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Dream of scaling impressive rock architecture? Of successful days spent cragging with friends and to increasing your confidence on rock? We can help you become an independent climber ready to create a life time of memories. Learn the skill set required to safely rock climb protecting yourself and your partner as you ascend. Learning to lead climb using leader placed protection is a real mile stone in a climbers career. It is also a crucial stage for a climber to seek expert tuition. Why not do this under the supervision of one our instructional team whilst you enjoy the dramatic beauty of Scotland.
Spend 2 days developing a solid foundation in lead rock climbing techniques, whilst leading a variety of rock climbs.
Most of the course will be based outside with all the climbing action taking place on real rock. Lead climbing, with the inherent risk of falling no matter how well managed, is risky. You should be aware of and accept these risks. You will therefore be encouraged to discuss with your instructor how you progress from day to day to allow both you and your instructor to manage these risks.
Meeting your instructor on the first morning provides an opportunity to discuss your experience and aspirations. We’ll target:
Use of kit
Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom. If booking as an Individual, you will not be asked to share with a stranger.
Breakfast on each course day
Dinner on each course day (except the final day, and on one day or back-to-back courses).
Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge.
Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities.
Glenmore Lodge has a large, and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment. Although we can supply all the equipment you will need, at this level you are encouraged to use your own hill gear including emergency gear, tent, stove etc. (Your instructor will of course want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity).
YOU WILL NEED (Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)
Waterproof jackets and trouser
Insulated synthetic jacket
Appropriate footwear for the course
Climbing Harnesses and rock shoes
All technical climbing hardware & equipment
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES
Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.
Warm outdoor wear
Trekking / climbing trousers (not cotton)
Hat & gloves – leather palmed Belay Gloves are useful for rope work scenarios.
Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags
Hydration system (water bottle)
Box or bag for packed lunch
Personal first aid kit
Suncream & sun hat
Glenmore Lodge will provide any technical equipment required on a skills course e.g. climbing ropes and racks.
Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.