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  • Do you already consider yourself a Rock-Climber? No/Unsure/NA. Yes - I already climb outdoors. Yes - I climb at an indoor climbing facility.
  • On Ropes? Yes. No, just Bouldering.
  • Can you "Lead" climb and belay? Yes. Is that different from "Top-Rope" belaying?. No.
  • Sport or Trad? Sport. Trad.
  • Just checking - you can lead sport climbs OUTDOORS is that correct? No I can lead-climb and belay indoors but I have only been top-roping outdoors so far. Yep.
  • Are you interested in learning Trad? I'd actually like to learn some rescue skills. Yes already!.
  • Why didn't you say so?! The Single Pitch Trad course is for you..
  • Sure thing! The Essential Self-Rescue Skills course is equally applicable to Sport or Trad climbing.
  • Do you want to learn Sport or Trad first? I'd actually like to learn some rescue skills. I'd like to learn both - does the trad one cover the sport skills too?. No Trad is too intimidating, I'd rather learn Sport climbing first.. We're in Victoria and there is way more Trad here, so Trad first please!.
  • Get excited! The Single Pitch Trad course is for you.
  • Fair enough, the Indoor-Lead to Outdoor Sport-Climbing Conversion is best for you..
  • No they are different sets of skills - there isn't really any crossover in the content so regardless of which order you do them in I recommend going both..
  • I usually recommend doing some outdoor lead climbing before the rescue skills course, but I'm not going to deny you a place on the rescue course if you are sure..
  • Do you want a refresher or to upskill? Upskill me!. It's been a while or I am unsure if my knowledge is sufficient.
  • The Multi-Pitch Trad course is a good one to help existing trad-climbers refresh their knowledge and gain confidence under the watchful eye of a guide..
  • Have you already done the Essential Self-Rescue Skills course? Not yet. Yep already done that one, it was super fun and I want MOAR!.
  • Let's get COMPLICATED! The Advanced Rescue Skills course is one big mental challenge..
  • The Essential Self-Rescue Skills course is super fun, you should do it..
  • Lead-climbing and belaying is a great stepping stone to leading on outdoor rock, and doing this indoor course first is usually the best way to teach, learn and practice.. It looks way too scary for me.. Great - let's do that!.
  • The Indoor Learn-to-Lead course is for you..
  • Maybe later on then. The Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is likely right up your alley..
  • Yes it is - you will see some people at rope gyms bringing their own rope and starting from the ground up, clipping into regular points as they go. It looks scary. Do you want to learn that? Yeah!. It looks way too scary for me..
  • Great, the Indoor Learn-to-Lead course is for you!.
  • Maybe later on then. The Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is likely right up your alley..
  • What about indoor rope climbing? Oh yeah I do that too. No I've never done that.
  • Can you "Lead" climb and belay? Yes but I am still afraid/unsure of myself. Yep. Is that different from Top-rope belaying?. No.
  • Join us during the second 3-hour session of any indoor Learn-to-Lead course. It is the "Falling Clinic" and will sharpen your skills and get rid of your fear for good! Cost is $60 (half of the LTL course cost)..
  • Are you interested in learning Trad? Yes already!. I'd actually like to learn some rescue skills. I'd like to learn both - does the trad one cover the sport skills too?. No Trad is too intimidating. I'd rather learn Sport climbing first.
  • Why didn't you say so?! The Single Pitch Trad course is for you..
  • Fair enough, the Indoor-Lead to Outdoor Sport-Climbing Conversion is best for you..
  • No they are different sets of skills - there isn't really any crossover in the content so regardless of which order you do them in I recommend going both..
  • I usually recommend doing some outdoor lead climbing before the rescue skills course, but I'm not going to deny you a place on the rescue course if you are sure..
  • Lead-climbing and belaying is a great stepping stone to outdoor rock climbing, and is usually the best way to teach, learn and practice.. I'd rather do just top-rope outdoors first.. It looks way too scary for me..
  • The Indoor Learn-to-Lead course is for you..
  • Maybe later on then. The Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is right up your alley..
  • Fair enough - the Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is for you..
  • Yes it is - you will see some people at rope gyms bringing their own rope and starting from the ground up, clipping into regular points as they go. It looks scary. Do you want to learn that? Yeah!. It looks way too scary for me..
  • Great, the indoor Learn-to-Lead course is for you!.
  • The Indoor Learn-to-Lead course is for you..
  • Maybe later on then. The Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is right up your alley..
