Climbing Tower

 

Climbing

Participants can test their skill and nerve by climbing the Heatree tower. The group learns how to keep each other safe by correct belaying.

The can also learn new skills and techniques to climb all the way to the summit, a mighty 12 metres. Not just a physical puzzle but also a mental challenge.

This can be combined with the abseiling activity.

Abseiling

Groups challenge their fears and descend our abseiling tower on a rope. Full instruction on technique is provided and some tricks and stunts may be tried by those who are more daring.

This can be combined with the climbing tower activity

Curriculum Links

PE – acquiring and developing skills
PSHE – problem solving,  roles & responsibilities, improve own learning and performance, working with others
SCIENCE – friction and gravity

Learning Outcomes

Learn the different ways of using climbing holds.
Have the opportunity to challenge themselves both physically and emotionally.
Work together to belay their peers.
See the need to be responsible when ensuring safety.
See the effects of gravity and opposing forces.
Have the opportunity to learn a new skill or improve an existing one.
Have the opportunity to challenge themselves and develop self-confidence.
See the effects of friction and gravity.


Rock Climbing

Off site rock climbing provides an opportunity to use the rocky tors of Dartmoor to learn and practice climbing skills. A number of venues close to the centre can be used to suit participants of all ages and abilities.

Abseiling

A daring adventure to descend a rope rigged on one of Dartmoor’s famous tors. Feel the exposure of the elements as you test your bravery on the descent


Curriculum Links

PE – acquiring and developing skills
PSHE – problem solving, roles & responsibilities, improve own learning and performance, working with others
SCIENCE – friction and gravity, recognising hazards

Learning Outcomes

Climbing:
Learn the different ways of using rock to hold with hands and feet.
Develop problem solving skills.
Have the opportunity to challenge themselves physically and mentally.
Work together to belay their peers.

Abseiling:

Have the opportunity to challenge themselves physically and mentally.
Have seen the effects of friction
Both:
See the need to be responsible when ensuring safety.
Have learned something of the natural hazards of rock.
See the effects of gravity and opposing forces.