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Multi Pitch Climbing

rock skills

multi pitch Climbing

This course is for trad climbers looking to move into multi-pitch climbs and includes building belays, runner placement, stance management, rope work skills and safe descent.  Join us to move safely into multi-pitch terrain. 

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





A multi-pitch climbing course is aimed at climbers who have already developed a foundation in rock climbing and are looking to expand their skills to tackle more complex and challenging routes. For example, those who are comfortable leading single-pitch routes and are looking to transition to multi-pitch climbing, aspiring alpine climbers looking to tackle longer routes and participants who wish to broaden their climbing skills and add a valuable skill set to their repertoire.


Welcome and Course Overview

Introduction to the course objectives and schedule.

Brief review of participants' climbing experience.

Multi-Pitch Climbing Fundamentals

Understanding the concept of multi-pitch climbing.

Equipment overview: harnesses, helmets, belay devices, slings, and protection.

Anchor Building and Belay Transitions

Building solid and redundant anchors at belay stations.

Techniques for smooth transitions between belay stations.

Communication and Strategy

Effective communication techniques on multi-pitch routes.

Route strategy, including selecting belay stances and managing rope.

Simulated Multi-Pitch Climbing

Participants take turns mock leading pitches while practicing multi-pitch transitions and communication.

Multi-Pitch Climbing

Participants apply their skills on a guided multi-pitch climb.

Emphasis on safety, communication, and efficient climbing techniques.

Efficient Climbing Techniques

Advanced techniques for various types of rock and terrain.

Strategies for conserving energy and managing endurance on multi-pitch climbs.

Lead Climbing on Multi-Pitch Routes

Lead climbing skills specific to multi-pitch environments.

Placing gear, route-finding, and managing rope on lead.

Course Recap, feedback and action plans

Review of key concepts and skills learned during the course.

Participant feedback, course evaluation, and certificate presentation

learn multi pitch skills and rope work in the lake district
Learning the climb - Lake District


Have covered the course content in a safe and enjoyable outdoor environment 

Have climbed outside for a good proportion of each day on an appropriate crag

Be in a stronger position to second and climb multi-pitch routes on rock, using appropriate techniques and safe practice.


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 and challenging rock climbing environments.

Expert Instruction:

Learn from certified instructors with extensive multi-pitch climbing experience.


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

We recommend that you get in touch to undertake this course with your group/climbing partner and we can schedule the dates to suit.

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Course Ratios

1:4 Ratio 

This is an open course designed for you to meet like minded individuals and learn to climb together  

An instructor can teach up to 4 people on this course - we can provide additional instructors adhering to a 1:4 ratio. 

Minimum of 2 for courses to run


16+ yrs to attend this course

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

Preferably, you have some climbing experience and have seconded or even lead on single pitch climbs

Can tie in with a figure of 8 knot 

Wear and fit a climbing harness correctly 

Have belayed a lead climber


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

Click here for a rock shoes buyers guide


These courses use the North Lakes and we use the crags of Borrowdale to deliver the outline of the course. 

We will meet in Keswick Climbing Wall cafe for 9:00am


Here we will discuss your aims and outline the course structure. 

We use crags such as Black Crag, Bowderstone Crag, Shepherd's Crag, Glaciated Slab as examples. 

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 £210

1:2 £240

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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