Reigate District Scouts Camp Site
Jordan Heights

New traverse Wall (for 2016)

A traverse wall is a lateral move or route when climbing; going mainly sideways rather than up or down. Traversing a climbing wall is a good warm-up exercise.The longer extension requires coordination between the hands and the feet to avoid over-extension of the upper or lower part of the body. We have twelve panels and the routes are sutiable for Explorers, Scouts Cubs and Beavers.

This new exciting activity is next to the Camp fire in the activity field and is available for all groups using Jordan Heights.

 The cost of using the wall is £10 per session (2 hours) The Wall is now floodlit floodlights available for £5 for 2 hour session


Games for the Climbing Wall
For this game, two climbers of with similar ability play together
. Start by agreeing on the first three to f ive moves on the wall. The first climber traverses this se­ quence of moves. When
the f irst climber completes the moves successfully, he/she adds one more move. The moves can be marked by chalk, tape or memorized.Each·time a climber completes the sequence he/she adds on another move.
Variations: You can play "hands only" where any foot hold can be used and you just specify the hand holds, or specify both hand and footholds. Continue this game until climbers have had enough. This is a great climbing game, for building endurance and
memorizing sequences.
This climbing game is where 1 person traverses from 1point to another. Other peo­ple from a set distance throw a small Beanbag at the climber . f a limb of the climber is hit then climber can no longer use that limb. f climber is hit on the back 3 times, or if the
climber falls off they lose. Iclimber gets to the last point then they win. A spotter returns the beanbag to the throwers. Works strength, balance, and endurance. Again this should only be done under supervision by an adult.

Blind fold a climber. Start to climb by feeling with hands and feet all around the wall. See who can get the furthest without falling.improves awareness, and sense of touch. This activity should only be done under supervision by an adult.
This game is played with two or more people. The f irst person chooses a point to begin and a point
to end the route. They then roll a dice to see how many holds they can use between the starting and ending holds. If the f irst person completes their route then the rest of the players must complete it, getting a letter for failure. C, L and so on. If the first person doesn't
complete the problem, then it goes to the second person and so on.

This is a very simple game. Take two pieces of webbing, cloth , or items that will be able to be placed on the wal l. Start with two players, get them to tuck the flag items into their pockets or waistbands; this is similar to flag football. Start the two climbing
towards each other any distance apart. The object is to steal the flag of the opponent . If a player's flag is stolen or if he/she falls, a new player is up. This activity should only be performed under the supervision of an adult.

One person starts at one end of the traversing wall. Their spotter calls out "I went to the wall and used a...11 then they call out colour of a hold etc. After the move has been completed the climber steps off and the partner repeats the move. The new spotter calls
out the next move to be used . 11I went to the wall and used a blue and a red.11  Repeat the moves for as long as you can manage

This game can include many players. The first climber traverses across the walls and makes the most laps he can. Then the second climber tries to beat the number of laps the first climber performed.
This game is perfect for all ages.Limbo is the easiest game to play and explain. Stu­ dents must traverse the wall and make their way under the limbo pole. A broomstick or even a person with long arms will suffice for the limbo pole. After all the children have successfully managed to get under the limbo pole, reposition it to another part of the traverse wall. This could either
encourage them to climb further along the wall than previously, or to be able to climber lower on the wall.
The f irst person points out a sequence of 4 to 10 moves. There are no markings placed on the wall. The second person
has to climb the route remembering each hold. The value of this game is it teaches you to remember
the holds on the route.
This traversing game requires you to have a partner to "point". The person desig­ nated as the pointer will use a broom handle or any pole to point out the next hold. The climber begins climbing. The pointer taps the next hold. This should be timed so the
next hold is tapped just ahead of the person climbing. A good pointer makes it challenging but not beyond the climber 's ability. The game ends when the climber comes off the wall. The climber and pointer then switch positions. This game is ex­cellent practice for developing your ability to think and move quickly.
This climbing game can be played with as many climbers as you can f it on the wall. t is very similar to musical chairs. The climbers start in a circle in the middle of the floor facing inwards - when you shout "Shark Attack!" they must get onto the wall as quickly as they can. The last person on the wall is the loser. The loser is either out of the game, or 11 loses11  an arm or leg. You can add many variations to this game e.g. climbers may only use one arm and two legs, etc.  A great game! Training Value: A bit of fun and competition!
You can play this with a group of people.
There is a leader (Simon), this leader gives the group 15 seconds to get off the ground and stay there. After that time, the leader calls
out various commands : "Simon says... move your left foot." for example and everyone must move the nominated limb to a new hold unless the command is not prefixed with "Simon says". Players are out if they fall off or do not obey the com­mands.
Create a route of about 20 holds. Mark the holds with chalk marks. Each climber climbs the route. After each successful
traverse the finishing climber rubs out a chalk mark. f the next climber cannot climb/traverse it without falling,the turn is passed to the next person. f no one can do it the original climber must prove it can be done. f they cannot do the move the mark is put back
on etc
This game can be played with as many players as desired.Start with a ten second time limit. The first climber gets ready, and another says when to go. The climber has to try to get to as many holds as they can before the time is up. The second climber tries to beat the number of holds of the first climber. if the climber does, then their score becomes the new target to aim for. After everyone
goes, you could extend the time limit and try again. The game continues until everyone is tired.

Building The Wall

Fund Raising

£1000    Heart in the Community Surrey Mirror Newspaper/£62.50   Reigate Christmas Shopping Day/£44.51   Easyfundrasing (Please join us and help us raise more)/£25       Calendar Donation / Total so far £1,132.01

Work has started on painting the wall April 2016

                                                      The Wall at the end of March is up and now ready for painting

                                                           The start of the wall February 2016, the new fence and gate is up and ready.

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