  • Most of the skills we teach concern the use of ropes. Do you eventually want to lead-climb outdoors? Yes. What's that?. No I'd rather learn to top-rope first..
  • Great - the Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is for you..
  • Lead-climbing and belaying indoors is a great stepping stone to doing the same outdoors, and is usually the best way to teach, learn and practice.. Great - let's do that!. I'd rather do go straight outdoors..
  • The Indoor Learn-to-Lead course is for you..
  • Fair enough - the Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is for you..
  • You will see some people at rope gyms bringing their own rope and starting from the ground up, clipping into regular points as they go. It looks scary. Do you want to learn that? It looks way too scary for me.. Yeah!.
  • Great, the Indoor Learn-to-Lead course is for you!.
  • Maybe later on then. The Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is right up your alley..
  • On Ropes? No it is a bouldering facility. Yes.
  • Can you "Lead" climb and belay? No. Yes. Yes but I am still afraid/unsure of myself. Is that different from Top-rope belaying?.
  • Join us during the second 3-hour session of any indoor Learn-to-Lead course. It is the "Falling Clinic" and will sharpen your skills and get rid of your fear for good! Cost is $60 (half of the LTL course cost)..
  • Are you interested in learning Trad? No Trad is too intimidating. I'd rather learn Sport climbing first. Yes already!. I'd actually like to learn some rescue skills.
  • Why didn't you say so?! The Single Pitch Trad course is for you..
  • Fair enough - the Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is for you..
  • I usually recommend doing some outdoor lead climbing before the rescue skills course, but I'm not going to deny you a place on the rescue course if you are sure..
  • Lead-climbing and belaying is a great stepping stone to outdoor rock climbing, and is usually the best way to teach, learn and practice.. Great - let's do that!. I'd rather do just top-rope outdoors first..
  • The Indoor Learn-to-Lead course is for you..
  • Fair enough - the Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is for you..
  • Yes it is - you will see some people at rope gyms bringing their own rope and starting from the ground up, clipping into regular points as they go. It looks scary. Do you want to learn that? It looks way too scary for me.. Yeah!.
  • Great, the indoor Learn-to-Lead course is for you!.
  • Maybe later on then. The Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is right up your alley..
  • Most of the skills we teach concern the use of ropes. Do you eventually want to lead-climb outdoors? No I'd rather learn to top-rope first.. Yes. What's that?.
  • Great - the Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is for you..
  • Lead-climbing and belaying indoors is a great stepping stone to doing the same outdoors, and is usually the best way to teach, learn and practice.. I'd rather do go straight outdoors.. Great - let's do that!.
  • The Indoor Learn-to-Lead course is for you..
  • Fair enough - the Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is for you..
  • You will see some people at rope gyms bringing their own rope and starting from the ground up, clipping into regular points as they go. It looks scary. Do you want to learn that? It looks way too scary for me.. Yeah!.
  • Great, the Indoor Learn-to-Lead course is for you!.
  • Maybe later on then. The Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling course is right up your alley..
  • Are you looking to try indoor climbing before outdoor? Yes please!. No I am more keen to head outdoors. I actually want to learn to lead-belay only (e.g. to belay my partner/kid/pet).
  • Melbourne Climbing School does not have an indoor climbing facility - we are an outdoor "real rock" service-based company - heck there isn't even a head-office! Check out one of Victoria's excellent climbing gyms here [link]..
  • Great! Around 70% of the Indoor Learn-to-Lead course is belaying - it's a skill a lot like riding a bike, in that it takes some time and feel before you get it right and can be confident you are doing it well. I still recommend doing the whole 6 hours even if you don't plan to climb (we don't make people do anything they don't wanna)..
  • I am happy to organise a guided session for you. Does that sound like what you want? Actually I am a parent and I want to learn simple rope setups so I can take my kids out rock-climbing.. Yes it is a group of friends/family or it is for me on my own. Yes but it isn't for me, do you have vouchers?.
  • Sure do! Please shoot me your from/to and message for the recipient details and I'll draw one up for you. Prices are the same as guiding prices..
  • Sure thing! Contact me and we'll arrange a time/place. Check out the Guiding page..
  • I get this one a lot - the Top-Rope Anchors and Abseiling two-day course is a great one for you (the adult) to attend and learn to set up ropes and competently manage your dependents. Note that true guiding (getting paid for the service, having responsibility for groups of dependents) still requires a lot more training, but this is a good starting point if you want to just keep yourself and your kids safe while enjoying the outdoors..

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