Peaks & Passes International Climbing Guide - Mountaineering Instruction

Rock Climber Improver Climbing Course


Rock Climbing Improver

Course Summary

Aimed at those climbing grade Severe and above using all of the skills addressed in the introduction to Rock Climbing course to help you gain confidence operating on the harder routes - this would normally include lead coaching - looking at placing.

Course Content

The Rock Climbing Course includes all the basic skills including:

  • Some technique coaching
  • Basic rope work skills including tying on and attaching yourself to anchors
  • Gear retrieval, belaying safely and correctly
  • Safeguarding yourself whilst abseiling
  • Prussiking techniques

We will then move onto the next level, learning to assess protection and building your own anchors. We can also incorporate some easy leading - weather and conditions dependent.

Experience / Fitness / Ability

This North Wales based Introduction to Rock Climbing is provided for people who have no previous climbing experience or have done a little climbing inside on a climbing wall. After this course you should be a competent second and feel happy as such up to V Diff or Severe grades.

Course Location

This course is normally based in North Wales. Snowdonia provides numerous locations ranging from sea cliffs to mountain crags in superb locations. The variety of locations also allows for working round inclement weather.

Rock Climbing Improver

Cost: £180 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.