Lambeth Field Apartments
Note: I need one or two more people who know how to belay, preferably lead belay. I want to have a full option of routes, and set up a few on the pillars.
So You Want to Climb Rocks?
This is a beginner’s rock climbing to Manchester Bridge in Richmond. I’ve been talking to a few people around, and there seems to be a strong interest in having an introductory class so….
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Come learn to climb and belay! I will take people of whatever skill level, and it’s perfectly fine if you’ve never even climbed before. I will be showing people the ups and downs of climbing, giving an introductory course in belaying. Not sure what belaying is? Awesome! This trip is just for you.
We will be climbing on Saturday, November 2nd from 12:30 – 5:45 at Manchester Wall in Richmond. If you’ve never been to that area of Richmond, Manchester Wall is the remnants of an old 19th century stone bridge. The bridge itself has long since fallen down, and now years of weathering has created great climbing routes in the large stone slabs of the old pillars and base. There are some really good routes here, with a great climbing community surrounding it, so it’s an excellent place to start climbing outdoors.
(non beginners also welcome!)
You will need no equipment, climbing shoes and harnesses will be provided for you. I only ask that you bring a couple water bottles and a snack of some sort. Wear comfortable clothes that aren’t too tight. Bring something warmer to wear for when you are not up on the wall. And socks!
We will be leaving from the parking lot of Lambeth Field Apartments, at the corner closest to the buildings. Currently, I have about two drivers, but the more drivers, the more people can come on this trip. If you are willing to drive, ALL GAS IS REIMBURSED.
So definitely join if you have any interest whatsoever in climbing! Even if you don’t have any interest and just want to say that you tried it once, join! The outdoors were made for people willing to try new things.
Oh and did I mention? This trip is TOTALLY FREE.