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Trad climbing course (Intro to) – Resin to Rock

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Enjoying his first outdoor rock climb

Are you an indoor climber, wanting to make the transition to climbing outdoors? Or do you need a helping hand to learn the basic skills needed to start trad rock climbing? Spend 2 days with our experienced instructors on our trad climbing course and let us introduce you to the delights of rock climbing outdoors.

You will learn skills in the following areas, and more:

  • Trad rock climbing gear: hexes, wires, nuts, cams? Learn when to use it and why.
  • Trad grades and route types: experience the difference between VDiff and HVS
  • Climbing skills and techniques: face climbing, jamming, laybacking, smearing and more.
  • Placing and removing gear quickly and efficiently
  • Belaying a leader on a trad rock climb
  • Anchor selection and rigging: learn how to rig your own bottom ropes
  • Abseiling
  • Interpreting guidebooks, choosing your line and reading the route. Psychological techniques to get you up the route as efficiently as possible.

We can run an intro to trad climbing course for individuals or for groups, at a time that suits you.

When you are hooked by this addictive sport and it’s time to develop your skills further, check out the next step up here.

Our intro to trad climbing courses can be run from pretty much anywhere in the mountains of the Lake District, the Peak District, Wales or Scotland.


Price: Prices for 2 full days of instruction and climbing are below.

Number of peoplePrice per person
- 2 day course
Total price
- 2 day course
Instructor to client ratio 1:1£295£295
Instructor to client ratio 1:2£175£350

Click here to make a booking or to find out more. You can also contact us by telephone on 07702 942980.

Ages and abilities: We can cater for all ages and abilities, from the new climber to those wanting to push their lead grade.

Group sizes and ratios: We put your safety first so the maximum instructor:client ratio that we will work to is 1:4 – if your party is bigger than 4 people then there will be more than one instructor.

Venue: We will choose a venue that suits your aspirations and minimises the travelling that you need to do. We are spoilt for choice in the Lakes, Snowdonia and in Scotland too.

Kit: We will share a kit list with you when you book, but all you really need are warm and waterproof ‘outdoor’ clothes and footwear. You can borrow harnesses, helmets and rock gear from us, but we’d advise that you use your own kit if you have it so that you can get used to using it. Rock shoes are advised to get the most out of your course. We will provide all ropes.

Times: Generally we would look to meet at around 09.30 and be finished by around 16.30. However, we believe in bespoke, tailored days so we will always do our best to work around your other commitments and time constraints.

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