Many people learn to rock climb these days in climbing walls or join climbing clubs and spend all of the time following outdoor rock climbs. The step from leading on a climbing wall or following climbs to leading on leader placed protection is a big one. This is why at Ascent Training we have courses in this skill acquisition or a tailor made package that can be put together over an agreed time period to teach you to lead on leader placed protection and coach you to lead VS or above.
LEARN TO LEAD - 3 days
This course is designed for climbers who have done some climbing, maybe just seconding or for those who have experienced leading but would like to learn this new dimension of the sport from a highly experienced, fully qualified rock climbing instructor. Over the first two days all the fundamentals of leading are covered. You will spend lots of time leading routes, placing protection and setting up belays. The third optional day allows you to consolidate these skills under our excellent instruction.
View a list of our pre-programmed rock climbing course dates here.
Cost £275 (course only)
TAILOR MADE COURSES
These courses are designed to coach you as a climber to improve your climbing. Many climbers with a climbing wall background find the transformation to climbing well on a crag using leader placed gear or on bolts. Our coaching courses are designed to help climbers in this position.
After an initial day of climbing and discussion, which costs £200, an action plan will be put together and a price determined. The rate per day will be £175.
Coaching courses are run by highly experienced and qualified climbers who climb extremely well.
There is not a fixed price for this course as all climbers will have different aims. The days arranged can be very flexible - they can be in one block or initial training followed by a period of consolidation to be then followed by some specific coaching later.
Please contact us for more information.