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Lead climb coaching - Lake District

rock climbing 

Lead Climb Coaching

This is the course for those looking to gain confidence in their trad leading.  Check in on your skillset as we look at the tactical, technical and psychological elements of climbing to aid your progression in climbing. 

Bespoke and tailored to suit you and your goals. 

This course is delivered by mountain professionals that are affiliated with the Association of Mountaineering Instructors


PRICES: £220pp

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Are you lead climber? Looking for more confidence? Want to check on your skills? Need a climbing MOT? This course can be tailored specifically to your level and your goals. 

Beginner Leader

Build confidence in your trad gear, learn to move more effectively on rock and be more assured in your ability. With our observations and coaching we can help you help you improve your leading.

Pushing your grade

Operating somewhere around Severe to VS? We can help you feel assured and confident at these grades. Delve into our climbing tactics, psychological coaching and technical input. 

Performance climbing

Wanting to climb above VS? Maybe lead your first E1? We can help.  With LDM you can overcome your plateau. We have lots of expert drills to help you improve your performance and we are experts at helping you progress in a safe and controlled environment. 


Physical Skills

Fundamental movement skills and climbing styles are explored throughout the course.  Our instructors are on hand to offer coaching and introduce more advanced climbing movement skills to you that will help towards your climbing progression. 

Tactics for Outdoor Climbing 

What to look for when climbing outside, route reading, looking at guidebooks, understanding the rock and how to operate on different rock types. 

Footwear and Equipment

Footwear and equipment selection and how to use the kit you choose. E.g. types of shoes, harnesses and technical gear such as: cams, nuts, hexes and ropes. 

Technical Skills

Lead belaying, holding falls and undertaking a personal abseil.  These are all fundamental climbing skills and we will teach you up to date best practice and build your understanding towards being independent and autonomous with these key skills.

Pushing your comfort zone

In a safe and controlled environment we can help you adapt and progress your lead climbing; build trust, confidence and understanding in your own abilities. 

Decision making 

Developing processes for quicker decision to improve climbing efficiency, see gear placements quicker and make better judgements.

Hazards and Emergency Procedures

Identifying hazards, managing risk, understanding common injuries, how to get help and the role of Mountain Rescue and associated emergency services.


More advanced movement and technique

Tactics for steeper climbs 

Double rope techniques




Leading at Gouther Crag - Swindale
Performance lead coaching - developing leading skills


Have discussed your aims, goals and objectives with a qualified instructor and have an action plan towards achieving this, 

Developed a good understanding on the technical skills and physical abilities needed to improve your climbing,

Have covered the tactics and psychological elements that are common to holding us back in our leading, 

Be more confident on the and have developed technical competence


Small Group Sizes:

Our low instructor-to-participant ratio ensures personalised attention and maximum learning opportunities.

Certified Instructors:

Our experienced and certified instructors are dedicated to your safety and skill development.

Real-World Application:

The course is designed to equip you with practical skills for independent rock climbing adventures.

Beautiful Locations:

Enjoy learning in some of the most scenic rock climbing environments in the Lake District.


28th March 2025

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15th April 2025

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11th May 2025

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4th June 2025

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18th August 2025

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These courses can be run bespoke for you on any date of your choosing in Spring, Summer and Autumn ​​​​

Course Ratios

1:2 Ratio (max ratio) 

This course is best delivered ay 1:2 so we have a belayer for leading climbs


An instructor can teach up to 2 people on this course - we can provide additional instructors adhering to our ratios.  

For every 2 climbers we would supply an additional instructor. 

Our instructors are MCI qualified and associated with AMI. 


16yrs+ to attend this course

Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian


We can accommodate under 16's on private days.  This means you can attend as a family for example. (12+) 

You will need be a trad leader to benefit from this course, but it doesn't matter what your level is. 

We are on hand to offer to coaching to all skillsets and experience levels. 




Harness, helmet, ropes & climbing hardware are available to use and included in the price

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

You can bring any of your own equipment to use on the course

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have your own rock shoes. 

Click here for a rock shoes buyers guide


This course is delivered in the Langdale Valley.

We will meet at the Sticklebarn National trust car park for meetings and course outlines.

We will use a single pitch venue for the day such as Sticklebarn Crag, Raven Crag, Kettle Crag, Long Scar, Black Crag. 

It will be possible to car share to get to these venues if necessary or use public transport from Ambleside.

Not quite what you're looking for?

Hire our Lake District Mountaineering instructors for private and tailored programmes.

Suited to your goals & ambitions to make the most of YOUR time in the mountains. 

Day rates: 

1:1 £240

1:2 £140pp

Climbing in Langdale in the Lake District


We look forward to hearing from you and working towards your mountaineering ambitions and helping to achieve your goals. 

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