"Clipping the final quickdraw at the top, Sam let out a sigh of relief. Smiling, he had finally lead his first route"
 
Summary:

Sport climbing can open up a whole new world, being one of the most accessible and popular styles of climbing in the world. In this session you will learn to lead climb, covering all technical aspects as well as good techniques to progress into the future. 

What you'll learn...
  • Dynamic belaying
  • Equipment
  • Setting up top ropes
  • Clipping
  • Fall management
  • Guidebook uses and more...
Experience needed:

Ideally it would be a great if you are leading indoors however understand everyone has different levels of expereince in many different climbing styles, so here is a simple check list of skills we are looking for. 

  • Fit Equipment
  • Tie into a harness
  • Top rope & Lead Belay
  • Feel confident climbing outdoors on rock. 
Kit needed:

All climbing kit is provided, including shoes and chalk. If you wish to bring your own gear that's no problem.

​Itinerary:

Our start time and meeting point is 9:30am at our centre. Here we will brief you on the days activity whilst having a free brew and biscuit. From here we will set off into the crag for an exciting days learning. The sport climbing venues used are with 20mins driving from the centre therefore some transport is advantageous. However if you are struggling for transport please let us know so we can arrange some for you. Day 2 will also start at 9:30am and will follow a similar format to day 1. On both days we will aim to be wrapping up around 4:30pm back at the centre. 

How to book:

To book its super simple, we have 'Open Courses' which run regularly throughout the year on set dates. Just select which date works for you and book online below. 

If the open dates don't suit or you'd rather have us all to yourself, select 'Book Privately' and we will run this course completely private and bespoke to you, on the date you request. Your course will run consecutively from that date. 

We simply add a small 'private booking fee' (£40) and need a minimum of 2 people to book.

Any questions at all please don't hestitate to Contact us


FAQ's

We will supply you with all the kit you need! Thats shoes, chalk, harness, helmet, rack, ropes the full works! We only use proper climbing equipment not crotch busting harnesses and normal group kit like many others use, if you're going to learn to climb then use the kit you're going to buy is our moto. If you have and like to use your own thats also no problem.

You will just need to bring / wear sutible clothing and food water etc. 

We are based in Upper Hulme in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands area of the west side of the Peak District. The medieval market town of Leek is no further than a 5min drive down the road and has plenty of super markets, pubs and shops to explore. 20 mins in the other direction and you arrive in the historical town of Buxton again full of shops, museums, cinema and a theatre. 

If you're struggling to find somewhere to lay your head after a busy day out on the rock, we can recommend these places to get you started. All are within walking distance of our centre and are set in stunning locations.

Hen Cloud Campsite - http://www.roachestearooms.co.uk/camping.html

Hazel Barrow Campsite - https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=14236

Field house cottage - https://www.fhcottagepeakdistrict.co.uk/

Roaches bunk house - https://www.roachesbunkhouse.com/thebunkhouse

Premier Inn Leek - https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/staffordshire/leek/leek-town-centre.html

Leek Apartments - https://holidayhomes-staffordshire.co.uk/

Rudyard Luxury Lodges - https://luxurylodgestays.co.uk/locations/peak-district/

We keep a very close eye on the weather at all times. If its just looking a little damp, overcast or showery the course will go ahead as normal and most of the time its never as bad as met office makes out! We are experts at finding dry and suitable areas to train you and our local knowledge is second to none. If however the weather is looking terrible for the duration of the course then you will be given the choice of re-booking onto another session later in the year and we will prioritise your booking over any new ones we receive. 


Open Courses

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  • Saturday 27th April, 2024

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  • Saturday 4th May, 2024

  • Saturday 11th May, 2024

  • Saturday 25th May, 2024

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  • Saturday 8th June, 2024

  • Saturday 22nd June, 2024

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  • Saturday 6th July, 2024

  • Saturday 20th July, 2024

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  • Saturday 3rd August, 2024

  • Saturday 17th August, 2024

  • Saturday 31st August, 2024

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  • Saturday 14th September, 2024

  • Saturday 28th September, 2024

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  • Saturday 12th October, 2024

  • Saturday 26th October, 2024


Booking Options

  • Book Privately

    Click the button below to show our calendar of availability and have us all to yourself! If you can't find a date available just contact us! 

    BOOK A PRIVATE SESSION

Instructors and insurance

All our staff are qualified and assessed by the Mountain Training Association and have years of coaching and instructing experience and all participants are covered for all activities via our public liability insurance.

MT AMI
Gift cards / Course bundles

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We also offer course bundles which allows you to Gift card more than one course to your loved one.

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How to Find Us

Based within the Staffordshire Moorlands part of Peak District National Park, just below the iconic Roaches; we have some of the best rock climbing and hiking venues the UK has to offer within walking distance of our centre. Situated 5 minutes up the road in Upper Hulme from the local town of Leek, getting to us couldn't be easier. With parking, toilets, free hot drinks and wifi our climbing school couldn't be a better place to start your journey.

01538 300174

info@peakclimbingschool.co.uk

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Upper Hulme Mill, Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8TY