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Multi-pitch climbing course

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A typical multi-pitch climbing stance

Are you a single-pitch climber who is ready for the adventure of long multi-pitch mountain routes? You’ll have the base skill-set but multi-pitch climbing is a different ballgame, with complex route finding, tricky stance management issues and difficult descents to deal with.

Our multi-pitch climbing course will teach you the skills that you need to head onto big routes in the high mountains safely and efficiently.

You will learn skills in the following areas and more:

  • What gear to take on a multi-pitch route – choosing an appropriate rack
  • Guidebook interpretation and route finding in complex terrain
  • Strategy: how to break down your route – when to ‘run it out’ and when to keep pitches short
  • How to become more efficient on multi-pitch terrain and climb your route more quickly
  • Building multi-pitch belays with anchors that are in reach and out of reach, or both
  • Stance management: dealing with rope-faff on small stances – no tangles and twists!
  • Managing hanging belays
  • Communication with you partner on multi-pitch climbs
  • Descending safely – multi-pitch abseiling skills
  • Dealing with basic rescues

As well as learning the technical skills you will get to climb on some classic multi-pitch lines under the watchful eye of our instructors.

Our courses can be run from pretty much anywhere in the mountains of the Lake District, Snowdonia or Scotland.

For information on our other rock climbing courses, click here.


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, but being happy to lead Severe would help you get the most of this course .

Group sizes and ratios: We put your safety first so the maximum instructor:client ratio that we will work to is 1:2 – if your party is bigger than 2 people then there will be more than one instructor.

Venue: We will choose a venue that 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. You will ideally need your own climbing rack and equipment. 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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