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

    Enjoying easy trad climbing at Sennen Cove near Land's End Cornwall during our Uk trad tour

    Enjoying easy trad climbing at Sennen Cove near Land's End Cornwall during our Uk trad tour

    Teenage Kicks, Holyhead Mountain, Gogarth. This is a classic Severe and a perfect stepping stone to climbing at Castell Helen.

    Teenage Kicks, Holyhead Mountain, Gogarth. This is a classic Severe and a perfect stepping stone to climbing at Castell Helen.

    An illustration of how different size wires leads to different amounts of overlap in the same gear placement when rock climbing.

    An illustration of how different size wires leads to different amounts of overlap in the same gear placement when rock climbing.

    Kate Carrother showing her american heritage by storming up another crack on our trad climbing tour of the UK. Here on Original Route on the Holly Tree Wall on Idwal Slabs.

    Kate Carrother showing her american heritage by storming up another crack on our trad climbing tour of the UK. Here on Original Route on the Holly Tree Wall on Idwal Slabs.

    James McHaffie on Heatseeker, a technical and commiting 7c in the Rainbow Walls area of the Slate Quarries

    James McHaffie on Heatseeker, a technical and commiting 7c in the Rainbow Walls area of the Slate Quarries

    Tackling the hard start to Groove Above, a tricky severe on the continuation wall of Idwal Slabs

    Tackling the hard start to Groove Above, a tricky severe on the continuation wall of Idwal Slabs


    A client leads the way on Seams the Same on a private coaching course.

    A client leads the way on Seams the Same on a private coaching course.


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