Advanced Outdoor Rock Climbing Course | Learn to Lead

Price: £225.00 Per Person (inc VAT)

Location: Peak District

Duration: 2 Days

Ratio: 1:3

Availability: There are places remaining on this course



A weekend 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 we can ensure that we have sufficient time to have an in depth approach to learning. 


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 2 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!



Have either attended the Beginner Climbing Course and Improvers climbing course or have prior experience.


Equipment Required:

Climbing shoes are recommended. You can borrow all of the other kit!

Available Start Dates:

Peak District Specific Course Information:

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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