The Peak District National Park

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Sport Climbing Learn to Lead

£179 per person

2 days - Ratio 1:4

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


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. 

Experience needed:

Prior climbing experience and competency of belaying / tying in is necessary for this course.

What you will learn:

  • Lead belaying

  • Dynamic belaying

  • Anchor managment

  • Top rope set up's

  • Re-tying in

  • Clipping

  • Fall management

  • Equipment use

  • Climbing techniques

At the end of this course we aim for you to be fully independent, with all the knowledge you need to go and enjoy this amazing climbing style in confidence.  

Kit needed:

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


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. 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.   

Mountain training:

This course is part of the Mountain Training's 'Rock Skills' accreditation  scheme. If you would like to be awarded with a certificate at the end of your course, all you need to do is register with Mountain Training and give us your membership number. Registration is free for all under 18's and £20 for those in wiser years. Once registered you will be eligible for certification on all 'Rock Skills' courses (introduction, intermediate and learn to lead).  Register now.

Course dates:

To run this course we just need a minimum of 2 people and dates can be arranged to suit your diaries throughout the year. Below are some we already have running which if you are by yourself you are more than welcome to join in!



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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