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

Course Start Dates:
April 16, 2018
  • NB: We can arrange course dates to meet your requirements.

  • To book, find out more or to arrange an alternative date email us here.
    …or call us on 07872565225

    Photos from Previous Courses

    SMG Head Coach on his other job bring the new rockfax Slate Guide to life.

    SMG Head Coach on his other job bring the new rockfax Slate Guide to life.

    James McHaffie on the first of the 2 pitches of New Climbing on the Tower of Midnight, Cryn Las. This was an E6/7 pitch followed by an E8 pitch.

    James McHaffie on the first of the 2 pitches of New Climbing on the Tower of Midnight, Cryn Las. This was an E6/7 pitch followed by an E8 pitch.

    Guy Stevens, breaking through from the shade and into the sun on Lazarus, Severe on Idwal Slabs Hollytree Wall.

    Guy Stevens, breaking through from the shade and into the sun on Lazarus, Severe on Idwal Slabs Hollytree Wall.

    A climber being coached on Merlin Direct, Tremadog

    A climber being coached on Merlin Direct, Tremadog

    James McHaffie moment away from blowing his on-sight attempt at Strawberries one of the toughest E6s in the at the time and probably why it has since been upgraded to E7!

    James McHaffie moment away from blowing his on-sight attempt at Strawberries one of the toughest E6s in the at the time and probably why it has since been upgraded to E7!

    Mark Reeves Snowdonia Mountain Guides head coach on a day off enjoying the final epic pitch of Deygo, E3/4 Red Wall at Gogarth.

    Mark Reeves Snowdonia Mountain Guides head coach on a day off enjoying the final epic pitch of Deygo, E3/4 Red Wall at Gogarth.

    Adam Riches making quick work of the final crux pitch of Super Direct on Donas Mot, this was his third day on a sports climbing to trad climbing course.

    Adam Riches making quick work of the final crux pitch of Super Direct on Donas Mot, this was his third day on a sports climbing to trad climbing course.

    A climber toping out on the awesome Black and Tan.

    A climber toping out on the awesome Black and Tan.


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