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

    Soloing the classic Diff Symphony Cracks is a must do for most trad climbers

    Soloing the classic Diff Symphony Cracks is a must do for most trad climbers

    Owen Samuels on the classic Ritter Sport, E3 5c, in Vivian Quarry. This classic route has a steep pumpy crack follow by a thin technical slab.

    Owen Samuels on the classic Ritter Sport, E3 5c, in Vivian Quarry. This classic route has a steep pumpy crack follow by a thin technical slab.

    Cig-Arete, 7b, a classic and demanding route with technical cruxes!

    Cig-Arete, 7b, a classic and demanding route with technical cruxes!

    George getting his gear in and head together as he faces up to the final crux crack of Merlin Diorect on a Lead Climb Coaching Courses.

    George getting his gear in and head together as he faces up to the final crux crack of Merlin Diorect on a Lead Climb Coaching Courses.

    A cleint eyeing up the crux pull round the lip of Scratch Arete, HVS, during a private coaching course.

    A cleint eyeing up the crux pull round the lip of Scratch Arete, HVS, during a private coaching course.

    Marty at the overlap on Scratch Arete during the final part of a lead climb coaching weekend.

    Marty at the overlap on Scratch Arete during the final part of a lead climb coaching weekend.

    Simon Lake reaching the crux of Webby's Downfall, during the first ascent.

    Simon Lake reaching the crux of Webby's Downfall, during the first ascent.

    Llion Morris foloowing the second pitch of Right Hand Red Wall, at E2 it is the easiest route up Right Hand Red Wall, kit is however a massive adventure and you are best to take 60metre ropes and link the 2nd and 3rd pitches to avoid this belay, which is sub-optimal to say the least!

    Llion Morris foloowing the second pitch of Right Hand Red Wall, at E2 it is the easiest route up Right Hand Red Wall, kit is however a massive adventure and you are best to take 60metre ropes and link the 2nd and 3rd pitches to avoid this belay, which is sub-optimal to say the least!