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

Max Ratio: 1:2

3 Day Course

1:1 £315pp (£105 per day)

1:2 £270pp (£90pppd)

Lead Climb Coaching - Learn to Lead Climb

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 1:

  • Recap tying in and belaying

  • Discuss modern gear such as nuts, cams and hexes

  • Demonstrate and practice its placement in the rock

  • Build belays 

  • Set a framework for safe and solid belays (ABC and IDEAS acronyms)

Day 2:

  • Place gear independently

  • 'In series' climbing  

  • Learn to belay a second

  • Runner placement and management

  • Stance organisation and belay changeovers. 

  • Discuss descent and abseiling

Day 3:

  • Build top rope belays for ghost roping

  • Place gear and gain peer feedback

  • Route choice

  • Lead climb with 1:1 coaching and instruction

This course works best when booked for 2 people


To book this course, visit our BOOK NOW page and complete the enquiry form. 

For further information email us. 

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Course Dates

This course can run on any day that is suitable for you.  We will run the course over 3 consecutive days. 

Venue & Location

We will choose suitable crags and venues.  We use Borrowdale or Langdale. 

Visit our climbs and venues page for ideas. 


All technical equipment is provided for this course. 

Use our Kit Lists to know what to bring for your course. 

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