...ROCK CLIMBING, SCRAMBLING, MOUNTAINEERING AND HILLWALKING IN NORTH WALES...GUIDING, COACHING AND INSTRUCTION
November 23, 2017
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.
A climber reaches the thank god jugs at the end of the crux sequence of Meshach's final pitch. A beautifully positioned rock climb on the inappropriately named Grim Wall.
Mark reeves climbing the amazing Sea Sea Bubble, E3 5c, one of the more ameniable and better protected routes at North Stack Wall, Gogarth.
Adam Riches on the steep and brutal final pitch of Super Direct on Dinas Mot in the Llanberis Pass
The amazing last pitch of the classic Tennis Shoe, named after the footwear of the first ascentionist. Which was something of a controversy at the time. Here being climbed by Josh Douglas on our UK trad tour.
Jesse King on the incredible Looning the Tube during out UK climbing tour.
Martin Chester climbing the classic Fanfare at Rhoscolyn the HVS that is like a jug indoor route it is so steep for the grade.
A client leading the stunning corner crack of Scratch pitch 2 on a lead climbing coaching course.
A climber fighting the anxiety as he pushes himself on a lead climbing coaching course in the top crack of Merlin Direct. This classic HVS is a great route to push into the HVS grade.