted between 3-4 hours by our qualified facilitators that cover theoretical as well as practical exercises.

Instructors demonstrating belaying scenarios.

The course is also designed specifically for participants who would like to join GSN Climbing Club for the Climbing Tour in Kuala Lumpur from the 9th September-11th September with the objective of preparing them to be more ready and confident so that they will be able to enjoy the tour thoroughly. Participants are given practical sessions to learn how to tie essential knots, learn to do a buddy check, learn to belay and catch a fall. It was encouraging to see the participants learning and putting all they’ve learnt into practice and executing them very well! 

Participants learn how to tie different essential knots.

Participants learn how to do buddy check.

It’s always important whether if you’re the climber or the belayer to have the confidence to do what you’re supposed to do. Confidence comes with practice, learning from others and gaining experience. That is what this course offers as well.

Proper practical exercises will take place for participants to be tested.

Participants will learn how to “catch” the climber when there’s a fall so that they gain the confidence to belay well.

GSN instructors will standby at all times to ensure that participants know what to do and not to do as they go through the practical sessions.

GSN Belay Course will be conducted on ad hoc basis. If you’re interested to know more about our climbing services, courses and classes, do contact us.