activities> peak district climbing courses > Problem Solving for Climbers
£95.00 per person

Location: Adventure Hub · Peak District

Duration: 1 day

Ratio: 1:4

What you get:

  • Expert tuition
  • Technical equipment as required.
  • Complimentary use of our bouldering wall after the course.
  • Complimentary refreshments.
  • Free parking.
  • 5% discount on equipment in our shop

Problem Solving for Climbers
The most valuable thing a climber can own is knowledge and experience. Things do go wrong from time to time and the knowledge to solve them in a safe and efficient manner is a great thing to have in the top of the rucksack. If you want a high level of predictability about your climbing take a look at our bouldering courses.

  • Problem solving (stuck ropes and stuck climbers) 
  • Practical rescue scenarios 
  • Ascending and Descending ropes  

Course Overview

This course is for people who are confident at leading at a minimum of V Diff and want to learn problem solving and self rescue techniques to boost skills and confidence. A perfect course if you have a history of epics or even just exploring in more esoteric and less frequented areas.

Course Outcomes

  • Understanding the role of Mountain Rescue and how and when to call them
  • Ascending and Descending ropes  
  • Escaping the system 
  • Problem solving (stuck ropes and stuck climbers) 
  • Fundamentals of a rescue and creating a plan 
  • Practical rescue scenarios 
  • Making the best use of typical Equipment and what extras should you have in the bag.

Course Information


1 DAY: 9.30 - 16:30 

A practical day learning new skills to boost your confidence and letting you enjoy ever more challenging routes safe in the knowledge that you have what it takes to overcome an problems that may arise.

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 the focus is on introducing, refreshing and refining the skills associated with building good anchors and problem solving whilst tied into the anchor. Soon the emphasis moves escaping the anchor and moving around the crag face independently in either ascent or descent to over come relevant problems. Key to this is safe practice with abseiling. The rescue of climbing partners are discussed or demonstrated. Throughout the day the learning matter is always delivered with an eye to prevention of the problem rather than the cure.

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 days adventure and discuss your progress so far and set some personalised development targets for your ongoing climbing adventure.

All technical equipment can be provided. 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. You will need 2 x Prusiks loops made from 1.2meters of  5 - 6mm prusik cord. You can buy this and be shown how to tie it in our shop at The Adventure Hub

Confidence leading and seconding V.Diff routes. Knowledge of building sound anchors at the top of a crag/pitch.

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