Learn to Lead Climb

The British Isles has a wealth of rock climbing on sea cliffs, mountain crags, edges and quarry’s and on a huge number of rock types.  This course will give you the skills necessary to tackle these routes under your own steam.

Venues: The Climbnow team can travel to your base.  Commonly used venues are the Central Scotland crags, Borrowdale (The Lake District) and Snowdonia.

Dates: April – October

Ratio: 1:2 maximum

What’s included: Instruction, helmets, harnesses and all technical equipment.

Who’s it for: Anyone interested in rock climbing.  It is useful, though not essential, to have taken part in indoor climbing or outdoor climbing previously.

Skills covered

  • The use of harness and helmet.
  • Seconding routes – the removal of ‘trad’ gear, climbing calls.
  • Attaching to anchors.
  • Leading climbs – placing gear.
  • Guidebook interpretation.
  • Abseiling.
  • Coiling ropes.
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