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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

"Great rainy day activity for all the family"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

As a family of five who like to try new things, I can’t recommend this enough. The staff member who helped us was top class. Friendly, accommodating and keen. Although, we were all at different levels of experience, some of us complete notices at climbing – we all managed to spend an enjoyable couple of hours.

Emma E / Indoor Climbing

"Stag do with a difference"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

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

"Rock and Rapid are very flexible to everyones needs"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

All of the staff are very patient, great behaviour management and the children were challenged to achieve. Rock and Rapid are very flexible to everyones needs. The overall safety was excellent, but they allow children to take the necessary risks.

South Petherton / School Residential

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