Looking After Your Second

Location: Peak District National Park

Max Ratio 1:4

1 Day Course

£65 per person

"Being a competent leader is more than just having the ability to climb hard routes"

Summary:

Knowing how to look after the person you're climbing with is something that as lead climbers we forget about. The focus of climbing in most peoples minds is keeping the lead climber safe and our second is an after thought. This workshop focuses on looking after our second as in most cases they generally are the weaker climber and a variety of ways to help keep them safe and look after them on routes.

Who's this for?

This is an advance workshop for climbers that have a good level of experience leading outdoors and are interested in learning new skills to improve knowledge within the sport.

What we cover:

  • Single & Twin ropes

  • Hauling

  • Climbing past gear

  • Lowering past knots

  • Route choice 

  • Seconding dilemmas

  • and more...

Kit needed:

Your rack, 2 x prussiks, guide plate, plenty of slings & carabiners, shoes, chalk & helmet.

If you are struggling for kit let us know as we have plenty at the school however learning with your own equipment is really useful and is advised. 

Itinerary:

Our normal start time and meeting point is 9:30am at our centre The Peak Climbing School however as this is a private booking you are welcome to choose and pick your start time and venue. 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.   

Open course dates:

We have a number of courses running all year which can be booked online below.

 

If these dates don't suit your calendar please get in touch as we are always more than happy to put more course dates on! 

We need a min of 2 people to run an open course, therefore it's advisable you book for 2 to ensure it goes ahead. However this is not a requirement!

If you do book individually onto an open course and we don't get enough participants to run the session we will try our best to re-book you onto another course or give you a full refund.

 

Private booking:

If you'd rather book this course privately and have us all to yourself thats no problem. Our private guiding day rates will just apply. All private courses can be adjusted to completely suit your needs.

Secure Payment:

We accept most major credit and debit cards and with our secure booking system booking your course couldn't be easier. However if you'd prefer to book and pay over the phone please get in touch.

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.

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All our 'open course' dates are displayed on the calendar below; please feel free to flick though and see which date suits you best. If there isn't a course showing on the date you'd like to join us, no problem, just get in touch via email or phone to see if we are able to add a new course date. 

August 2020
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9:30 AM
Sea Cliff Skills / 9th August
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9:30 AM
Top Rope Set Up's / 23rd August
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9:30 AM
Building Better Belays / 6th September
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