Learn to Lead Climb Course 1 | Single Pitch

Price: £295.00 Per Person (inc VAT)

Location: Peak District

Duration: 3 Days

Ratio: 1:3

Availability: There are places remaining on this course



Three days on this Learn to Lead Climb course will allow you to get your head around lead climbing on the sharp end of the rope. This climbing week is a real treat and a true opportunity to put your skills to the test and walk away with some excellent lead climbing skills. With the opportunity to explore both the Gritstone outcrops of the Peak District.


We will be exploring all aspects of climbing, tailored to suit your needs depending on your experience. With a low ratio of 1:3 (often 1:2) we can ensure that we have sufficient time to have an in depth approach to learning. The learn to lead 3 day option is a streamlined version of the 5 day course and covers single pitch lead climbing only.


You will leave with a broad range of skills allowing you to get climbing independently after the course. If you just want to get out and have some great days in the hills, then why not have a look at the 5 day Multi Pitch Adventure week. With this course, you must have ‘the need to lead’.


Over the 3 days you’ll try a selection of climbs and learn a ‘toolbox’ of essential lead climbing techniques to ensure you leave the course confident that you can safely lead climb on shorter climbs under your own steam. Lead climbing skills are introduced safely and progressively by highly experienced instructors to ensure you get the most from your course. 


The selection of techniques covered will include:


- Developing a thorough knowledge of suitable equipment for lead climbing and learning to manage it while climbing 
- Developing a full understanding of climbing grade systems for single-pitch climbs and learn how to select appropriate initial lead climbs

- Crag etiquette and best practice when climbing at busy venues
- Skills for efficiently placing protection 
- Skills for building efficient belay stances on single-pitch climb 
- Efficient rope management and belaying on lead climbs 
- Developing movement skills to aid lead climbing 
- Dealing with common problems that might occur while leading 
- Plenty of climbing!


Some climbing experience required and a good level of fitness. If you attend the course as a 'competent second' you will get the most from the course.


Equipment Required:

Clients attending this course would be expected to bring their own rock shoes, all other equipment can be provided. You are more than welcome to bring your own rack as that is what you will be using after the course.


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Course Link-Ups

Many of our courses are designed to run in conjunction with other courses we offer, possibly back to back. If you fancy a longer stay with us and to do many courses in 1 visit, see how our courses link up here.

Minimum Age

Participants aged 15+ can attend our scheduled courses independently. We offer family days out for kids age 6+, private courses to kids groups from age 9+ and scheduled 'summer camp' courses just for teenagers 13-17. All participants under the age of 18 must bring a completed 'Parental Consent Form' that can be downloaded here.

Frequently Asked Questions

As our instructors and staff are often out on the hill or underground delivering courses, we have put together a detailed FAQ to help you with your queries. Click here to go to the FAQ.


London Train Connection

If necessary it is possible to travel up to the course on a weekend by getting an early train on Saturday morning - more info on our FAQ.

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