You’ve already been on the sharp end but you feel like you need a bit of help. This might be that you don’t trust your gear or that you feel your technique completely goes while leading. Whatever your reason I can provide some help.
This course aims to get you past those barriers which you’ve found. We can look at a variety of skills from technical, like placing good gear; tactics, such as choosing the correct routes; physically being strong and balanced enough to climb the routes; and psychological preparation to ensure you stay calm and enjoy the climbing. An example of these and other topics can be seen below:
- Belaying a second
- What to carry
- Placing gear
- Testing anchors
- Building belays
- Equalising anchors
- Which route(s) to climb
- How to rack gear for maximum efficiency
- How to practice lead climbing safely
- When to place gear
- Climbing footwork
- Balance and resting
- Traditional moves (e.g. chimneying and jaming)
- How to prepare yourself mentally to lead
- How to stay calm when it feels like its going wrong
- Trust in “good” gear placements
As you can tell this gives a lot to fit in during the course. For this reason I run this course for between 2 to 5 days;
With this course you can be sure it’s tailored to your needs and I’ll aim for you to go away being confident and enjoying your climbing. If you have any questions regarding this please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact details found on this site.
Accommodation is not included.
Locations for the course will be discussed upon booking. Should we not be able to agree a suitable destination you’ll not be charged.
Please select between two and five days for your course.