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Rock climbing Skills

Our rock climbing courses are designed to offer structured and supportive learning opportunities to help people gain further knowledge and become independent climbers.

LDM are affiliated with Mountain Training to provide approved training for Rock Skills courses at all levels.  LDM are one of the approved providers to run these courses on behalf Mountain Training, the organisation that oversees qualifcations and skills pathways for outdoor particpants and professionals. 

There are different levels available so you can choose the most appropriate course for you, based on your current skill level and experience. 

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Rock Skills


A Rock Skills Introduction course is ideal for beginner climbers; those who have never climbed on rock and those with limited experience of climbing indoors.

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Rock Skills


Rock Skills Intermediate courses are aimed at people with some experience of climbing who want to improve their movement skills, develop their ropework skills and learn about traditional protection.

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lake district sport climbing course

Rock Skills

Learn to Lead Sport 

Rock Skills Learn to Lead Sport Climbs courses are ideal for people who are ready to progress to leading sport routes on rock, improve their lead climbing confidence or refresh their leading skills.

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Rock Skills

Learn to Lead Trad 

A Learn to Lead Trad Climbs course is all about learning trad climbing skills including how to place protection, build belays and move in an assured manner on rock.

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Multi-Pitch Climbing with Lake District Mountaineering

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.

Climbers rescue course in the Lake District

Rock Skills

Self Rescue for Climbers

This course focusses on improvised rescue techniques for climbing.  This includes skills such as tying off a belay plate, hoisting climbers and escaping the system.

WHAT customers SAY

Tying in to a belay when trad climbing

Been on a few trad climbing and scrambling days with Sam from Lake District Mountaineering and each outing has been absolutely brilliant.
The experience is perfect for somebody wanting to try something new. Sam's knowledge is fantastic and I've truly learned a lot each session.

Using a safety lanyard for climbing

I did a Rock Climbing course over 2 days - what an awesome experience. Professional, great skill based learning and incredibly friendly chap. Will use again for courses.

A direct belay for scrambling

We were pretty new to trad climbing and we signed up for a trad refresher course with Sam.
Sam was really patient and encouraging throughout. He gave us a lot of helpful tips and made me feel more confident. Thanks for everything Sam


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

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