Develop skills and learn to place gear, build belays and progress into first leads on rock

Max Ratio: 1:2

3 Days Course


Lead climbing at Sandale


Course Outline

Are you looking to take the next steps to becoming an independent climber? Our learn to lead course will get you there.  

This 3 day course will start off with skill refinement and reinforcement of safe systems, good gear placement and an understanding of basic climbing principles. 

Day 2 will consist of a series of exercises including ghost roping and in series climbing to getting ready for the first lead which will take place on the last day.  These methods will introduce understanding towards runner placement and management, stance organisation and belay changeovers. 

The last day is focussed on you and your leading. Your first lead will be watched closely and route selection will be discussed.  The instructor is there to coach you 1:1 as they will be on a self line system next to you as you climb.  

This course works best when booked for 2 people


 All technical equipment can be supplied; harness, helmet, hardware and ropes are all included in the session. We would expect to own a pair of rock shoes for this course. We would encourage using any climbing equipment and hardware of your own for familiarity going forward after the course. to Please bring clothing suitable for the conditions on the day and follow our rock climbing kit list. 

Please contact us for a bespoke package and private course details - we can open up further dates in the calendar 



21/22/23rd June 2021


Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel 


1/2/3 July 2021


National Trust Car Park - Surprise View 


Private Bookings

Can't see a date that works for you?  Contact us for a private and bespoke course to suit your availability. 

Lead climbing at Gouther Crag Swindale Lake District


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Tel: 07811343999

Email: info@lakedistrictmountaineering.co.uk