Learn to Lead Climb Outdoors

Learning to lead climb is when some would say you become a ‘proper’ climber. It is the transition between climbing relying on safety ropes being pre-placed at the top, to being able to protect yourself whilst climbing without any pre-placed gear. This gives so much more freedom to the places you can climb and, once mastered, the possibilities are endless. 

Learning lead climbing can be very daunting to beginners and it is important that these skills are taught properly. Our courses will give you the skills and confidence to get on the sharp end. The course will cover the key skills needed for ‘Trad’ climbing, all under the close supervision of our expert instructors. 

Key Course Information:

  • Understanding Guide Books & Climbing Grades

  • Appropriate route selection

  • Equipment needed for lead climbing

  • Placing suitable protection

  • Building belays

  • Rope-work Skills

  • Lead climbing tactics

  • All safety equipment can be provided

  • Low ratio’s give you the most amount of time to learn

  • Max Ratio 1:3

  • This course is for people that have some climbing experience and can already ‘tie in’ and belay

Cost: £90 per person

Minimum of 2 people

Reductions available for bookings of more than 2 people, or multiple days

NB: Course can be provided for 1 person at a cost of £180 per day 


Venues: Lake District, Snowdonia, Peak District 

Please contact us for available dates