LEARN TO LEAD CLIMBfrom
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
Learning to Lead climb is an exciting and exhilarating part of your climbing journey . However that journey needs to be safe. Over the duration of the 2 day we will look at the skills that you need to make you an effective, efficient and safe lead climber. Most people who look to do a course about learning to lead climb have done some mountaineering in the past and now looking to step it up. Alternatively have been a second for some time now and are now looking to give it ago as well.
The Learn to Lead Climb course is run on a ratio of 1:2 under the instruction of an Association of Mountaineering instructors member so that you get the most out of the day and maximum climbing. The is set to your level and because of the do not have set plan we will fit the course around your level of ability and needs through out.
Over the course of the 2 days we will look at
- Re-cap on core rock climbing skills such as movement on rock and belaying both leader and second (including holding falls and lowering).
- Tying into multi – point anchors both in reach and out of reach using the rope alone.
- Learning to use rock climbing protection equipment such as nuts on wire, hexes and camming devices and assessing the efficacy of the placements.
- Developing lead climbing skills.
- Interpreting a climbing guide book, identifying a route and then climbing it.
- Understanding of climbing grades, ethics and conservation.
- Abseiling, how to protect yourself on an abseil and how to set up an abseil
Ideally your have your own climbing rack and rope but if you dont we can suppliment this with some of our gear.
Your also need your own climbing harness, shoes and helmet. As well as clothing appropriate to the weather.
When you book your get information sheet with much more detail.
You must have previous climbing experience and have either seconded sport climbs or seconded trad routes. You must be able to belay a lead climber.
It really does not matter at all – To create a good learning environment and get max practise we will be on mostly easy grades.