Leading climbs, where you ascend a rock face clipping into bolts or rock gear as you climb, is a rewarding and challenging experience. If you have been seconding friends or top-roping outside and want to learn to lead for yourself then this is the course for you! It is also ideal for those who have done some lead climbing in the past but want a skills refresher to boost their confidence. We can also cover multipitch leading skills for those wanting to take their
current leading skills into the mountains.
What Does This Course Cover?
Each course is tailored to the participants, but a learn to lead course can cover
- Placing gear
- Building belays (using a range of different technqiues)
- Setting up an abseil
- Ropework with one or two ropes
- Multipitch climbing and multipitch belay stances
- Assessing and managing route choice
- Route reading
- Movement Skills
- Setting up and rethreading sport anchors (for those interested in leading sport climbs)
- And much more…
Who is this course for?
Anybody wishing to progress their climbing skills and climb outdoors. To do this course you should have some climbing experience and know how to belay and tie a figure of eight knot. If you are not quite at this stage we have other courses available that may be more suited to your experience such as doing a climbing taster session.
What Kit Do I Need?
Kit list will vary based on the weather conditions and objectives for the day, but most courses will require:
- Warm clothes to climb in with spare layers to keep warm
- Sturdy shoes (ideally rock climbing shoes but walking boots or trainers can also be used)
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
- Harness *
- Climbing Equipment (Such as Belay device, Carabiner, Slings) *
- Snacks and Lunch
* Cove climbing can provide all the items with an asterisk but if you have your own please bring them along too!
Why Choose Cove Climbing?
Liam has been climbing for over ten years and has been qualified and teaching climbing for over eight years. He has worked with a wide range of clients and is experienced in helping develop confident, safe, independent climbers.
Liam is a very experienced climber and has extensive local knowledge having climbed sport grade 8A, bouldered 8A and trad climbed E7 all on local seacliffs.
How do I book or find out more?
If you have any general enquires about our indoor to outdoor skills courses then get in touch with Liam@coveclimbing.co.uk. If you have already decided this is the course for you then great! There are two ways to book. You can either book onto an open Learn to Lead Climb course (see below for open course dates). Alternatively you can make a private booking.
Open “Learn to Lead Climb” Courses
Browse our selection of open courses available below. If you can’t find a date or a course suitable to your requirements please make a private booking. Note on these courses you will be in a group of 2.
Private “Learn to Lead Climb” Booking Form
Want a day out tailored exactly to your requirements, private one-to-one instruction or a private group booking? Get in touch using the form below. The cost for a half day of instruction is £120 and £220 for a full day of instruction.