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Lead Climb Improver

From: £300.00 Price £150 per day for 1 to 2 people.

Lead climbing is an enthralling activity that requires a full range of skills. At some stage in most peoples climbing careers they’ll reach a stalemate where they don’t feel confident in their abilities. This course is designed with those people in mind. It’s tailored to your individual needs.

If, for example, you’d like to learn more about gear placements or how to stop disco leg while you’re on the crux then this is the course for you.


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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:

Technical Skills:

  • Belaying a second
  • What to carry
  • Placing gear
  • Testing anchors
  • Building belays
  • Equalising anchors

Tactical Skills:

  • Which route(s) to climb
  • How to rack gear for maximum efficiency
  • How to practice lead climbing safely
  • When to place gear

Physical Skills:

  • Climbing footwork
  • Balance and resting
  • Traditional moves (e.g. chimneying and jaming)

Psychological Skills:

  • 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.

Additional Information


Lead Climber (You should be familiar with placing gear and leading a climb to get the most out of this course.)


Waterproof Jacket, Waterproof Trousers, Fleece / Jumper, Rockshoes, Harness, Food and Drink, I’d recommend bring your own rack


Scotland, Snowdoina, Lake District, Peak District, Devon and Cornwall


9am each day


5pm each day


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