Learn to Lead Climb

The Lake District
Group size
1 - 2 people
Experience level
Moderate
Duration
3 days
Distance
0 miles
Develop skills and learn to place gear, build belays and progress into first leads on rock

About the trip

Are you looking to take the next steps to becoming an independent climber? Our learn to lead course will get you there.

This 3 day course will start off with skill refinement and reinforcement of safe systems, good gear placement and an understanding of basic climbing principles.

Day 1:
Recap tying in and belaying
Discuss modern gear such as nuts, cams and hexes
Demonstrate and practice its placement in the rock
Build belays
Set a framework for safe and solid belays (ABC and IDEAS acronyms)

Day 2:
Place gear independently
'In series' climbing
Learn to belay a second
Runner placement and management
Stance organisation and belay changeovers.
Discuss descent and abseiling

Day 3:
Build top rope belays for ghost roping
Place gear and gain peer feedback
Route choice
Lead climb with 1:1 coaching and instruction

This course works best when booked for 2 people

Itinerary

DAY 1
Recap tying in and belaying
Discuss modern gear such as nuts, cams and hexes
Demonstrate and practice its placement in the rock
Build belays
Set a framework for safe and solid belays (ABC and IDEAS acronyms)
DAY 2
Place gear independently
'In series' climbing
Learn to belay a second
Runner placement and management
Stance organisation and belay changeovers.
Discuss descent and abseiling
DAY 3
Build top rope belays for ghost roping
Place gear and gain peer feedback
Route choice
Lead climb with 1:1 coaching and instruction
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Included

Helmet
Harness
Belay Plate
Nut Key
120cm Sling

Not included

Waterproof Jacket
Waterproof Trousers
Fleece Mid Layer
Insulation (spare warm top)
Hat & Gloves
Mountaineering Boots/Approach Shoes
Rock shoes
30-40L RucksackSpare Hats & Gloves
Lunch & Snacks
1 litre water
Hot drink
Personal Medication
Camera
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