Expand your outdoor recreational horizons with a level 1 rock climbing course. This beginner's course provides participants with an introduction to rock climbing. Rock climbing is largely about techique and balance, and participants will be taught basic rock climbing techniques, and can practice moving efficiently on the rock, including on slab, straight faces, nursery boulders and cracks.
Located in the beautiful Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the natural environs enhance the experience and allow participants to climb the existing rock formations.
This course is suitable for most people in good health and includes only limited amounts of activity. Any elements of walking are predominantly on good paths and abseiling or climbing are at an introductory level. Our dedicated and experienced instructors will ensure that you learn and have fun at the same time.
IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, and requires a minimum group size of 4 participants for confirmation.
Located in Borivali, in the midst of the hills, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park provides the perfect natural environment for both novice and experienced rock climbers to hone and perfect their skills. In addition to providing a mix of rock surfaces and terrrain for us to practice, the park is also home to numerous plant and insect species.
Expand your outdoor recreational horizons | Learn the basics of rock climbing including key knots and nursery bouldering | Refine your rock climbing knowledge including the terminology and common jargon | Practice climbing in a serene and natural landscape
Level 1 Beginner
Private or Group
4 to 1
Personal insurance is recommended.
We meet inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park next to the main gate, and get introduced to the team.
The sessions are generally a mix of theory, practical demonstrations and practice.
Today we cover introductory topics like movement and technique including body position, footwork and specific climbing moves such as rockover's, laybacking and jamming, understanding various hand holds, key knots, basic rope work, route description, climbing terminology and grading systems. We also try a bit of nursery bouldering under supervision. Movement and technique on the rock
Body position, footwork and specific climbing moves such as rockover's, laybacking and jamming
Understanding various hand holds and reading smaller routes
Basic rope work
Route descriptions, climbing terminology and grading systems
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
The refund policy for cancellations is specified below:
30 days or more – 90% of the total amount paid
Between 15-29 days – 70% of the total amount paid
Between 8-14 days – 35% of the total amount paid
Between 0-7 days – No refund
Climbing, abseiling or related activity without gear or supervision of our staff is strictly not permitted.
MP3 players, iPods, cell phones, smartphones, and Bluetooth devices are not allowed while climbing, abseiling, top-roping, leading or belaying.
Do not climb directly below other climbers. Wait for you turn to climb or abseil.
Do not intentionally distract climbers or belayers.
Watch out for falling climbers and stand clear of fall zones and swing zones.
No barefoot climbing, hiking or abseiling.
No free soloing.
No running on cliff tops and rock edges.
Keep minimum 5 feet distance from the edge of the cliff at all times.
Do not lay down or sit directly below boulders.
If you spot or belay, stay focused on the climber at all times.
Do not wander off on your own in the wilderness.
Wait for your turn and await our instructors signal.
No eating or drinking while belaying or spotting.
Always perform safety checks before climbing. Check and recheck yourself and your partner’s knots, harnesses, and equipment.
Always use clear climbing commands.
No one is permitted to belay, tie in, mock-lead, or lead climb until they pass Vertical Bug pre-requisites.
Videotaping of any courses or instruction is prohibited.
Consumption of alcohol and/or controlled substances is not permitted at Vertical Bug. Anyone suspected of being under the influence will be asked to leave immediately.
Intimidating, harsh, or violent language and actions taken towards any members and staff will not be tolerated and will result in immediate removal.
Vertical Bug have the right to abort activity temporarily or permanently for unsafe or inappropriate behavior.
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