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:
identifying hazards (groundfalls, back-clipping, Z-clipping) and how to resolve them
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 course is 4 hours long with a ½ hour break. Please check times when booking.
Please note - this course is only suitable for climbers with experience of belaying/top rope climbing (e.g. someone who has completed a beginners course). Anyone without this level of competence will not be able to take part.
Great course, very fun and friendly and a lot was covered in 4 hours ... You wish the class never ends :)
22nd February 2015
The lead climbing course was interactive, fun and informative. Safety, clipping technique and other best practices were covered in detail. Time flew by, advances were made and there was always time for a laugh!
18th January 2015
Instructor was great - really friendly and quick to point out when you are doing something wrong.
17th January 2015
It was exactly what I was hoping for. Now confident Leading and looking forward to practising what I've learnt.
22nd November 2014
The course was excellent. Instructor knew his stuff and taught it effectively. He pointed out mistakes without making you feel bad about making them.
16th August 2014
Everything went well! Everything was well explained and the instructor made it fun. There's not much room for improvement as far as i could see. It was good value for money and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I'm going to recommend it to my friends.
16th August 2014
The course was fun and I feel like I learned a good number of things and understood the concepts and techniques taught and the common dangers demonstrated.
On the negative, we spent a lot of time doing top rope belaying which is generally useful but it felt too long if you're generally confident with belaying. I was expecting that in 4 hours we would have had some time in the end dedicated to try out all the things we learned during the course and do some actual leading. I'm not sure if it was in the scope of the class. Even if it wasn't, I think I would have found it more useful if we had practiced clipping a bit more and done more leading with a top rope fallback.
21st July 2014
The course was really good - the instruction was great and different concepts & problems were clearly explained. I felt however that it might have been better done over two days, or as a longer day with a break in the middle. 4 hours felt like a long time to stay concentrated but also wasn't long enough to get through everything. At the end of it I felt like I had a good foundation in the techniques, but not confident in my ability to put them into practice. If a leading improvers class was a possibility it would be a really great follow on to build confidence and establish good habits.
21st July 2014
I loved everything! Made me want more. Thank you very much!
20th July 2014