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 01286650217 or Mobile 07872565225

    Photos from Previous Courses

    Simon Lake linking the Mask of the Red Death by adding a direct start, E3.

    Simon Lake linking the Mask of the Red Death by adding a direct start, E3.

    Boning hard on the crucial crimp and a look of fear in his eyes as Simon Lake makes the crux pull on Heading The Shot. E5/7a+.

    Boning hard on the crucial crimp and a look of fear in his eyes as Simon Lake makes the crux pull on Heading The Shot. E5/7a+.

    The amazing Brant Direct a stubborn climb on first acquaintance but after a few laps you realise that whilst it is strenuous in places nearly every other move is a hands off rest.

    The amazing Brant Direct a stubborn climb on first acquaintance but after a few laps you realise that whilst it is strenuous in places nearly every other move is a hands off rest.

    Mark Reeves stepping up into the fine groove of North West Passage a classic E1 on Castell Helen, South Stack, Gogarth

    Mark Reeves stepping up into the fine groove of North West Passage a classic E1 on Castell Helen, South Stack, Gogarth

    These DMM quad cams are somewhat old, With most climbers now opting to go with the DMM Dragon cams which are dual axle. These old style still work and are just as good.

    These DMM quad cams are somewhat old, With most climbers now opting to go with the DMM Dragon cams which are dual axle. These old style still work and are just as good.

    SS Special, a fantastic E2 that is a game of three halves. A slab technical crack, a spooky wall and a fierce pull round a lip.

    SS Special, a fantastic E2 that is a game of three halves. A slab technical crack, a spooky wall and a fierce pull round a lip.

    The amazing Mabinogion, E2 on Craig Ddu in the Llanberis Pass

    The amazing Mabinogion, E2 on Craig Ddu in the Llanberis Pass

    Simon Lake climbing the Merlin Super Indirect Variation at Tremadog. A fine and exposed HVS/E1.

    Simon Lake climbing the Merlin Super Indirect Variation at Tremadog. A fine and exposed HVS/E1.