multi-pitch climbing skills

For those looking at bigger objectives and wanting to progress into the world of multi pitch climbing.  Looking at rope work, stance management, runner placement, belaying and safe descent. 

2 Day Course

1 person: £380 (£190 per day)

2 people: £210pp (£105pp per day)

people: £180pp (£90pp per day)

people: £170pp (£85pp per day)



If you are looking to progress into multi pitch venues then this course is designed to teach you all the appropriate skills needed - looking at rope organisation, stance management and safe descent this is an all inclusive course with lots of climbing.


Course Outline


Day 1:

You will be guided on a multi pitch climb to begin with, and here we will demonstrate the following:

  • Runner placement and management

  • Rope work (half vs single ropes)

  • Belay stances and management

  • Reducing twists at belays

  • Protecting a second (traverse)

  • Descent and personal abseiling ​


Day 2:

  • Complete a multi pitch climb

  • Climb routes 'in series' or independently

  • Build your own belays

  • Belay a second

  • Manage your own stances

  • Gain independence

  • Discuss problem solving where appropriate

The price of this course is inclusive of:

  • A qualified Mountaineering Instructor affiliated with AMI

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • Technical equipment 

  • Professional coaching & instruction

  • Small ratios and focussed guiding

Read more about AMI here: About AMI


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Exclusive discount for LDM customers when booking this course

Course Ratios

1:2 Ratio - 2 people per 1 instructor

Safety is paramount so no more than 2 people per 1 instructor in technical terrain.


A party larger than 2 will require multiple instructors - we can supply instructors adhering to our ratios - please enquire.  

Feel free to book as an individual, and we will try to find another climber to run at 1:2 and maximise learning opportunities.  If you want an exclusive booking, then please let us know and will run at 1:1.


Wear and fit a harness correctly

Tie a rethreaded figure of eight knot

Preferably, you have some climbing experience and are looking to improve your lead climbing, stance organisation and overall rope work

Single pitch only lead is accepted - we can build your skill set towards multi pitch leading. 

We can coach you towards your goals on a bespoke basis


All technical equipment is provided. 

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

Ropes and climbing hardware all provided and inclusive of the price - we can provide a full lead rack if necessary

Harness & Helmet provided but

ideally you will have your own

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

Click here for a rock shoes buyers guide


Our venues are carefully selected and tailored to get the most out of the programme. 

We regularly use the Langdale & Borrowdale valleys but there are many good areas to choose from - let us know where you're saying and we can tailor the programme

We will use well known climbs, allowing us to teach in contact on real world terrain.

All dates, courses and sessions are displayed on our booking system.  Follow the book now button to view all of our availability and book your course.

Please request a date if our calendar doesn't match your availability

Looking for a bespoke course?

For further information and enquiries, please use the contact form

Wallowbarrow Crag
Wallowbarrow Crag

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Gouther Crag - Swindale
Gouther Crag - Swindale

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Head End Quarry (North Lakes)
Head End Quarry (North Lakes)

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Wallowbarrow Crag
Wallowbarrow Crag

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

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