Learn to Lead Climb Multi Pitch Course (3)

Gain the skills you need to move onto multi pitch routes with confidence.

Summary

Whether it's on sheer granite faces, rambling mountain crags or spray washed sea cliffs, multi pitch routes take on vast swathes of rock. Using the skills you already have from single pitch climbing we can show you how to go further and higher than you have ever dared before. Are you ready for your adventures to get a whole lot bigger?

Learn to Lead Climb Multi Pitch Course (3)

Price : £249.00 per person

Location : North Wales

Duration : 2 Days

Ratio : 1:2

What's Included :
  • Expert tuition and coaching
  • All technical equipment as required
  • 5% discount on equipment in our online shop

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Highlights

  • Gain the skills you need to tackle multi pitch routes with confidence
  • Low instructor to participant ratio (1:2) ensures lots of climbing and skill progression
  • Open a world of new climbing opportunities

Course Overview

The progression from leading single pitch routes to bigger multi pitch challenges can be intimidating, this course aims to give you the skills and knowledge you need to make the transition with confidence. Building on the skills you already possess as a lead climber you will develop an understanding of belay stances and rope management in a multi pitch environment. You will also begin to develop strategies for safely descending that are not generally necessary on single pitch routes.

By keeping the participant to instructor ratio low we can maximise the climbing and ensure that you get the chance to develop and refine your skills in this challenging new environment. At the end of the two days you will have a new found confidence to attempt some of the longer climbs that can be found in the UK and around the world.

Course Outcomes

  • Effective multi-pitch anchor systems
  • Multi-pitch stance management techniques
  • Basic self-rescue methods
  • Efficient methods for multiple abseil descents
  • Route reading and mental preparation for multi-pitch climbs

Course Information

YOUR LEARN TO LEAD CLIMB MULTI-PITCH COURSE

2 DAYS
9:30 - 16:30


MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Both days of the course follow a similar overall structure. Initially you will meet us at the Siabod Cafe, where your instructor will briefly discuss the objectives for the day with you. After ensuring that everyone has the necessary equipment you will very quickly be heading out to the venue that has been chosen based on the weather and the groups aims.


TRAVEL TO CLIMB LOCATION
Most of the venues that we use are approximately 15 -20 minutes drive and when you arrive you can expect to walk for between 5 and 25 minutes to reach the rock itself.

PRACTICAL CLIMBING SESSION
While the exact order of teaching is based on your previous experience and ambitions a typical course will proceed something like this: Initially the focus is on refreshing and refining the skills associated with leading a traditionally protected climb including placement of gear on the lead and building safe and effective belay stances. Quite quickly you will move onto how anchor systems can be adapted to make them more appropriate to a multi-pitch environment. Factors such as rope management in different scenarios, for example a single lead climber vs alternating leads, along with safety when leaving a stance and ability to retreat when necessary will be considered. The ability to descend a route safely is often a major concern when attempting multi-pitch routes so you will also look at some basic problem solving techniques, self-protected abseils and efficient methods for linking multiple abseils together when it is necessary. Throughout all of this you will continue to work on the placement of gear while leading and the mental strategies that will help you move higher than you have ever been before. By the end of the two days you will feel confident that you have the knowledge and skills that you need to tackle some of the taller challenges that are available to you in the UK and worldwide.

BACK TO THE CAFE
At the end of the day you will return to Siabod cafe for refreshments and debrief where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and decide on what your priorities should be for continued improvement.

  • We can provide all technical equipment necessary. Due to the nature of the course we would expect most participants to own most of the required equipment already, you are welcome to bring this 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!)

You should be a competent leader of single pitch routes. This could have been achieved independently or by attending our Learn to Lead Climb Course.

FAQs

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.
It is essential that you let us know about any medical condition or injury when booking and that you also let your instructor know on the starting day of your course. This information will remain completely confidential but is essential to allow us to tailor our activities to suit you and to ensure the safety of other group members.

Bookings can be made online or over the phone. All of our courses can be booked in 3 ways:


a) Attend a scheduled course. 

These are open to the public to anyone that meets the pre-requisites. We often advertise many dates for each course, we generally always list 12 months of available dates. This is the most popular and often works out the most cost-effective way of attending our courses.


b) Add a date to our schedule. 

On some courses, we can add extra dates to our schedule, providing you are booking for a certain minimum number of participants, this could be as low as only 2 people. To give us plenty of time to assign staff to your course, you can only add a date to the schedule if it is more than 7 days in advance.


c) Make a private booking.

All of our courses can be booked privately, with a private instructor just for you or your group. This gives you the flexibility to book any date that suits you and also it means the instructor can fine-tune the course content to suit your aspirations. To make a private booking, you just need to fill out a booking request, we will then get back to you with availability and a price. 


d) Book our premium 'Private Booking Plus+' service.

All the benefits of the private booking service, with lots of additional extras including meet & greet at your hotel, luxury picnic hamper including Champagne, digital photo pack, flexible booking arrangements and a pre-activity consultancy to allow your first-class instructor extra time to design your special day. To make a private booking plus+ booking, you just need to fill our a booking request, we will then get back to you with availability and a price. 

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.

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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 £199 per day. Click here to book a private course.