Learn to Lead Climb

Learn to Lead Climb

Most climbers aspire to lead for themselves. This comprehensive course will give the experienced second and those with limited experience of leading, the skills, experience and judgement required to do so commensurate with their current climbing ability. The aim will be to climb as much as possible, firstly on single pitch then multi-pitch routes. Concurrently you will be taught and coached in the new skills; placing protection, belay systems, building belays, rope management, leading with single and double ropes, stance management, abseil organisation, route selection and route finding, problem solving and mental preparation.

The course duration will allow skill aquisition and then more importantly, consolidation of these skills so you can feel confident in your ability to lead climb across a wide range of scenarios.

Course Length

5 Days

Course Price


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Course Suitability

  • Those with previous multi-pitch outdoor rock climbing experience

Equipment Provided

  • All technical equipment
  • Climbing equipment
  • Personal technical equipment if required (harness, helmet, climbing shoes)

Course Requirements

  • A desire to develop personal climbing further
  • Head for heights
  • Moderate level of fitness
  • Sense of adventure

Please Bring

  • Any personal technical equipment
  • Packed lunch and drink
  • Walking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Waterproofs

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Course Dates Places
Learn to Lead Climb (£460) 18-09-2023 to 22-09-2023 2

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I accept that mountaineering activities are hazardous by their very nature. I understand that Snowdonia Climbing staff and instructors employed by them, are appropriately qualified and experienced to run the activities and will at all times proceed in a manner to minimise the risk of injury, and I accept that however unlikely, accidents and injury could occur.

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Learn to Lead Climb
Learn to Lead Climb