So you’ve conquered the bouldering wall, mastered top-rope climbing and you’re ready for the next

challenge? Well here it is:

Lead Climbing (the kind with no rope at the top!)

Lead climbing is when you clip your rope into climbing protection (usually quick-draws) as you progress up your chosen route.

Our Indoor Learn to Lead course will give you all the skills you need to safely lead-climb indoors including how and when to clip, how to lead-belay, and how to catch a lead-fall.

This course will not enable you to lead climb outdoors but it will provide you with a solid basis from which you can progress to outdoor climbing.

Course content.

  • Equipment required, and taking care of it.
  • Clipping quickdraws
  • Leading a route
  • Leading tactics
  • How to fall safely
  • Belaying a lead climber
  • Catching a falling lead climber.

Experience required.

Before booking onto this course, you will need to be 18 years old or over and be able to do the following;

  • Put a harness on
  • Attach the rope to your harness with a suitable climbing knot
  • Belay and lower a climber on a top-rope
  • Confidently climb f5 on a top-rope

You would preferably have your own harness and belay device, but these can be provided if required.

Keen to take your climbing to the next level?

Here’s How to book:

Leading requires a few more skills than top roping, Our learn to lead courses are run over two, 1.5 hour sessions on a Monday or Wednesday evening from 7.30- 9pm.

This course can only be delivered if we have two participants.

To book onto this course speak to a member of staff or give us a call on 01332 265 864 and we can arrange a course for you. The cost is £45 per person for two 1.5 hr sessions.