• Price:

    £279.00 P/Person

  • Location:

    Peak District

  • Duration:

    3 Day Course

  • Ratio:


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



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.


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:

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 these dates don't suit or are already booked up then select 'Book Privately' as this will show our 'calendar of availability' with all the dates in which we can run another course :) we just need a minimum of 2 people to book if booking this way.

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


We understand this is a very tricky time for everyone! If for any reason you can't make a course with us because of COVID then don't panic. We will guarantee you space on any future course! We have said to everyone we will honour any bookings made, which have been affected by the pandemic into the foreseeable future with no expiry date. 


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

  • Course Date
    No. of People
    Payment Type
  • Friday 13th August, 2021

  • Friday 27th August, 2021

  • Course Date
    No. of People
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  • Friday 8th October, 2021

  • Friday 22nd October, 2021

  • Course Date
    No. of People
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  • Friday 5th November, 2021

  • Friday 19th November, 2021

Booking Options

  • Add a new 'open course' date

    If our open dates above don't work for you, why not just add your own! Select the date you'd like a course to run and this will create a new course above.

  • Book this course privately

    This course can be booked privately! Click the button below to show our calendar of availability and have us all to yourself!


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.

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


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