Join our learn to lead climb course, based around Aviemore, Cairngorms. Being on 'the sharp end' is a serious step in any climbers career and comes with higher risk, but with risk comes also with high rewards, let us show you the ropes by building a solid base of fundamental skills, techniques and strategies to help you get the most out of your course. Our instructors teach progressively to let you build your confidence and skill level at a pace to suit you.
How to safely and effectively belay leader & second
Learn the skills to assess and select appropriate traditional leader
How to attach to multi-point anchors with the rope
Retreating from climbs demonstrating the use of a variety of anchors
Coaching on technique and movement
Day 1 Venue TBC
Day one will be an opportunity to get out and get on the rock and see where we're at, build on what we need to implement to our climbing whether it be movement coaching, competent and safe belaying and building belays.
Day 2 Venue TBC
Day two will be building upon what we have learned on day one and apply a progressive approach to getting our skills into the long term memory. The nuts and bolts of this day will be decided by what we get up to on day one.
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ All Climbing hardware
✓ Local climbing guidebook
✓ Group shelter
✓ First Aid kit
What's not included?
✗ Course Insurance
What do I need to bring?
A pair comfortable, waterproof walking boots or shoes
Quality, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers. Gore-tex or similar
Spare insulating layer
Walking trousers (synthetic materials; jeans or similar are not suitable)
Water bottle or flask
Rucksack 30-40 ltr
Hat & waterproof gloves
Lunch, plus a little spare food
Sunglasses & sun cream (you just never know!)
Waterproof case for phone i.e. zip-lock bag
What else can we provide?
Pick up & drop-offs
Full trip info and kit list can be downloaded here
We understand that getting a quality nights sleep and being able to dry your equipment can make all the difference to the comfort and enjoyment of your trip. So we have used some of the local B&B's due to the fact they provide what we need well. The rooms are priced on a sharing basis, but we can also arrange private rooms and/or different accommodation if you wish.
DATES & PRICES
If you would prefer private guiding or instruction then please select your start date and book using our easy to use bookings system. Or if you have a larger group please enquire here.