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Rock Climbing Learn to Lead Courses in the Lake District

For those who have climbed before (whether indoors or outside) and now want to develop the skills required to become fully self-sufficient, our fully qualified instructors provide a rock climbing course which will take you through your first lead, show you how to perform simple rescues and help to improve your movement skills. The exact content of the day is entirely focussed on meeting your specific requirements.

What is it?


Our Lake District lead climbing course is designed to let you relax and enjoy your time, taking in the wonderful views of the Lake District and by the end of the course, you will be confidently leading your own outdoor routes, amazed at how much you have progressed! Our aim would be that by the end of this lead climbing course you will be happy to lead and look after your partner during the climb. We will teach you how to place gear and assess its safety. You'll also be taught to build safe belays and simple problem solving, as well as the skills required to understand the guidebooks and get yourself back down safety.

Do I have to have climbed before?

Yes, either indoors or outside. If you're a complete beginner why not begin by trying our rock climbing taster session.

Who teaches us?

All our instructors are proven climbers with a true passion and love for their sport. They have all climbed extensively both in Britain and abroad and have the experience and knowledge to make your day truly memorable. They will hold the MCI (Mountaineering Climbing Instructor formally MIA) Award, which is the top summer mountain award in the UK. We take pride in only employing local instructors who will tailor the day perfectly to your needs using their extensive knowledge of all the crags in the area.

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Typical Itinerary


9.30am

Meet up at carpark and introductions.


9.45am

Issue kit and get to the base of the crag.


10.00am

Start climbing, warm up on some easy routes.


10.30pm

Introduce the new equipment required for outdoor lead climbing.


11.00am

Start placing gear, getting feedback from your instructor.


12.00pm

Building belays, judging quality.


1.00pm

Lunch.


1.30pm

Pulling it all together and climbing lots!


4.30pm

Back down and home.


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As we have highly qualified and experienced rock climbing instructors, we can offer the full range of climbing experience. From 1/2 day taster sessions, ideal for those making the move outside from a climbing wall, to a full day progressing to tackling multi pitch routes, reading the guide books and building belays, to the final step of becoming an independent outdoor climber - lead climbing.