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Introduction to Sport Climbing


1 day course

£90 pp

Coure ratio: 1:6

Location: Peak District

Are you keen to get out lead climbing on ‘the sharp end’ of the rope, but don’t want the faff of fiddly gear placements? Or you’ve been lead climbing indoors and want to take your skills further onto bolted routes outdoors? Our Intro to Sport Climbing one day course is an excellent springboard to help you gain the confidence and knowledge to head out and explore the amazing bolted sport climbing venues around the country. 

All of our courses are run by highly qualified and experienced Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors (formerly MIA) who are members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, so you know you are in good hands when it comes to knowledge, safety and tailored, progressive teaching to help you get the most from your course.

Course Content:

  • Understanding Guide Books & Climbing Grades

  • Safe lead belaying

  • Appropriate route selection and route reading

  • Using a variety of assisted belay devices

  • Lowering off safely and cleaning routes

  • Clipping quickdraws and rope management

  • Use of the clip-stick

  • Lead climbing tactics

  • All safety equipment can be provided

Course requirements:

To get the most out of this course, we recommend that you are able to tie in, belay safely and have some roped climbing experience. Not sure if the course is suitable for you? Get in touch with us to discuss :)

Course dates remaining 2022/2023:

Tuesday 14 March 2023

Tuesday 18 April 2023

Saturday 6 May 2023

Monday 29 May 2023

Outline of the day:

We will meet at the crag venue car park (car sharing options may be available), and after an initial meet and greet we will head out to the crag for the day. Your instructor will gradually introduce new skills and build on these as the day progresses. The day will end at 4pm with time to feedback and discuss the next steps for your climbing progression.

Kit to bring:

  • All climbing safety equipment can be provided

  • Harness and helmet (these can be borrowed)

  • Climbing shoes and chalk bag

  • Plenty of warm clothing

  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers

  • Suncream, sunhat and sunglasses

  • Plenty of food, snacks and water

  • Please feel free to bring any climbing gear you have as your instructor will encourage you to learn with the equipment you will be using in the future



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