Multi-Pitch, Advanced Rock Climbing
The Lake District offers a wealth of amazing rock climbs, from popular buttresses in Langdale valley to high mountain crags on Scafell and remote climbs on Esk Buttress.
This advanced course will take you out on a big day for a long mountain crag route where you will learn about route selection and finding, using double ropes, and setting up a belay stance. Depending on your ambitions, this course could also be a great opportunity to get onto your first lead climb if you’re up for it. There will be opportunity to discuss what you want to get from the course with your instructor so that this day can be tailored around the needs of the group.
We will be exploring all aspects of climbing, tailored to suit your needs depending on your experience. With a low ratio of 1:3 we can ensure that we have sufficient time to have an in depth approach to learning. Lead climbing skills are introduced safely and progressively by highly experienced instructors to ensure you get the most from your course.
Techniques covered will include:
– Knowing your gear and learning to manage it while climbing
– An understanding of climbing grade systems
– Efficiently taking out and placing protection
– Setting up safe belay stances
– Efficient rope management and belaying
– Movement skills
9am Meet at our offices in Staveley, LA8 9LW. We will do an equipment check to make sure everyone is suitably kitted out for the day.
Which crag we select depends on weather, group experience and size of group. Transfer to the crag is included in the price and may take anywhere between 30min and an hour. To get to the crag from roadside parking may take between 1-2hours of walk-in.
Decent walking boots are required for this.
Bring a packed lunch as we have lunch out at the crag
4-4.30pm: We head back to the office for a de-brief and another cup of tea before finishing up the course and heading home.
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