Under 18's Learn to Lead Climb Course

Summer Holiday Outdoor Lead Climbing Course for ages 12-17 in the Peak District

Under 18's Learn to Lead Climb Course

Price : £249.00 per person

Location : Peak District

Duration : 2 Days

Ratio : 1:3

Minimum age : N/A

What's Included :
  • All technical instruction and equipment.
  • Complimentary use of our bouldering wall after the course.
  • Complimentary refreshments.
  • Free parking.
  • 10% discount on equipment in our shop

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

Our 'Courses for Young People' Lead Climbing Course is the perfect way for under 18's to experience learning to lead climb on real rock.

If you have already done some climbing and are looking to gain the skills and confidence that you need to become a lead climber on single pitch routes then this is the course for you. Over two days you will learn a 'toolbox' of essential lead climbing techniques that will allow you to operate successfully as an independent climber. By keeping the ratio of students to instructors low we ensure that we have sufficient time to have an in-depth approach to your learning. This detailed instruction combined with the wealth of stunning single pitch climbs that are available to us in the Peak District means that you will have had lots of opportunity to put what you learn into practice. 

Lead climbing skills are introduced safely and progressively by our highly experienced instructors to ensure that you get the most from your course. You will learn everything you need to know to select an appropriate climb, assess what equipment is required and how best to use it and then climb the route safely and efficiently. 

Please note that we are not a residential training centre, so the participants must be dropped off an collected at the start and end of each day.

As a reference, Pure Outdoor Ltd is AALA certified (http://www.aals.org.uk/aals/provider_detail.php?ref_no=R2331), holds full public liability insurance, comprehensive risk assessments and all instructors are qualified with ongoing training and CPD.

Weatherproofed Climbing Courses

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

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Course Outcomes

  • Gain a thorough knowledge of suitable equipment for lead climbing. 
  • Be able to build a safe and effective belay anchor.  
  • Understand correct and efficient placement of protection equipment while climbing. 
  • Understand techniques for rope management and belaying for lead climbs. 
  • Develop movement skills to improve lead climbing. 
  • Understand climbing grading systems and use them to select appropriate routes. 
  • Have a knowledge of climbing etiquette and environmental issues. 
  • Do a lot of climbing!

Course Information

All required equipment can be provided. If you have any equipment of your own then you are welcome to bring it along.

Outdoor climbing experience and regular indoor climbing experience.


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

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)