This Sport Climbing Specific learn to lead course covers all the core competencies for safely leading your own single pitch sport routes, regardless of their location in the UK or abroad.
The course can be run at several venues near Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth and Dundee.
None required, but some experience of climbing and belaying is very beneficial.
Is it for me?
This complete course is aimed at clients that are interested learning the skills required to safely lead their own single pitch sport routes, either within the Uk or elsewhere in the world.
The course is flexible, taking into account prevailing conditions and your current level of experience.
The course content is comprehensive, covering guidebook use, crag access and legislation, route assessment, fixed equipment assessment, climbing technique for leaders, clipping technique, anchor selection and building, sport specific rope work, proper communication, stripping routes, modifying for top rope, risk management, solutions to common problems, basic self-rescue, abseiling, retreat and much more.
Most of the course is spent actually climbing, demonstrating the skills and techniques a real, dynamic setting.
We run this course is a small ratio group with lots of hands-on workshops and demonstrations. We can run this course from several venues, please get in touch to discuss the best location for you.
With a maximum ratio of 1:2, this course ensures plenty of contact time with an experienced Mountaineering Instructor. Use of any required climbing and mountaineering equipment is included, but you are welcome to use your own familiar equipment. If you have a particular aim or objective in mind, please ensure to let us know in advance, so we can tailor the course content and the venue to maximise your learning opportunities.