Leading Skills For Rock Climbing Adventure

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Develop your leading skills in the Lake District. Climbing coaching that teaches protection and ropework, understanding guidebooks and choosing routes. Gain a confident understanding of the principles and skills of lead climbing.

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Are you a confident second who aspires to lead climb?

Learning the leading skills to set off up a classic Lake District rock climb and place your own protection is a defining moment for any climber wishing to advance beyond seconding a partner. It is perhaps the most important time to get expert climbing coaching. At Keswick Mountain Adventures we know how to safely teach the vital skills you need, to make this important step. This, mainly trad, climbing course covers everything from selection of protection and ropework to understanding the variety of guidebooks and choosing routes that are within your limits. Our ‘Learn to Lead Rock Climbing Course‘ should have you leaving Keswick Mountain Adventures tuition with a confident understanding of the principles and skills of lead climbing.

Lead Climbing Coaching

Our highly trained and AMI certified instructors have years of experience of teaching climbers the necessary leading skills required to climb safely at the sharp end as they build their skills. All of our rock climbing instructors hold the highest level of professional qualifications in the sport so you can be sure you’re hiring the best in the area.

Screwgate or snaplink, hex or cam, H.M.S. or wiregate, wire or skyhook, bolt or piton? The vast array of equipment available to a climber may seem a little daunting and when you’re leading and at the crux you want to be confident you’ve got it right, whatever grade you climb at. Our instructors will guide you through the complexities of placing protection and will be alongside you as you climb to offer advice and reassurance about gear placements and rope management.

A full range of technical equipment and expert instruction as to how and when to use it will be at your disposal. Should it all get a little unnerving we can instantly offer you a top rope should you need it, or maybe a few words of encouragement should suffice to get you moving again. Once at the top placing anchors and establishing a belay will be covered, as will climbing calls and the management of your ropes as your second follows you up.

Keswick Mountain Adventures expert instructors will take the worry out of your transition to being at the sharp end. You should leave this course with a sound understanding of the principles of leading and the necessary knowledge of placing protection that will open up an endless horizon of great climbing opportunities for you to enjoy in the future.

Lake District Rock Climbing: Learn to Lead!