If you are considering a learn to lead climbing course, then you should have some experience of climbing indoors and outdoors. All of our Climbing Courses are based in the Peak District and are delivered at a pace that suits your individual needs at the time. We are happy to chat through your experience to reassure you of your decision to take on this course. Our expert climbing instructors will provide all of the technical equipment and can provide helmets and harnesses as well. Although it is best that you have your own harness at this stage of climbing.
Throughout the course, we will aim to get plenty of climbing and lead climbing in, practicing placing good gear, setting up lead belays and lead belaying. We want you to be confident in your own ability so we will provide positive feedback throughout your time with us. Equally we encourage questions from you to help you retain all the information. Most of all we want you to enjoy the experience and you will find that all of our climbing instructors have a good sense of humour.
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Please note that a Minimum of 2 people are required on this course for it to run. The price is per person. This course is run on demand so please get in touch to discuss possible dates.
1:2 staff ratios to maximise learning
Maximise climbing time from 930 - 430pm
Climbing Courses run by our Mountaineering Instructors
Better understanding of the equipment and its uses
During the course you will learn about:
How to make good gear placements and correct spacing
Learn about equipment including: ropes, harnesses & lead climbing rack
Understanding climbing guide books and climbing grades
Rope Set Ups and setting up belay stances
How to organise your rack
Our climbing courses start near the gritstone crags usually meeting in Hathersage in the Peak District. We will move quickly to the most suitable crag depending on the weather.
As well as the skills, this course gives people more confidence in their own ability to look after themselves and their climbing partner.
Course Prerequisites: Have some previous experience of indoor and outdoor climbing, or have attended our Intermediate Climbing Course.
We provide all the ropes, climbing racks, helmets and harnesses.
You will need suitable clothing to keep you warm and dry for the expected weather (check a forecast for this area or call us) carry a waterproof or windproof jacket. You will need sturdy footwear for the walk in and out of the crag, a packed lunch and drink. Your own climbing harness and shoes at this stage is normal although we can hire you shoes for just £5.00 a day.