Intro to outdoor rock climbing – intro to trad
Are you an indoor climber looking to make the transition to climbing outdoors? Do you need help learning the basic skills needed to start rock climbing outside? Join our experienced professional instructors on our Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing course, and let us introduce you to the delights of rock climbing in the UK mountains.
Above all, we believe in tailored and bespoke courses for each individual climber. This means we can focus 100% on your ambitions, rapidly develop your skills, and accelerate your climbing career. But most importantly, we’ll be heading out and doing loads and loads of climbing!
The following topics are typically covered on our Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing courses, but as our courses are unique to you, the actual course content will vary to ensure that you meet your goals.
- Gain experience on a variety of different types of climbs, rock types, and grades
- Get coaching on different techniques, including jamming, laybacks, rock-overs, and more
- Learn about trad rock climbing gear; such as hexes, wires, nuts, and cams. Learn when to use what and why.
- Find out about trad grades and route types, and experience the difference between VDiff and HVS
- Receive instruction in anchor selection and rigging, and learn how to rig your own ‘top-rope’
- Learn how to abseil safely
- Learn about guidebook interpretation, choosing your line, and reading the route
Our 2-day course covers as much as possible within the given time frame (and we do cram it in!). However, if you’re looking to significantly develop your skills, we highly recommend our 4-day comprehensive course, which gives us ample time to move you up the grades and take your climbing to the next level.
We also offer a variety of other rock climbing courses, including:
Guided rock climbing: Let us guide you on your dream climb
Lead climbing course: Get on the sharp-end and learn to lead trad rock climbs safely
Multi-pitch climbing skills: Learn how to climb big routes quickly and efficiently
Self-rescue for climbers: The toolkit every climber should have.
Price and Dates: Our prices are shown in the table below, and we offer private courses that can be scheduled at a time that suits you. If you are an individual and would like to join a group course, let us know, as we may be able to match you with other like-minded climbers.
To make a booking or to find out more, please click here or contact us at 07702 942980.
|Course length (private courses)||Price per person|
|2-day introductory course|
4-day comprehensive course
|1 person (1:1) £395
2 people (1:2) £220
1 person (1:1) £795
2 people (1:2) £440
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