Project Description

A learn to lead rock climbing course based in Snowdonia for you to learn to lead your own rock climbs.

Location: Snowdonia
Price: £695 per person
Ratio: 1:2
Length: 5 days

Who is the course suitable for?

This course runs Monday to Friday and is ideal if you have done a little climbing before, perhaps at an indoor wall, or are new to the sport. We aim to develop your skills from introducing you to belaying and climbing to progressing through to seconding multi-pitch routes involving belaying a lead climber and a second from above. Towards the end of the course you will also have the option of leading your own traditional climbs ie climbs where you place the gear to protect the route. If you join the course with more climbing experience then we can get you leading sooner – the 1:2 ratio ensures that we can run it to your needs.

What does the course cover?

Days One & Two
An introduction to belaying from above and below either on single pitch crags or easier multi pitch climbs, dependant upon weather and your experience. We will also look at movement skills, tieing into the harness, tieing into anchors, abseiling, crag etiquette, route finding and crag safety.

Days Three to Five
We head out onto the mountain routes with a view to climbing some of the multi-pitch classics of North Wales. You will consolidate the skills learnt in the first 2 days and we will be able to progress towards leading your first lead climb if you want to. We will teach you how to place nuts, wires, cams, hexes and slings to protect the climb and additional multi pitch skills such as stance management and abseil retreat and climb grades from Difficult to Hard Very Severe to match your ability and aspirations.

The key point with this course is that the whole course is run at a 1:2 ratio which allows us to climb in a multi pitch setting all week if we want to and maximises your learning time. The course is taught using my progressive teaching model, click here to learn more.

Where is the course held?

We run the course in Snowdonia. Snowdonia offers every type of climbing from roadside crags to long mountain routes and has its sheltered venues suitable for rock climbing through the winter months (the North Wales coastline being particularly good).