rock climbing improver

For those looking to build upon their climbing knowledge and progress from the introductory course. Become a competent second. 


Instructor Ratio - 1:2

2 Day Course

1 person: £340 (£170 per day)

2 people: £210pp (£105pp per day)

belaying a climber


This course is aimed at those who have completed an 'Introduction to Trad Climbing Course' or climbers looking to transition from indoor to outdoor climbing.  

This course is an expansion from the 'Introduction to Trad Climbing' course and will expand on knowledge and skills shown during that day.  

This is an opportunity to refine those skills over a longer period. 


This is a 2 day course.


Course Outline:

Day 1:

  • Recap tying in and belaying

  • Discuss modern gear such as nuts, cams and hexes

  • Be guided on a rock climb and familiarisation with the systems

  • Demonstrate and practice gear placement in the rock

  • Build belays

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


Day 2:

  • 'In series' climbing to practice gear placement and runner management

  • Learn to belay a second

  • Stance organisation and belay changeovers

  • Safe abseiling and descent from the crag

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

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.  


Some prior knowledge will be beneficial

Wear and fit a harness correctly

Tie a rethreaded figure of eight knot

Belay a top roped climber

(This can be refreshed on the day)

Good for climbers looking to build competence. 


All technical equipment is provided. 

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

Harness & Helmet provided

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


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

We can select venues close to your accommodation where possible.

We regularly use the Langdale & Borrowdale valleys. 



7th/8th April 2022 - 9:30am

25th/26th April 2022 - 9:30am


4th/5th May 2022 - 9:30am

19th/20th May 2022 - 9:30am


2nd/3rd June 2022 - 9:30am

29th/30th June 2022 - 9:30am

Can't see a date that works for you? Contact us for private and bespoke courses. We are happy to discuss your ideas and tailor a programme for you

Bracket & Slab Climb
Bracket & Slab Climb

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Belaying - Kettle Crag
Belaying - Kettle Crag

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Mock Leading - Scout Crag
Mock Leading - Scout Crag

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Bracket & Slab Climb
Bracket & Slab Climb

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cancellation policy

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.