Intro to Rock Climbing – 5 Day

Intro to Rock Climbing – 5 Day
Have you dreamt of climbing outside? Need a helping hand gaining the skills required to do so safely? This course will help make those first brave steps. We will take you through all the skill you need to be an independent climber.
 

Are you stuck inside or seconding routes and want to learn how to lead climb on Trad protection? The world of traditional climbing is a door that can be opened to you if you come on a learn to trad climb course with Snowdonia Mountain Guides. If you don’t know your nuts from your cams or a clove hitch from an overhand then it’s time you did.

We offer a great introduction to trad lead climbing courses based in Snowdonia that will cover all the skills you need to know to become an independent traditional lead climber. During the course we cover the safe operation and use of all the gear that you are likely to find on a trad rack. The course also covers the ropework you’ll need to make a belay and bring up your second in safety. In order to get you from where you are to leading outside we will also cover basic climbing technique, tactics and of course how to get down safely from the top of the crag. All accomplished whilst climbing some of the classic climbing routes that Snowdonia is famous for.

This course is like being handed the keys to a whole new world and life of adventure awaits on the other side. Learning to lead climb safely and in a controlled manner will make the rest of your climbing career a dream.

 
 
Prior Experience: No prior climbing experience necessary
Duration: 5 Day
Cost: £600
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    Photos from Previous Courses

    A climber on a Lead Climb Coaching Course climbing Pigeon Hole Crack on Holyhead Mountain

    A climber on a Lead Climb Coaching Course climbing Pigeon Hole Crack on Holyhead Mountain


    Mark Reeves Snowdonia Mountain Guides head coach on a day off enjoying Deygo, E3/4 Red Wall at Gogarth.

    Mark Reeves Snowdonia Mountain Guides head coach on a day off enjoying Deygo, E3/4 Red Wall at Gogarth.

    The amazing Brant Direct a stubborn climb on first acquaintance but after a few laps you realise that whilst it is strenuous in places nearly every other move is a hands off rest.

    The amazing Brant Direct a stubborn climb on first acquaintance but after a few laps you realise that whilst it is strenuous in places nearly every other move is a hands off rest.

    Jon Radcliffe on the run-out See Yer Bruce, E3 Australia, Dinorwic Slate Quarries.

    Jon Radcliffe on the run-out See Yer Bruce, E3 Australia, Dinorwic Slate Quarries.

    Llion Morris climbing the classic Rap, VS, on Castell Helen, sister route to Pel, both of which rouchly follw the abseil lin

    Llion Morris climbing the classic Rap, VS, on Castell Helen, sister route to Pel, both of which rouchly follw the abseil lin

    The Classic hand-traverse pitch on the Direct Route on Dinas Mot, one of the finest lines in the Valley.

    The Classic hand-traverse pitch on the Direct Route on Dinas Mot, one of the finest lines in the Valley.

    SS Special, a fantastic E2 that is a game of three halves. A slab technical crack, a spooky wall and a fierce pull round a lip.

    SS Special, a fantastic E2 that is a game of three halves. A slab technical crack, a spooky wall and a fierce pull round a lip.