For those looking to progress into grade 2 and 3 scrambling terrain. Learn to place gear, take coils and safeguard the technical pitches.
Instructor Ratio - 1:2
2 Day Course
1 person: £340 (£170 per day)
2 people: £210pp (£105pp per day)
Scrambling is the grey area of uncertainty between walking and climbing. Often this is the most dangerous ground to cover - it may be easy sometimes but a fall or slip could have high consequences.
It is important to be able to judge the terrain and know how to protect it, and safeguard yourself and other members of your party - especially if you have to climb a steeper section of the route.
On this course we will show you to use the rope, looking at when it should be used and what methods may be appropriate in different scenarios.
This course is for people comfortable at grade 1 and 2 but looking to develop technical skills to safeguard themselves on grade 3.
Planning and preparation
Clothing, gloves and gear
We will guide you on a grade 3 scramble looking at:
Fundamental climbing skills
Tying in, belaying
Placing and removing gear
Movement coaching and climbing styles
Complete a grade 2/3 scramble (independently)
Learn how to take coils
Discuss decision making around moving together and when to pitch
Building solid belays
Belaying direct, indirect, body belay and when each technique is appropriate
Descent - lowers & abseils
The price of this course is inclusive of:
A qualified Mountaineering Instructor affiliated with AMI
Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
Professional coaching & instruction
Read more about AMI here: About AMI
Exclusive discount for LDM customers when booking this course
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.
Experience of scrambling on Grade 1 terrain.
You will have completed at least 3 grade 1 scrambles and have a head for heights
If you are a novice scrambler - take a look at our 'Guided Scrambling' page.
All technical equipment is provided.
We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage
Harness & Helmet provided but
ideally you will have your own
You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have appropriate mountain footwear (boots).
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.
Example venues include: Pinnacle Ridge, Cam Crag Ridge, Middlefell Buttress, Crescent Climb, Jack's Rake etc
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
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.