ADVANCED

CLIMBER

learning to lead climbing course in snowdonia

Both the 2 and 5 day courses are the ideal progression for those who want to make the transition from following a partner to making the first moves on the sharp end of a rope.

 

THE 

DETAILS

COURSE DATES

2020

2 DAYS

16-17 May

11-12 July

5 DAYS

22-26 June 

10-14 Aug

COST

2/5 days

£180/£400 per person

Ratio 1:2

Every year these dates don’t work for everyone, but if there are 2 of you I can offer this course at dates convenient to us both, just drop me a line at ppmountaineering@me.com with an idea of when works best for you

SO WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

 

North Wales has some of the best choice of rock climbing routes in Britain, offering exciting, adventurous routes on a variety of rock and venues that will please everyone.

 

The 2 day course is an excellent introduction to the art of leading on traditional gear (ie: where you place the gear to protect the route) and will prepare you with the skills to consider your 1st lead. The 4 day course will extend your rock climbing experience and enable you learn the skills in greater depth with the aim of truly becoming a self sufficient climber. Towards the end of the course you may have the option of putting everything together and leading your own traditional climbs…

What does the course cover?

Over the course/s we will look at:

 

  • Interpreting Guidebooks and grades

  • Route choice and route finding

  • Personal movement on the rock

  • Placing protection

  • Building anchors

  • Protecting a personal abseils

  • Rope management and knots

  • Safe descents off the crag

  • Single and multi pitch climbing

  • Efficient ropework

  • Dynamics of belaying and fall factors

  • Coaching of lead climbing

  • Problem avoidance 

 

 

HOW TO BOOK

It's simple!

Complete the online booking form and pay a deposit

 

Make sure you check out the terms and conditions

Full payment details are on the booking form

You will receive confirmation of your booking, payment received and final details.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...

DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?

To ensure you get the most from this course, you will have either attended my Real Rock Course or have a reasonable amount of experience seconding lead climbers with good belaying skills. You should already be a reasonably competent second

 

WHO WILL RUN MY COURSE?

All courses are run by myself, occasionally if I have to use another Instructor then I will inform you of that. I don’t use instructors unknown to me or who aren’t close friends. The small team that I use are equally as qualified, experienced and keen to share their enthusiasm of the mountains in a relaxed and safe manner.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

All specialist equipment such as harnesses, helmets can be provided however if you have your any of your own technical gear then you are welcome to bring it along. I will send you a detailed kit list once you confirm your place.

 

WHERE DO WE MEET?

All my courses are run in Snowdonia from Llanberis or Capel Curig. I will confirm the time and place when you reserve your place.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

All instruction and specialist equipment like ropes and climbing hardware.

 

WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED

Accommodation

Food

Personal Insurance

Personal equipment

 

BOOKING?

You will need to complete a booking form and full payment will need to be made at the time of booking.

OTHER QUESTIONS

If you have other questions that you haven’t been able to find the answer to on my website, then just drop me a line at ppmountaineering@me.com

WHERE CAN I STAY?

There is a full range of accommodation options in Snowdonia to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested below operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.

HOSTELS

PLAS CURIG

snowdoniahostel.co.uk

01690720225

ST CURIGS CHURCH

stcurigschurch.com

07980 619139

 

GUEST HOUSE / INN

GWESTY PLAS COCH

plascochsnowdonia.co.uk

01286 872122

TYN Y COED 

tyn-y-coed.co.uk

01690 720331

 

CAMPSITES

GWERN GOF ISAF

gwerngofisaf.co.uk

01690 720276

 

GWERN GOF UCHAF

tryfanwales.co.uk

01690 720294

 

BRYN TYRCH FARM

heartofsnowdonia.co.uk

01690 720414 

DOLGAM 

dolgam-snowdonia.co.uk

01690 720228

QUESTIONS

Still have a question? Check out the most common FAQ's here or please do CONTACT ME

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

Ensure you have a read of our Conditions of Booking before you book your place 

WHATS NEW?

Find out what's been happening on the hill this week as well as any last minute availabilty

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