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

    The Slate guide from Rockfax, written by SMG owner Mark Reeves and the Rockfax team.

    The Slate guide from Rockfax, written by SMG owner Mark Reeves and the Rockfax team.

    Pete Robins following the top ptich of Released From treatment, E6, Rainbow Slab.

    Pete Robins following the top ptich of Released From treatment, E6, Rainbow Slab.

    Simon Geering at the base of Sunset Slab Rhoscolyn

    Simon Geering at the base of Sunset Slab Rhoscolyn

    Sunset over South Stack Lighthouse, Gogarth.

    Sunset over South Stack Lighthouse, Gogarth.

    Sam Underhill looking toned and in control on the classic Deep Water Solo, Electric Bliue, E4 5c, Rhoscolyn, Gogarth.

    Sam Underhill looking toned and in control on the classic Deep Water Solo, Electric Bliue, E4 5c, Rhoscolyn, Gogarth.

    Even with his Mike Raine shows the tension of clipping the first bolt on Turket Chant which feels like it is a long way away!

    Even with his Mike Raine shows the tension of clipping the first bolt on Turket Chant which feels like it is a long way away!

    Adam Riches on the Classic Dream of White Horses. Adam came for a sport to trad conversion and this was his fifth day of trad climbing!!!

    Adam Riches on the Classic Dream of White Horses. Adam came for a sport to trad conversion and this was his fifth day of trad climbing!!!

    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