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Rope climbing in Salmisaari

Climbing high walls with ropes is always a job done in pairs, with the other ensuring the climbers safety throughout the climb. The so-called “rope climbing” may be a confusing term for a beginner, but in rock and indoor climbing it basically means climbing tall walls.

At the Kiipeilyareena Salmisaari, as a beginner you can climb high climbing walls without having to take a course with auto belay equipment. However, learning rope skills will allow you to fully exercise as the number of climbing routes increases tenfold.
Rope climbing can be divided into top-rope and lead rope climbing, and most activities begin with top rope. The best way to get started is by attending a beginners course that covers how to belay a climber and other basics of safe climbing.

PERSONS AGED 14 CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE COURSE AND BELAY. ALSO, YOUNG CHILDREN CAN CLIMB ON A TOP ROPE WITH AN ADULT HAVING THE NATIONAL BELAY CARD.

Top roping

  • A form suitable for the novice hobbyist to climb high climbing walls
  • The rope is already threaded through the anchor and is attached to the climbers harness
  • In practice, any falling takes place in a tight rope, with the belayer receiving the drop on his belay device
  • There are fixed top ropes on the climbing wall so you don’t have to buy or rent your own rope
  • Even first-timers, with no experience can climb with certified belayer (belay card holder)
  • You will learn the basic safety skills and belaying the climber in a one night beginner course

BELAYING REQUIRES THE NATIONAL TOP ROPE BELAY CARD

Lead Climbing

  • For advanced enthusiasts, a form suitable for climbing high climbing walls
  • Allows you to climb even the steepest climbing walls without pre-installed top ropes
  • A natural way to climb outdoor too, where it is often difficult or even impossible to place a top rope
  • The rope runs downwards from the climber´s harness and rope is clipped in to several protection points along the climbing route
  • When a climber falls, there may be a couple of meters of free fall before the rope is tensioned (the belayer stops the fall with his belay device)
  • You will learn lead climbing skills by attending one evening lead course
  • To participate a lead course the basic top rope skills and a minimum of 6a climbing level are mandatory

BELAYING AND CLIMBING REQUIRES THE NATIONAL LEAD CARD