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Easter activities at Beacon from 05.04.2014... : (31/03/2014)

Looking for something fun to try during the Easter holidays? Visit Beacon indoor climbing centre for an exciting day out for all the family!

 

With spectacular climbing walls up to 17m high, the World's first CrazyClimb installation, a dedicated kids' climbing area, numerous viewing balconies and a superb café with free WiFi, everyone over the age of 2 can enjoy Beacon.

 

No previous experience is necessary to get started and indoor climbing can be experienced on your own or with friends and family. It's the perfect antidote to boring gym regimes for adults and a great way to prove to kids that exercise is actually very exciting!

 

 

Opening Times

 

Beacon Climbing Centre is open 7 days a week: weekdays 10am-10pm and weekends 10am-8pm.

 

 

The World's first CrazyClimb!

 

You may have tried climbing before, but not like this! It's fun, it's weird, it's wacky, it's totally CRAZY! Tackle a wall covered with large purple blobs, try shimmying up a drain pipe, climb aliens by grabbing their nostrils… we've got 12 different challenges to attempt and each one offers a completely different and completely crazy experience! Come and have a go and see if you can complete them all!

 

 

1 hour Supervised CrazyClimb Sessions (advance booking is required)

 

During School Holidays:
Peak: Everyday 10:30am, 12:00, 1:30pm, 3:00pm & 4:30pm
Off-Peak: Every Sunday 4:30pm

These sessions are fully supervised and include a safety briefing prior to the start of the climbing session.

 

Visit our CrazyClimb website page here for a complete overview of our CrazyClimb challenges including pricing information and online booking.

 

 

Indoor Climbing Rocks!

 

Never climbed before except up stairs or trees? Beacon has climbing suitable for all ages with hundreds of different colour coded climbs from really easy to really hard. The aim is to climb up using only the designated coloured holds - like join the dots but way more fun! Choosing the correct sequence of coloured holds and reaching the top provides an unbeatable feeling!

 

 

Get started with an indoor climbing Taster Session! Suitable for anyone from age 5+, these offer great value at £14 per person for 1 hour.

 

1 hour indoor Climbing Taster Sessions (advance booking is required)

 

Every Saturday 12:00 - 1:00pm

Every Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00pm During school holidays only

Every Thursday 12:00 - 1:00pm During school holidays only

 

Visit our Taster Session website page here for the latest dates, pricing information and online booking.

 

 

Kids' Climbing Area (under 6s)

 

Suitable for all children under the age of 6, our low level Kids' Climbing Area offers a variety of exciting climbing challenges surrounded by impact absorbing rubber crumb playground matting and is a really fun way for younger climbers to get involved. Climb up, down and around Tommy the Elephant, climb up and along the colourful low-level traverse wall or hide out in the play house! No specialist equipment or training is necessary although parental (or an appropriate adult) supervision is required.

 

When: The Kids' Climbing Area is open all day during climbing centre opening hours.

Price: £2.50 per person, no time limit

All children must be supervised by a parent or an appropriate adult. Advance booking is not required.





Pilates at Beacon Climbing Centre starting on 30.04.2014... : (10/03/2014)

Want to get in great shape for your summer climbing season? Why not try out Pilates at Beacon Climbing Centre with professional tutor Eirian Roberts?

 

Our first four week introductory course starts on Wednesday 30th April 2014, with weekly sessions from 10:30am to 12:00 noon. At only £28 for the four week block, it's the ideal way to help improve posture problems and injury rehabilitation, and even help you climb better! Call Eirian on 07864 144114 to book your place now!

 

 

What is Pilates?

 

Pilates is an exercise method designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance. It is based upon an anatomical understanding of the body's muscular and skeletal systems. Pilates classes take a holistic approach to the body and the exercises used help to integrate the whole body to re- educate and restore it to optimum muscular and skeletal function.

 

 

 

Pilates can be of benefit to almost everyone, from the very active to the more sedentary. If your work or your lifestyle requires you to sit by your desk, computer, or in the car for significant periods, possibly causing neck, shoulder or back pain, then Pilates may help by improving posture and consequently performance.

 

 

Pilates for the climber

 

Take a look at your fellow climbers on the crag or climbing wall and you will notice forward rolling shoulders due to over-developed pectoral and deltoid muscles (caused by pulling action). Muscle imbalance, and lack of flexibility, are a significant cause of injuries in climbers especially injury to shoulders and elbows.

