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

    Idwal Slabs, one of the classic beginners trad climbing venues in North Wales.

    Idwal Slabs, one of the classic beginners trad climbing venues in North Wales.

    Learning how to build a Belay

    Learning how to build a Belay

    Home of some of the boldest routes at Gogarth, North Stack Wall both scares and excites most climbers!

    Home of some of the boldest routes at Gogarth, North Stack Wall both scares and excites most climbers!

    Peter Pan, now a fantastic 6a+ after it was re-equipped.

    Peter Pan, now a fantastic 6a+ after it was re-equipped.

    Hazel Robson with a determined look having made the crux step on Monsyter Kitten, E1 Dinorwic Slate.

    Hazel Robson with a determined look having made the crux step on Monsyter Kitten, E1 Dinorwic Slate.

    The second ptich of Super Direct on Dinas Mot, a classic E1 with intricate slab climbing on this pitch and some steeper more powerful moves on the next.

    The second ptich of Super Direct on Dinas Mot, a classic E1 with intricate slab climbing on this pitch and some steeper more powerful moves on the next.

    A busy day on the plexus Buttress.

    A busy day on the plexus Buttress.

    Snakes and Ladder the scramble round the slate quaries is a classic wet/rest day activity. Or a great alternative day out to scrambling in the mountains.

    Snakes and Ladder the scramble round the slate quaries is a classic wet/rest day activity. Or a great alternative day out to scrambling in the mountains.


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