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

    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.

    An illustration of how different size wires leads to different amounts of overlap in the same gear placement when rock climbing.

    An illustration of how different size wires leads to different amounts of overlap in the same gear placement when rock climbing.

    The remote Easter Island Gully area of Main Cliff Gogarth. This is a great area and often devoid of other climbers.

    The remote Easter Island Gully area of Main Cliff Gogarth. This is a great area and often devoid of other climbers.

    An unknown Climber on the last few moves of Longland's Continuation to Avalanche/Red Walls on Lliwedd this is a massive 12 ptich outing up an amazing mountain crag.

    An unknown Climber on the last few moves of Longland's Continuation to Avalanche/Red Walls on Lliwedd this is a massive 12 ptich outing up an amazing mountain crag.

    llion Morris enjoying comfort of the girdle ledge and the setting sun on Castell Helen, South Stack Gogarth.

    llion Morris enjoying comfort of the girdle ledge and the setting sun on Castell Helen, South Stack Gogarth.

    A selection of different wire and nut placements in rock. These for the bedrock of rock climbing protection.

    A selection of different wire and nut placements in rock. These for the bedrock of rock climbing protection.

    Sometimes it pays to be flexible, a climber bridges out on Jack of Shadows a F7a, sport route on teh Colossus Wall, Dinoric Slate Quarries.

    Sometimes it pays to be flexible, a climber bridges out on Jack of Shadows a F7a, sport route on teh Colossus Wall, Dinoric Slate Quarries.

    The gobsmacking Lazarus one of the finest severed in the UK. Here Jesse works on his trad climbing on our trad climbing tour and instructor development and mentoring course.

    The gobsmacking Lazarus one of the finest severed in the UK. Here Jesse works on his trad climbing on our trad climbing tour and instructor development and mentoring course.


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