Our staff will deliver this at a pace that suits your individual needs at the time. We will aim to get plenty of climbing and lead climbing in, practice gear placements, setting up lead belays and belaying using different devices. Minimum 2 people are required on this course for it to run, price is per person.
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.