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Lead Climbing Courses in Snowdonia

Lead Climbing Course


Lead Climbing

Course Summary

The aim of the Lead Climbing Course is to give you the skills and confidence to start leading. For clients who want to learn to Lead Climb and also for clients who already lead but want step up their grade and be pushed a bit.

Course Content

We will show you how to place and access your own natural protection. This would normally include lead coaching - looking at placing natural protection and assessing it's quality and setting up anchors. Various climbing techniques will be looked at or introduced and we can also set up leader falls in a controlled situation if you are comfortable with this.

When clients are leading on the Lead Climbing Course the situation is very closely supervised, usually from the safety of a rope alongside the lead climber, this means that advice and tips on placing protection and rope techniques can be given. This aids confidence building and also means we can easily step in to assist if necessary.

Experience / Fitness / Ability

The Lead Climbing course is for people who have done some seconding and are competent at belaying other climbers and now want to progress to leading routes themselves.

Course Location

The Lead Climbing course is based here in North Wales in Snowdonia which provides numerous excellent locations both single and multi-pitch, ranging from sea cliffs to mountain crags in superb locations on a wide variety of rock types. The variety of locations also allows scope for working round inclement weather and the emphasis will be on what you would like to do trying to accommodate any particular crag you would like to visit.

We also offer similar courses in other superb climbing areas in Britain – the Peak District or The Lake District – please ask if you are interested.

Lead Climbing Course

Cost: £200 per day + £20 per additional person.

Ratio: 1:2 maximum.

Number of days: 2 day weekend through to a full 5 days. We also do 1 day taster courses.

Included: All Guides fees.

Not included: Transport to and from the course venue, lunches, insurance, equipment hire.

Lead Climbing Course

Lead Climbing Course

Lead Climbing Course