"Tie on with Tony"
trad and lead climbing expert based in the beautiful Wye Valley and Forest of Dean area
Tony Penning started climbing over 40 years ago and now uses his experience to teach climbing in all its forms. Tony began instructing 15 years ago and holds the Mountain Instructor Award. He was part of the team that produced The Lower Wye Valley and Symonds Yat rock climbing guides.
Tony is also a member of The Association of Mountaineering Instructors which is the representative body for professionally qualified Mountaineering Instructors in the UK.
As a Mountain Training Board approved provider Tony can provide training and assessments for the Single Pitch Award (SPA) and Climbing Wall Awards (CWA). Additionally he is also authorised to carry out training and assessments for the Climbing Wall Lead Award (CWLA).
Tony is available for personal and group instruction sessions, whether you are working towards a specific award, or just climbing for pleasure.
Tonys experience makes him the ideal choice if you want to learn to lead climb, sport, trad or multi-pitch. He can teach you the subtle details that can make the difference between success and failure.
We asked Tony to take us to a local climbing area and show us how to make the transition from indoors to outdoors. He did that and much more besides. He's a massively knowledgeable, fun, calm and supportive instructor. We will book him again for sure and thoroughly recommend him. All in all it was a truely magical day.
Sally & Reg
- Single Pitch Award
- Climbing Wall Award
- Climbing Wall Lead Award
- Refreshers for all the above
- Mountain Leader Refreshers
- First Steps Outdoors
- Multi Pitch Climbing
- Learn to Lead (Sport Climbing)
- Learn to Lead (Trad Climbing)
- Set-ups and improvised rescue techniques
- Climbing movement: Learn how to move effectively on rock and on indoor walls
- Winter Sun: Climbing in Spain
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Tony is sponsored by Sub Zero Technology
23rd February 2014
CWA assessment Boulders, Cardiff
22nd February 2014
CWA assessment, UCR Bristol
15th February 2014
CWA training, Boulders, Cardiff