Atypic 

Vertical nature

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First Time / Initiation 

Supervision, guidance, training...

Discovering something new implies to begin somewhere! Here, you will discover what it means to evolve in a vertical environment. Both attracting and intimidating when one begins, most of us are fascinated by the movements imposed on a cliff wall. At Atypic, we are climbing since many years and as the passion never falters, we keep climbing as often as possible. Climbing, it is our best hobby so we spend a lot of time and energy practicing. The fact is we also were beginners and we never forgot how it was like so we know how to make you feel at ease.

Either on indoor, outdoor, with or without a rope (low height bouldering), we will supervise you in order for you to gain self-sufficiency. Two different guiding levels, the first for the “real” beginners and the second for those having already climbed a few times. We will supervise you and even if the climbing spots in Drôme and Ardeches have no secrets for us, we can also go somewhere else if you wish…

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INITIATION LEVEL 1

For both initiation levels, teaching will be done on routes of one rope length indoor and/or outdoor. (maximum 20 to 30 meters high)

- Get to know the gear: harness, helmet, rope, belay device (gri-gri or reverso)

- Learning how to use that gear

- Learning how to do the “eight knot” on a rope

- Safety: double check between the climber and the belayer

- Belay a climber top rope, first during the way up, then

down

- Learning the climbing specific movements: how to move

on a vertical wall, several techniques to discover and acquire in order to progress

- Learning to deal with one's fear and apprehensions.

 

 

INITIATION LEVEL 2 

Initiation level 1 must be mastered before trying initiation level 2.

For both initiation levels, teaching will be done on routes of one rope length indoor and/or outdoor. (maximum 20 to 30 meters high)

- Get to know the gear for lead climbing: quickdraw, cow's tail, autobloc device, string (machard knot)

- Learning to put quickdraws and to clip them with a rope

- Learning the specific belay techniques for lead climbing

- Learning the specific manipulation on top of the route

- Learning to belay dynamically

- Learning to move more accurately

- Learning of abseil technique: make both rope parts equal, knot at the end of the rope, put an autobloc device

- OPTIONAL for the most enthusiast ones: how to put nuts, friends and tape sling

Here is the gear we lend for all our climbing sessions (from head to toe):

 

- harness + cow's tail + belay device

- helmet

- ropes

- Crash Pad (only for outdoor bouldering)

 

The gear you have to bring to go climb with us:

 

- good walking shoes (tied with shoelace) with rigid sole (like sport or wandering shoes)

If you have climbing shoes, we strongly recommend that you bing them.

- a small backpack for your personal stuff

- warm clothes, raincoat

- snack and drink for the way back to the car

- for whole day sessions, something to eat at the bottom of the routes

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