This course is for climbers who want to get on the sharp end of a rope and lead their first indoor route. Leading any route carries risk - under careful guidance, learn best practice to control and minimise them. Our experienced instructors will help you master the principles:
Your instructor will also give you an in-depth guide to the equipment and the seemingly endless variations when it comes to belay devices, ropes, quickdraws, harness and slings.
This is full day course, starting at 10:15 and finishing at 17:45. Please check times when booking.
Please note - this course is only suitable for experienced top rope climbers with current belaying/top rope climbing experience (e.g. someone who has completed a beginners course and has consolidated their skills). Anyone without this level of competence will not be able to take part.
Please note - this course is for over 18 years old participants only.
Loved it, cheers Tom!
5th September 2021
Such a great course. Really informative, covered everything and more. Thanks :)
10th February 2020
It was really great! Falling has never been so rewarding. Nolan tailored the course for our level, gave good feedback and taught things in a way that made sense and gave context. He also had good, gnarly climbing stories.
7th December 2019
Lead climbing course was awesome! In a group of 4, we got to learn all that was required and additional tips on how to safely belay a falling climber. Very well structured! So much fun!! It would be great, if there was a follow up shorter course for those who are keen on refreshing their skills or making sure, that they have been using the skills correctly, especially if not keeping up with lead climbing regularly. Massive thank you for this experience :-)
21st October 2019
Fantastic course, very helpful - good pace and great teacher. Correct group size.
20th May 2019
Noland was very professional and adapted well to the groups competency. He gave very constructive criticisms and was very enthusiastic the whole day. Shorter “refresher” courses would be great as well
19th May 2019
I really enjoyed the day, the instructor was very knowledgeable and able to answer any question throw at them, I think it was an excellent investment in my safety and enjoyment of the sport and also for those I climb with.
1st May 2019
Small group size and excellent instruction, learnt so much during the course, would highly reccommend
29th April 2019
Generally a great course. Learnt a lot, the instructor was fantastic.
25th February 2019