 

Pilates makes tall moves, high steps and rock-overs easier, and improves core strength and balance. Pilates reduces the risk of sports injury. It is very beneficial in rehabilitation after injury or specific surgery, and in the management of recovery from sports injuries.

 

Whatever your age or fitness level, Pilates could be the class for you.

 

 

Course Tutor

 

Eirian Roberts, AISTD (Associate Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance), Member of R E PS (Register of exercise professions Level 3), Member of Fitness Wales, (Fitness instructor of the year Nominee 2006). Trainer and assessor for Fitness Wales, responsible for Pilates instructor training in North Wales.

 

Eirian trained at the famous "Laine Theatre Arts" College, Epsom, Surrey. After completing her three year course, Eirian went on to become a professional dancer and choreographer, working in theatre and television here in the UK and abroad specializing in playing Principal Boy in pantomime (oh yes she did!). Eirian has been responsible for choreographing many UK tours, pantomimes and summer seasons for artistes such as Ken Dodd, Frank Carson, Danny La Rue and Russell Grant. Last year Eirian worked alongside Russell Grant and Flavia Cacace on the UK launch of their Zalza fitness dvd. Eirian set herself up as "Eirobics" a freelance fitness instructor and personal trainer in 2004 teaching all fitness disciplines, but specializing in Pilates.

 

Contact number: 07864 144114

Email: eirobics@live.co.uk

 

Come and share my passion for Pilates, come and join me here at the Beacon.





CrazyClimb sessions for only £9.00. New off-peak rate... : (03/03/2014)

Off-Peak CrazyClimb sessions are now available every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00pm during school term-time. Great value at only £9.00 per person!

 

 

Indoor climbing with a difference... CrazyClimb at Beacon Climbing Centre offers a memorable and fun experience for both adults and children, from fun children's birthday parties, challenging stag and hen parties full of camaraderie, to corporate team building experiences!

 

It's fun, it's weird, it's wacky, it's totally CRAZY! Tackle a wall covered with large purple blobs, race the clock on the speed climb, climb a wall covered in rotating steering wheels... we've got 12 different challenges to attempt and each one offers a completely different and completely crazy experience!

 

 

You don't need any previous climbing experience and if you're aged 5+ and love to have fun, then CrazyClimb is suitable for you! And that includes adults too! All sessions are fully supervised by a Beacon instructor and each challenge uses an automated top rope safety system that gently lowers the climber to the ground from any point on the climb. Come and have a go!

 

 

CrazyClimb at Beacon Climbing Centre

CrazyClimb at Beacon Climbing Centre

 

 

CrazyClimb at Beacon Climbing Centre

CrazyClimb at Beacon Climbing Centre

 

 

When

 

1 hour Supervised CrazyClimb Sessions (advance booking is required)

During School Holidays:
Peak: Everyday 10:30am, 12:00, 1:30pm, 3:00pm & 4:30pm
Off-Peak: Every Sunday 4:30pm
During Term Time:
Peak: Every Saturday 10:30am, 12:00, 1:30pm, 3:00pm & 4:30pm
  Every Sunday 10:30am, 12:00, 1:30pm & 3:00pm
Off-Peak: Every Wednesday 4:00pm
  Every Sunday 4:30pm

 

These sessions are fully supervised and include a safety briefing prior to the start of the session.

 

 

Open sessions (for fully registered members of Beacon Climbing Centre ONLY)

CrazyClimb is open to all members subject to times of instructed sessions both during the week and at weekends. These sessions are NOT supervised by a Beacon instructor. All under 18s must be signed in and supervised by a fully registered member. Booking is not required

 

 

Exclusive use (Groups and Birthday Parties for up to 12 people)

CrazyClimb can also be booked for Groups and Birthday Parties to suit your requirements. Please visit the Birthday Parties section of the website for comprehensive information.

 

 

CrazyClimb Prices

 

1 hour Supervised CrazyClimb Sessions (advance booking is required)

Normal entry (min age 5) Peak: £14 per person for 1 hour
Off-Peak: £9 per person for 1 hour
Exclusive use (up to 12 people) £130 for 1 hour
Group with external instructor* £6.50 per person for 1 hour

*Includes use of the rest of the climbing centre

 

 

Open sessions (for fully registered members of Beacon Climbing Centre ONLY)

Booking is not required. Normal climbing wall entry fees apply, 10 entry passes can also be used.

 

 

CrazyClimb Challenges

 

CrazyClimb at Beacon Climbing Centre comprises of 12 different wacky climbing challenges! See if you can complete them all!

