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 tackles the top pitch of Rap at Castell Helen, opne of the classic VS's at Gogarth.

    A climber tackles the top pitch of Rap at Castell Helen, opne of the classic VS's at Gogarth.

    Simon Lake on the first 'hero' pitch of Central Sadness a classic E5 in the quarries.

    Simon Lake on the first 'hero' pitch of Central Sadness a classic E5 in the quarries.

    A climber powering their way up the final crack of Left Wall the ultimate E2 pitch in the Llanberis Pass.

    A climber powering their way up the final crack of Left Wall the ultimate E2 pitch in the Llanberis Pass.

    Sam traversing across to the base of the main slab on Symphony Crack at Rhoscolyn on a wild day

    Sam traversing across to the base of the main slab on Symphony Crack at Rhoscolyn on a wild day

    Simon Lake cruising up a rather strange 6a on Ayers Rock

    Simon Lake cruising up a rather strange 6a on Ayers Rock

    A climber sillouetted on Watch Me Wallaby Wank Frank, Slate Quarries.

    A climber sillouetted on Watch Me Wallaby Wank Frank, Slate Quarries.

    Finally a roof on slate rather than one made of Slate! pete Robin eases his way across Truffle Hunters Roof, F6c.

    Finally a roof on slate rather than one made of Slate! pete Robin eases his way across Truffle Hunters Roof, F6c.

    The Upper Tier of Gogarth, with the stand out crackline of The Strand, E2 clearly seen 'standing out' from the rest of the lichen covered rock on the left of the shot.

    The Upper Tier of Gogarth, with the stand out crackline of The Strand, E2 clearly seen 'standing out' from the rest of the lichen covered rock on the left of the shot.