Perse climbers get to grips with Peak District

Perse Foundation Climbing Club members enjoyed a steep learning curve during their trip to the Peak District.

They began their adventure by visiting the Awesome Walls climbing complex in Sheffield, where they received instruction on a massive 18-metre high wall with varied grades of climb, allowing them to brush up on belaying as well as the finer points of their climbing techniques.

The climbers explored Higger Tor to round off their first day before getting to grips with the famous Peak District gritstone the following morning, transferring what they had learned on the indoor wall to a rockface.

Perse outdoors pursuits instructor Kieron Taylor, who led the trip, said the pupils had relished putting their skills into practice.

He said: “Over the day, students climbed various routes and showed improvement throughout, all with a stunning backdrop provided by the national park.

“The weekend proved a big success with both the climbing and the weather delivering.”

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