Multi-pitch Sport Climbing Essentials


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This whole day course is perfect for those wanting to take their climbing to the next level. Having a solid understanding of the techniques and skills required for climbing multi-pitch sport routes will open up a whole new area of the sport and make sure you and your climbing buddies are well prepared.

During the course our highly qualified instructor will introduce you to:

  • Suitable equipment for outdoor single and multi-pitch climbing. 
  • A re-cap on outdoor single pitch climbing. 
  • Different methods of re-threading the rope through the fixed anchors at the top of a climb. 
  • Multi pitch climbing, leading pitches and setting up anchors at the end of the pitch.
  • Equalised anchors.
  • Direct belays.
  • Direct belaying from above using a Reverso.
  • Rope management.
  • Swapping leaders
  • Arranging abseils (single and multiple).
  • Lowering on a loaded Reverso. 
  • Using a GRIGRI on direct belays.
  • Recap and conclusion  



In order to take part in this course you need to meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a competent indoor lead climber and belayer 
  • Have a desire to start sport climbing outside on real rock?
  • Want to take it even further and start leading big multi pitch sport climbs?
  • To make the most of the course you should be leading French grade 5 confidently. 

A minimum of 2 participants are required in order for this course to run

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Time: 10:15 - 17:45
  • Cost: £120
  • Climber to Instructor Ratio: 4 to 1

All specialist equipment is provided by us - the only extra thing you need is a packed lunch! 

Refund and Cancellation policy:

You must give 72 hours notice if you need to cancel or amend your booking. Cancellations within 72 hours from the course start date will not result in a refund, date changes or other amendments will not be granted.

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Latest Reviews

The course was absolutely great - Martina is an amazing instructor. We covered a lot of content but the course was so well structured that we have chance to practice everything while also leaning the theory. I don't think I'll be forgetting anything, and I now I feel prepared for multi-pitch climbing. Thank you so much Martina!
19th June 2022

All went perfect. Martina was really professional. I learned everything I was hoping to and now am ready to go on a big wall:)
28th July 2019

Martina is a great instructor. I've done the intro to rope climbing with her and was really glad to find out she was also running this course.
20th May 2019

Very practical and hands on, provided all necessary equipment. The teaching was really good. Was quite a fast pace and there was a touch of impatience towards the slower members of the group. Overall a very useful course
20th May 2019

Martina was a great trainer this Sunday! Very friendly and yet spot on guidance and correction when we were making mistakes during exercises. The length of the course was great as well
30th April 2019

Excellent course, comprehensive and with fantastic instruction. Be aware it’s outside so dress accordingly
28th April 2019

It was great, lots of information packed in a day. Things I'd change: please, please, please warn people about how cold it gets at the wall. Not everyone has necessarily been to Mile End (we hadn't been before) and the classic "wrap up warm" would have been an understatement considering it dropped to 3 degrees. It was bitterly cold and made focusing quite tricky.
16th December 2018

Martina is a very knowledgeable and experienced instructor, friendly and patient and shared the essentials of multipitching with us as well as interesting techniques for handling specific situations. Great course, would highly recommend it.
1st April 2018