Our Intro to winter lead climbing course is designed to help people take the step to becoming an independent winter climber; we will give you the skills and techniques to become confident competent on climbs around grade II+. We focus on route choice, efficient movement & technique, safe and appropriate anchor selection, rope and stance management, avalanche avoidance; while tackling some classics easier climbs along the way. Some previous winter walking experience is essential, with some rock climbing experience being a bonus for this course.
Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axes, harness & helmet is included in the price
Effectively planning your days in the mountains, using weather and avalanche forecasts
Recap of core winter skills, such as efficient use of crampons and ice on approach to climbs
Basic ropework, belaying leader & second, how to attach to multi point anchors with the rope
Retreating from multi-pitch climbs demonstrating the use of a variety of anchors
Coaching on technique and movement for Ice/Mixed terrain
Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice
Use of technical Ice axes and crampons, inc the importance of care and maintenance
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.
DATES DON'T WORK?
We regularly organise bespoke dates and trips, if the above dates don't work for you, drop us a message and let's see what we can do for you.