For those looking to build upon their climbing knowledge and progress towards being autonomous in their climbing. Trad climbing skills for UK climbing.
3 Day Course
1 person: £540 (£180 per day)
2 people: £300pp (£100pp per day)
3 people: £255pp (£85pp per day)
4 people: £225pp (£75pp per day)
This course would suit novice climbers looking to progress, improver climbers, those looking to build safe practice or those looking at progressing from indoor to outdoor rock climbing and trad climbing. We will use a mixture of venues and trad climbing areas to develop your knowledge and understanding of outdoor climbing.
This is a 3 day course.
A general itinerary and course outline:
The aim on this day will be to get you moving on the rock outdoors
On the day we will:
Tying in and refinement of this skill
Belaying & how to belay a lead climber
Climbing equipment - nuts, cams and hexes
Removing climbing gear whilst climbing
Seconding climbs and learning the systems
Learning climbing calls
Different belay devices and their uses
Looking at placing climbing gear
Tying clove hitches
Building belays (ABC, IDEAS principles)
Learn to belay a second
'In series' climbing to practice gear placement and runner management
Tying into the belay safely
Stance organisation and belay changeovers
Belay a second on routes
Ghost roping (placing gear on lead, with a top rope)
Safe descent, abseiling and rope retrieval
The price of this course is inclusive of:
A qualified Mountaineering Instructor affiliated with AMI
Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
Professional coaching & instruction
Small ratios and focussed guiding
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Exclusive discount for LDM customers when booking this course
1:2 ratio for focussed instruction in technical terrain
We will bring in an additional instructor (MCI) for day 2 in order to adhere to our ratios and keep the climbing safe.
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.
Some prior knowledge of climbing is beneficial - whether you're a regular indoor leader, top rope beginner or boulderer we can tailor the programme towards your skillset.
Ideal for those moving off the wall and looking for outdoor climbing experience.
Ideally you can fit a harness correctly, tie a rethreaded figure of eight knot and belay a top roped climber - but we can always show you how!
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
Harness & Helmet can be provided
You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have your own rock shoes.
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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.
We look forward to hearing from you and working towards your mountaineering ambitions and helping to achieve your goals.
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