Winter Lead Climbing Intro | Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland | Scottish Rock & Water
Price:

£220

Duration:

2 days

grading:

5

Winter Climbing

Winter Lead Climbing Intro

MIN:

2

Max:

2

Location:

Aviemore, Cairngorms

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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.

Course Details

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

Due to the variety of weather conditions encountered in Scotland this course is run with a conditions based approach, meaning that your instructor/guide will use the best of conditions to maximise safety, your learning and overall experience throughout your course. Below is a sample itinerary.

 

Day 1

We will meet and chat through people's aims for the next few days; we will head out to our first climb. Generally we focus on solid core fundamentals of movement, footwork. During the climb we look at stance management, rope work while keeping this efficient.

Day 2

Today we will tackle another climb while looking at different anchor setups, stance management sand how to retreat if need be.

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Dates & Prices

Sat, 09 Nov 2019

2 days

price:

£220

Available spaces - 0

Sat, 16 Nov 2019

2 days

price:

£220

Available spaces - 2

Sat, 23 Nov 2019

2 days

price:

£220

Available spaces - 2

Sat, 07 Dec 2019

2 days

price:

£220

Available spaces - 2

Sat, 14 Dec 2019

2 days

price:

£220

Available spaces - 2

Sat, 21 Dec 2019

2 days

price:

£220

Available spaces - 2

Private Booking

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

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price:

£200

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.

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