1. What is toprope?
Top rope climbing (or top roping) is a style in climbing in which the climber is securely attached to a rope that then goes 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 the slack rope when you’re climbing so that if at any point the climber were to lose their hold, they would not fall more than a short distance. When the climber reached the top, the delayer lets the climber down.
Getting your Indoor Toprope certificate is the first step in your climbing ‘career’. In this course, you learn basic skills you’ll need to safely climb and belay. Things discussed are: awareness of risks, belaying with different belaying devices, tying knots, falling exercise, techniques and more.
After successfully finishing the course, you’ll receive an NKBV indoor toprope certificate. You can climb in all climbing gyms in the Netherlands when showing this certificate.
2. When is the Toprope Course?
The Indoor Toprope course is organized by the Tilburg University Sports Center every month. The full course consists of four classes of 2 hours. The last class is the exam. In order to take the exam and get your certificate, you need to attend every class.
|Inschrijven cursus||Woensdag 23 september 2020|
|Les 1||Donderdag 1 oktober 2020||18.30 – 20.30u|
|Les 2||Donderdag 8 oktober 2020||18.30 – 20.30u|
|Les 3||Donderdag 15 oktober 2020||18.30 – 20.30u|
|Les 4||Donderdag 22 oktober 2020||18.30 – 20.30u|
|Inschrijven cursus||Woensdag 21 oktober 2020|
|Les 1||Donderdag 29 oktober 2019||18.30 – 20.30u|
|Les 2||Donderdag 5 november 2020||18.30 – 20.30u|
|Les 3||Donderdag 12 november 2020||18.30 – 20.30u|
|Les 4||Donderdag 19 november 2020||18.30 – 20.30u|
|Inschrijven cursus||Woensdag 18 november 2020|
|Les 1||Donderdag 26 november 2020||18.30 – 20.30u|
|Les 2||Donderdag 3 december 2020||18.30 – 20.30u|
|Les 3||Donderdag 10 december 2020||18.30 – 20.30u|
|Les 4||Donderdag 17 december 2020||18.30 – 20.30u|
3. Where takes the course place?
The address of the Tilburg University Sports Center is: Academielaan 5, 5037 DA Tilburg. The course is held in Sports Hall 2B.
4. What are the expenses?
The Toprope course is free if you have a membership at the Sports Center. The only additional costs are the NKBV Indoor Toprope card. With this card, you can prove you can climb independently. It costs €5,00.
5. How do I sign up?
Go to the website of the Sports Center: https://dmsonline.uvt.nl/. Log in and go to ‘What’s on offer’.
Scroll down and you’ll see ‘courses’.
Here you can add the toprope course, when you click ‘toevoegen’ you are registered!
6. What do I need to bring?
Bring sports clothing in which you can move freely. There is an opportunity to borrow climbing shoes at the course, but bring extra shoes to be sure, because we can’t guarantee they got your size. Don’t forget to tie up your hair if it is long. If you have long nails, be sure to clip them so they don’t break while climbing.
7. I got my certificate, what now?
When you completed the course, you can join the training at the Sports Center on Wednesday evening. Climbers of different levels train here.
If you want to explore more about climbing and what to climb outdoor on real rocks, you can sign up for TilSAC. We organize multiple outdoor weekends every year and go to other climbing gyms in Tilburg and all over the country. More information about TilSAC.
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