...Rock Climbing, Scrambling, Mountaineering and Hillwalking in North Wales...Guiding, Coaching and Instruction
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
Course Start Dates:
NB: We can arrange course dates to meet your requirements.
I had the privilege of climbing with Mark for two months and I quickly learned that he possess the perfect mix of rock and book smarts. Not only is he one of the best climbers I have ever met, but he has the education and training to translate complex physical and mental climbing concepts into material that is easily absorbed by those who are new to the sport. At the same time, I was also able to observe Mark engage his skills in ways that challenged even the most seasoned climbers in my group. Do yourself a favor, climb with Mark and find out why he is a great instructor and guide!
Matthew Regan 12/02/2017
I had the pleasure of being one of Mark’s students about three years ago for climbing courses in Europe and South America. His style of instruction and mentoring still resonates with me to this day. In fact, I have found myself using his methodology throughout my time working as a climbing instructor on a professional and personal basis. Over the years I have worked with other professionals in the industry and would not hesitate to put Mark up against the very best!
A 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking onto one of our courses. If the course has been confirmed the course and the start date is over 8 weeks away we will refund up to 50% of the deposit for the course. Within 8 weeks the deposit is non-refundable.
If you opt to pay the course fees in full at the time of book we will refund up to 75% of the full amount paid if cancellation occurs prior to 8 weeks before the course commences. If you cancel within 8 weeks of the course starting we will only refund 50%