Learn to Climb (Two Day Basics)
This course would be a natural progression from either our Learn to Climb (One Day Taster) or our Indoors to Outdoors course or as a standalone programme. By the end of this course we would expect you to be more confident and in a position to start becoming an independent climber, having a greater understanding of the best methods and techniques for traditional rock climbing and a greater awareness of the risks involved. This would include lead belaying, placement and extraction for leader placed protection, construction of belays and choice of most appropriate anchors as well as the setting up of ‘bottom rope’ systems using correct equipment.
Personal skills would also be coached and we would spend some time looking as ‘racking’, movement on natural rock and personal abseiling for retrieval of stuck protection. We may even spend a little bit of time looking at ways to avoid ‘problems’ but also simple solutions to unavoidable problems.
There is no set programme for this course but some of the expected outcomes can be found listed below:
Practise the skills required to second a lead climber on a traditionally, leader placed, protected route
Correct and effective placement of protection (building confidence and judgement)
Building a safe climbing anchor/belay
Equipment for traditional rock climbing
Dealing with common problems that might occur while climbing
Rope management systems and belaying
Climbing techniques for outdoor climbing
Use of a guidebook
Knowledge of climbing etiquette and environmental issues
Safeguarding a personal abseil
Venue: Various venues around the north of England - North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Peak District and the Lake District (contact us if you would like to arrange for this course to be delivered in another area).
Duration; – two days
Accommodation: This course is non-residential - recommendations are available.
Staff Ratio: 1:6 Please note, a minimum of three people are required for this course to be viable.
Venue: Various venues around the north of England - North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Peak District and the Lake District (contact us if you would like to arrange for this course to be delivered in
Equipment: All technical equipment and protection is available to borrow while you attend this course but if you have your own please bring this along and we can confirm if it is suitable or not.
Cost: Course only £140.00 (two days) Please note, a minimum of three people are required for this course to be viable.