Learn to Lead Climb Improvers Course (2)

Further develop your lead climbing skills with us in the Peak District


You have already cut your teeth at the sharp end of lead climbing and now you're ready to push the grade and your repertoire of technical trickery. Lets throw in extra ropes, meandering routes and complicated placements. It's time to amp up your climbing.

Learn to Lead Climb Improvers Course (2)

Price : £295.00 per person

Location : Peak District

Duration : 2 Days

Ratio : 1:3

Minimum age : 13

What's Included :
  • Expert tuition
  • All technical equipment
  • Complimentary use of our bouldering wall after the course
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Free parking
  • 5% discount on equipment in our shop
  • 5% of sales go to The Pure Outdoor Foundation

Share Course :


  • Low ratio of 3 participants (max) per instructor to maximise climbing time
  • Learn all the skills required to lead climbs safely, efficiently and with confidence
  • Gain experience on the world class single pitch routes of the Peak District

Course Overview

If you are already lead climbing and placing gear on the lead but want to develop and sharpen your skills and knowledge then this is the course for you. We will build on existing knowledge in a progressive and fast paced manner. The routes will become more technical and challenging and will require more advanced ropework to ensure that both yourself, the leader and second are kept safe. We will cover meandering routes, half rope systems, protecting traverses and much, much more.

Following this course you will have a broad technical skill set which will allow you to explore the guidebook and find ALL the perfect routes for your climbing style.

Our training centre 'The Adventure Hub' has an indoor climbing facility along with a rope rigging skills and training area. Of course, we are all ready to take you climbing outside on real rock, but for those rainy days when we have exhausted our selection of sheltered crags, it's a great facility and exclusive to Pure Outdoor.

We run this course on demand on a date to suit you for between 1 and 3 participants per instructor. Pricing depends on group size and your aspirations, please contact us for a quote and full details.

Course Outcomes

  • Gain a thorough knowledge of suitable equipment for lead climbing
  • Be able to build a safe and effective belay anchor in more challenging crag top environments
  • Develop greater understanding of more complicated placement of protection equipment while climbing
  • Know how to deal with common problems that might occur while leading
  • Understand techniques for rope management and belaying for lead climbs using two ropes
  • Enhance movement skills to improve lead climbing
  • Do a lot of climbing!

Course Information


9.30 - 16:30

Two days of refining and building on existing skills to give you the confidence to tackle a much wider range of single pitch climbs completely independently and with the confidence that you have the skillset to safeguard and problem solve whilst on route.

Your instructor will welcome you and discuss the aims of the course and you own aspirations over a great cup of fresh Italian coffee or tea.

You'll begin by checking through any equipment you have brought along with you and picking up anything else that is required from our stores as well as ensuring you are equipped for whatever the weather may throw at you.

The exact location will depend on the weather and the aims and abilities of the group. Most of the venues that we use are approximately 15 minutes drive from our office and when you arrive you can expect to walk for between 5 and 15 minutes to reach the rock itself.

You will spend the whole day working on practical, hands on activities. Initially we get hands on with the rock to see what your lead climbing strengths and weaknesses are. Here we assess and refine your gear placement, movement and anchor selection and construction. We then eradicate any existing misconceptions or safety flaws whilst addressing the principles of climbing with half ropes on straightforward routes before venturing out onto cliff faces with long traverses, roofs and movement around corners. We address the prevention and solutions for common problems and give you the chance to gain hands on experience within the safety of an instructor led environment. Over the course of the weekend we explore climbing locations that are characteristically different in every way from top anchors, climbing style and available gear placements. Towards the end of day two we take on an advisory role as you select and lead climb routes of your choice.

Once we are off the hill we will return to The Adventure Hub. With fresh coffee in hand we summarise the key learning points from the day's adventure, discuss your progress so far and set some personalised development targets for your ongoing climbing adventure.

  • We can provide all technical equipment including harness, helmet and rock shoes but if you have any of your own gear please feel free to bring it along
  • Clothing suited to the weather (waterproofs, warm tops, etc )
  • Good comfortable footwear for walking to the crag
  • A good supply of snacks and a drink
  • Sun cream, hat and sunglasses (you just never know!)

Experience of lead climbing on easy routes along with a good level of general fitness is required.  Your lead climbing experience may have been gained by attending our Learn to Lead Climb Course (1) or similar.

  • As a Certified B Corp, we’re one of a growing number of global businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance.
  • Our well-equipped training centre, The Adventure Hub, is Carbon Neutral.
  • We encourage car sharing wherever feasible.
  • We encourage the use of public transport on all our courses. Bamford Railway Station is 5 minutes' walk and we enjoy direct bus connections to Sheffield and nearby villages.
  • We offer free camping kit for guests staying locally and looking to cut down on luggage.
  • Our staff are trained to prolong the life of equipment used on this course, where it is possible to recycle equipment at the end of its life, we do so appropriately.
  • We operate in small teams at low ratios to reduce our impact on the venues we use and other countryside users.
  • We donate 5% of the value of all sales to The Pure Outdoor Foundation.

  • The physical and mental benefits of outdoor activities are numerous and well documented, we firmly believe that those benefits should be available to as many people as possible.

  • If you are interested in experiencing any of our activities but feel unable to do so then please contact us to discuss your specific needs, we will always try to find a solution that works for you.

  • There are a range of simple adaptions we can make to our scheduled courses such as choosing venues with minimal walking or easy access to toilet facilities, providing cold storage facilities for temperature sensitive medications, allowing additional time or arranging for participants to be accompanied by a trusted aide.

  • When participation as part of an open group isn't appropriate we can arrange private tuition. This allows for a more tailored approach and a much wider range of adaptions such as assisted climbing and abseiling techniques for participants with significant physical or mobility issues.

  • If private tuition is unaffordable then we can sometimes offer subsidised places to bring the price back in line with our scheduled courses .These are provided by the Pure Outdoor Foundation whose goal is to bring as many people as possible into the outdoors, please enquire about availability.

  • Clear communication before the activity is crucial so, as well as telephone and email conversations, we can also arrange to meet participants directly at a venue days or weeks beforehand to identify any specific barriers and begin addressing any anxieties.


Start time: 09:30 - Finish time: 16:30. Please note, these times are approximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when booking public transport.

Anyone aged 13 or over can attend any of our scheduled courses with the exception of Mountain Biking and Winter Skills where the minimum age is 18 unless accompanied by a parent.

We hold an AALA license and are able to take out children who are younger than 13, however we only offer this on a private guided basis. See our private guiding rates, as this can work out very competitive, especially when booking as a family. There is no maximum age, if you feel young enough to attend then you are very welcome!

This course is a non-residential course, so we do not provide any accommodation. However there are many amazing places to stay locally. Take a look at our accommodation guide in the info section for more information.

There are currently no course dates listed for this course, please contact us if you are interested and we can let you know when dates will be published.

Our instructors can be booked privately to deliver this course. Benefit from private tuition, pick a date that suits you and your instructor can design the day to suit your needs. You can hire one of our instructors from just £240 inc vat per day. (Click here to book a private course)