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Learn to Lead Climb (2-day)

Learn LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:4 | From £405.00

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Overview

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.

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DETAILED INFO

AIMS

Spend 2 days developing a solid foundation in lead rock climbing techniques, whilst leading a variety of rock climbs.

IS IT FOR ME?

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.

CONTENT

Meeting your instructor on the first morning provides an opportunity to discuss your experience and aspirations. We’ll target:

  • Re-cap on core rock climbing skills such as movement on rock and belaying both leader and second (including holding falls and lowering).
  • Tying into multi – point anchors both in reach and out of reach using the rope alone.
  • Learning to use rock climbing protection equipment such as nuts on wire, hexes and camming devices and assessing the efficacy of the placements.
  • Developing lead climbing skills.
  • Interpreting a climbing guide book, identifying a route and then climbing it.
  • Understanding of climbing grades, ethics and conservation.
  • Abseiling, how to protect yourself on an abseil and how to set up an abseil.

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date06/07/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£405.00Places
Date17/08/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£405.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

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USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Instruction

Use of kit

Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day

In-course transport

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

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.

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

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

Helmet

40lt rucksack

Climbing Harnesses and rock shoes

All technical climbing hardware & equipment

Walking poles

 

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES

 

Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.

 

Personal clothing

Warm outdoor wear

Insulating layers

Trekking / climbing trousers (not cotton)

Hat & gloves – leather palmed Belay Gloves are useful for rope work scenarios.

Whistle

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.

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