IOG Avid Climbing Induction Course – Saturday 5th January 2019

Text contributed by Glenys; pics by Pete.

On Saturday afternoon, we met up at the Avid Indoor Climbing Centre near The Havens, Ipswich. Climbing shoes were provided, and a cafe serving cake looked inviting. We then took turns to climb. The floor underfoot was deep sponge, so falling would be cushioned.

After getting ‘stuck’ clinging on the handholds we were taught to move our centre of gravity to balance so we could release our grip on one hand or foothold to edge upwards or sideways.

It looked much easier when the experts did it!

Very enjoyable and fun session. We are now qualified to take up to 2 novices next time!