"Keeping it together, Lucy slowly made her way up past the crux. This route's in the bag she thought"

 

Summary:

Learning to trad climb is not only beneficial for single pitch rock climbs, but the skills learnt on this course are transferable to all styles of climbing. Once you have mastered the art of trad climbing, almost the entire world of climbing is open for you to explore. This course will teach you competency to climb confidently on single pitch crags and also teach movement techniques that are unique to trad climbing.

What you'll learn...
  • Placing gear
  • Rigging
  • Belaying
  • Equipment 
  • Leading techniques
  • Problem solving
  • and much more...
Experience needed:

Preferably it would be a great if you are leading indoors and have some outdoor seconding experience. 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. 

All these skills are covered on our Becoming Independent Course so if you need a good place to start feel free to check this course out instead!

Kit Needed:

All kit is provided unless you'd like to use your own.

​Itinerary:

Our start time and meeting point is 9:30am at our centre The Peak Climbing School. 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. We sometimes we use areas further away from our centre so you can get the most out of your course, therefore some transport is advantageous.  However if you are struggling for transport please let us know so we can arrange some for you. We aim to be finished around 4:30pm each day.

How to book:

Select the 'Book Privately' button below and we will run this course completely private and bespoke to you, on the date you request. The calendar shows all our availability, just simply selected the date and book in! Your course will run consecutively from that date. 

If there isn't a date available please don't hestitate to Contact us and im sure we can sort somthing out for you. We need a min of 2 people to run this course successfully! Therefore bookings are made for 2 people attending. 


FAQ's

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 will supply you with all the kit you need! Thats shoes, chalk, harness helmet 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 no problem.

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

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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  • Friday 3rd May, 2024

  • Friday 17th May, 2024

  • Friday 31st May, 2024

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  • Friday 14th June, 2024

  • Friday 28th June, 2024

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  • Friday 12th July, 2024

  • Friday 26th July, 2024

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  • Friday 9th August, 2024

  • Friday 23rd August, 2024

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  • Friday 6th September, 2024

  • Friday 20th September, 2024

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  • Friday 4th October, 2024

  • Friday 18th 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

Our Gift Vouchers make perfect presents to celebrate a birthday, Christmas and any other special occasion!

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