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Have you ever heard of dry tooling? If not, it’s time you did! Dry tooling is a unique, challenging and exciting activity that combines the techniques of ice climbing with the setting of a rock wall. It is the perfect way to train for climbing in Alpine environments, but it is also a fantastic new discipline of rock climbing in of itself.

When drytooling, you use ice axes on the rock – or the climbing holds – rather than using your hands. This means learning how to best position the axes and your body weight very carefully to stay on the wall – and hopefully get to the top!

Here at Rock and Rapid Adventures, we are the only climbing centre to offer indoor dry tooling in the South West. We run dry tooling nights on the last Friday of every month (except during the summer season), where visitors can try out this rewarding form of climbing in a safe environment. If you’re interested in trying out indoor dry toolin in Devon, Rock and Rapid is the place to be!

Our dry-tooling nights feature a range of challenges, from beginner climbs on a vertical wall to much trickier routes with features such as barrels, chains, poles and more! We also set various traversing routes for you to perfect your technique before the big climb.

If you want the experience of this kind of climbing, but aren’t quite comfortable using ice picks yet, we also have some dry ice tools, which feature rubber bands looped on the end of a handle. These are slotted over holds to stimulate the experience of climbing with an ice axe – but without the metal!

We welcome climbers of all levels to come dry tooling at Rock and Rapid. Every session is led by experienced instructors and is conducted with all of the best safety gear.

Ready to try it for yourself? Call us on 01769 309 003 for more information about our next dry tooling sessions!

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What people say rock and rapid

"Patience & encouragement"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

Really impressed with all staff regarding their patience, support and encouragement.

Sebbear Primary School / School Residential

"Stag do with a difference"

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To arrange a weekend that is a bit different and feels special is becoming harder to do so it was refreshing ti find somewhere that was happy to listen to our thoughts and ideas and let us run with them. Had a fantastic weekend that combined indoor climbing, raft building challenged and a monster design and build task to product a melon flinging catapult in a morning on a budget of £100. All in a really good time had by all with very relaxed and friendly staff. Would recommend for arranging those vents that are a bit more specialised.

Joe W / Stag Do

"Great centre, great staff, great atmosphere!"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

I have been climbing here on and off for almost 4 years now. I keep coming back. This is by far one of the most friendly, helpful and safe climbing centres I have ever been to. The staff are constantly on guard for any mishaps and are very approachable with any and all concerns Especially talking through hypothetical situations and scenarios. Their knowledge is current and at the highest level. Definitely a place to go, and keep going.

Ken Hard, Devon / Indoor Climbing

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