Top rope climbing (or top roping) is a style in climbing in which the climber is securely attached to a rope which then passes up, through an anchor system at the top of the climb, and down to a belayer at the foot of the climb.
The belayer takes in slack rope throughout the climb so that if at any point the climber were to lose their hold, they would not fall more than a short distance.
Top-roping is often done on routes that cannot be lead climbed for one reason or another. Most top-rope anchors can be reached through non-technical means, such as by hiking or scrambling to the top of the cliff.
We use it for indoor climbing walls and in situations where other methods would be unsafe or environmentally damaging.
We ensure that once you have filled in the forms you are given a full belay lesson, this way you feel safe and comfortable whilst exploring the gyms and all the climbs we have on offer.