Trad Climbing Learn to Lead

Location: The Peak District National Park

Max Ratio 1:2

3 Day Course

£259 per person

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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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 will learn:​

  • Placing gear

  • Rigging

  • Trad lead belaying

  • Knot tying

  • Equipment used

  • Guide book use

  • Trad climbing techniques

Experience needed:

Prior indoor lead climbing experience necessary.

 

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.   

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.

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

 
As we get back to our feet...

We are open to bookings for all courses again however we feel it prudent to keep all the sessions private just for now and not run 'open course' dates until it is safe to do so.

 

However if you would like to attend a course that's no problem, all we need is a min of 2 people to run this session. Please just get in touch to book and we will get it all sorted for you.

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. 

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