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

    Fanfare, one of the steepest HVSs in the UK.

    Fanfare, one of the steepest HVSs in the UK.

    rust and ruin

    rust and ruin

    Simon Lake climbing a great new 6c in Australia.

    Simon Lake climbing a great new 6c in Australia.

    Misogynist Discharge, one of John Redhead's badly named routes. This 8a is chipped but only just possible.

    Misogynist Discharge, one of John Redhead's badly named routes. This 8a is chipped but only just possible.

    Mark reeves climbing the amazing Sea Sea Bubble, E3 5c, one of the more ameniable and better protected routes at North Stack Wall, Gogarth.

    Mark reeves climbing the amazing Sea Sea Bubble, E3 5c, one of the more ameniable and better protected routes at North Stack Wall, Gogarth.

    The amazing and technical Goose Creature, a bold start leads to a well protected but desperate move before more run-out climbing to the top. A slate classic.

    The amazing and technical Goose Creature, a bold start leads to a well protected but desperate move before more run-out climbing to the top. A slate classic.

    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.

    A tired and rusty abseil station at Tremadog. What would you do?

    A tired and rusty abseil station at Tremadog. What would you do?