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!
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.
New Tuesday Bouldering Club for climbers aged 10-17... : (21/04/2014)
New for next school term, Tuesday Bouldering Club starts on 29th April 2014. These new sessions will run every week on Tuesdays from 5.00pm-6.30pm and provide another opportunity (alongside our existing Saturday Bouldering Club) for young people to get their bouldering fix!
Bouldering Club is for experienced youngsters aged 10 to 17 who enjoy climbing and wish to improve their skills in a fun and sociable environment. Each session lasts for 1.5 hours and although formal instruction is not included, every Bouldering Club session is fully supervised by a Beacon Instructor meaning advice, guidance and feedback on climbing skills and techniques is readily available. The friendly atmosphere allows youngsters to climb in an informative and progressive environment whilst learning how to climb responsibly and with suitable precautions.
Bouldering Club at Beacon is operated as an open session and does not require booking (although you can book online for convenience); individuals can turn up and pay on the day at the start of each session.
Every Saturday from 10:00am - 11:30am
Every Tuesday from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Please note: these sessions are for experienced young climbers only and do not include any roped climbing. Parents will need to sign a parental consent form, and must therefore attend prior to the start of their child's first session.
£8.00 per person
The price includes entry to the climbing wall and all instruction and equipment 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.
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
Come and share my passion for Pilates, come and join me here at the Beacon.
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.
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.