getting to grips with climbing on bolts
This is an ideal introduction to the fantastic sport climbing venues of North Wales learning how to do it yourself. Experience a variety of rock architecture, master the slate with its fine edges requiring good technique or aim for the steep limestones and gain a good grounding in steep rock. This two-day course is aimed at those keen to experience real rock and gain further knowledge on how to do it safely, building on current skills.
SO WHAT'S IT
The emphasis of this course is introducing you to the core climbing skills working towards you becoming a self-reliant climber whilst enjoying as much rock as we can climb! I will aim to use a variety of locations each day, you’ll just need to bring your enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!
What does the course cover?
Over the 2 days we will look at:
Interpreting guidebooks and grades
Basic movement coaching to develop and improve your climbing skills
Lead climbing confidence - how to move above that bolt
The 'safety chain' including clipping quickdraws, identifying what's a good bolt and rope management
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?
This is ideal for someone who climbs indoors and is looking for their first outdoor experience and wanting to become an outdoor lead climber. Ideally you will lead indoors and be a competent lead belayer, but this is not essential.
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?
I base myself from Llanberis and will confirm the time and exact 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 email@example.com
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.