 

Cannon Balls
Difficulty
This slender pillar with hanging wooden balls requires a determined approach giving a really novel climbing experience requiring co-ordination and balance.
Eye Spy
Difficulty
Our double sided see-through wall allows two people to climb identical routes. Some people will use Eye Spy as a race whilst others will use it more delicately to mirror each other's moves.
Speed Climb
Difficulty
A straightforward climb with lots of big holds but how quickly can you climb it? A large digital timer creates a sense of urgency and allows climbers to compare times.
Cannon Balls Eye Spy Speed Climb Challenge
Aliens
Difficulty
3-dimensional fun suitable for everyone, even the youngest children. Climb up using the alien faces for hand holds and foot holds - it doesn't get any dafter than this!
Crazy House
Difficulty
Shinning up the drainpipe gives a great exercise in lay back style climbing. If you can get to the top, light up the window by pushing the button!
Reflective Chimney
Difficulty
Grunting up chimneys can be an inelegant affair at the best of times. This zig zag chimney is backed by a huge mirror so participants get to see themselves struggling!
Aliens Crazy House Reflective Chimney
Blobs of Doom
Difficulty
Giant bulbous purple blobs make for a challenging climb which requires a combination of pulling and pushing giving a total body work with lots of heavy breathing!
Perfect Symmetry
Difficulty to
Mirrored climbing holds either side of a prow give climbs of perfect symmetry. Use the orange holds for starters, or the green holds for a more testing challenge.
The CrazyClimb
Difficulty
A pleasant and straight forward challenge tackling the CrazyClimb logo. Cunningly use the CrazyClimb lettering for hand holds and foot holds.
Blobs of Doom Perfect Symmetry The CrazyClimb
Giant's Causeway
Difficulty
Step up the columns based on the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Antrim coast of Northern Ireland then take a giant leap to finish!
Steering Wheels
Difficulty
The attractive discs give very positive holds but with the added challenge that the discs spin! A challenge requiring a thoughtful, delicate approach.
Zig Zags
Difficulty
Small zig zag edges should give climbers just enough grip to clamber up the zigzag shaped bulging wall! Additional holds allow smaller climbers to reach between the zig zags.
Giant's Causeway Steering Wheels Zig Zags




Climbing hold clearance sale... : (11/04/2014)

Interested in building your own mini climbing facility? Beacon Climbing is having a clear out and currently has over 200 sets of climbing holds available at clearance prices.

 

 

All clearance stock is subject to a 30% discount on normal retail prices and is available with next business day delivery to UK mainland addresses. Visit the Beacon Climbing Holds website to view current stock availability.

 

 

About

 

Located near Llanberis within the heart of the Welsh climbing scene, Beacon has been designing and building climbing walls, and manufacturing the extensive range of Beacon climbing holds since 1994.

 

Our climbing holds are designed and manufactured to the highest possible standard using premium quality materials. With hundreds of different styles and 15 different colours to choose from, Beacon offers climbing hold sets suitable for climbing centres, kids climbing walls and home training wall use.

 

To view the complete range of Beacon climbing holds, please visit www.climbukshop.com





Love climbing and want to turn it into a job? : (02/04/2014)

Love climbing and want to turn it into a job? ClimbUK offers aspiring climbing instructors the opportunity to gain nationally recognised instructor qualifications at Big Rock Climbing Centre in Milton Keynes and Beacon Climbing Centre in North Wales.

 

 

Working as course providers for Mountain Training (the nationally recognised governing body for climbing and mountaineering awards), our Climbing Wall Award (CWA), Single Pitch Award (SPA) and Climbing Wall Leading Award (CWLA) courses provide the means to begin your career as a climbing instructor, allowing you to gain experience and work towards more senior qualifications in the future.

 

1. Climbing Wall Award - CWA
This award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on purpose-built artificial climbing walls and boulders. The CWA does not include the skills and techniques required to teach lead climbing.

 

2. Single Pitch Award - SPA
This award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on single pitch crags and climbing walls. Common activities undertaken by an SPA holder will be roped climbing and bouldering. The SPA does not include the skills and techniques required to teach lead climbing.

 

3. Climbing Wall Leading Award - CWLA
This award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to teach lead climbing skills on indoor or outdoor artificial climbing walls and structures with fixed protection. It builds on the skills acquired in either the CWA or SPA award, one of which candidates must hold to access the CWLA scheme.

 

 

Big Rock Climbing Centre, Milton Keynes

 

CWA

 

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CWLA
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Beacon Climbing Centre, North Wales

 

CWA

 

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