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.
SO WHAT'S IT
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 will 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
Protecting a personal abseils
Rope management and knots
Safe descents off the crag
Single and multi pitch climbing
Dynamics of belaying and fall factors
Coaching of lead climbing
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.
All instruction and specialist equipment like ropes and climbing hardware.
WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED
You will need to complete a booking form and full payment will need to be made at the time of booking.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE CAN I STAY?
There is a full range of accommodation options in Snowdonia to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested in FAQ operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.