What to Expect: Climbing Activities at Calvert Trust
We know that trying a new activity for the first time can be daunting, even when you’re excited at the same time. That’s why we’ve created a new series here on our blog to take you through what to expect from each of our adventure activities.
As a dedicated provider of accessible holidays in Devon, we offer a range of activities, supporting everyone to reach their full potential and discover new experiences! Below, we run through what you can expect from our climbing activities to help settle any nerves by showing you exactly what it’s all about.
Climbing Experiences at Calvert Trust
Here at Calvert Trust Exmoor, we have both outdoor and indoor climbing walls, meaning you will be able to try the activity, whatever the weather.
We offer climbing to individuals, families and larger groups, giving everyone the opportunity to make their way up the climbing walls.
Our fully qualified and specially trained instructors will guide you through everything and answer all your questions, making sure you feel safe, comfortable and confident as you strive to reach new heights!
Climbing Activities Adapted to Individuals
All of our activities are inclusive and accessible – climbing is no different and can be adapted for all disabilities. Guests who use wheelchairs or have limited strength are supported by harnesses and hoisted out of their chair to the top of the climbing wall. Individuals with limited movement can also touch and climb the wall while supported by their friends, family or other group members as they help to hoist them up and down.
Teamwork and communal spirit are big parts of all of our activities – particularly here where climbers help each other out, participate together and cheer each other on!
Building Confidence Through Climbing
Climbing is a wonderful activity that can build confidence, boost self-esteem and help conquer fears. The activity can also be beneficial in helping to develop motor skills and coordination.
Although some may find the thought of climbing to be a daunting one, the sense of achievement you get once you’ve completed the climb will help you build up your confidence.
We’re all about motivating our guests to adopt that ‘I CAN do it’ spirit, helping them to see what they’re capable of in a fun and supportive environment!
Tips For First Time Climbers
For first time climbers, we give our top tips on getting the most out of this exciting experience.
- It’s okay to feel anxious. Embracing a new challenge can always be a little nerve-wracking, but you can also try to find the excitement in that fear.
- Remember you’re not alone. It’s likely that others in your group will have never had experience with a climbing wall either, so don’t worry about not being a climbing expert – it’s all part of the adventure!
- Remember you’re completely supported and safely clipped in. Our instructors will take you through everything, making sure you are confident with all the equipment and how you’ll climb.
- Take things slowly. Climbing isn’t a race, so if you want to make your way slowly up the wall, that’s fine.
When it comes down to it, climbing is a lot of fun and can be beneficial for a variety of reasons, so why not think about giving it a go?
If you have any questions about our accessible activity breaks here at Calvert Trust Exmoor or would like to find out more about a particular activity, don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 01598 763221 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.