LEARN TO LEAD ROCK CLIMBING COURSE

Learning to Lead when Rock Climbing is not something that you want to get wrong!! Learning to lead climb indoors and outdoors and whether it’s sport climbing or traditional climbing, you will want some input to make sure that you’re doing it right first time.

With great coaching and small working ratios you can learn to lead climb over a weekend and get all the top tips and experience from an instructor who has been delivering the course for years – making sure that you do it right first time. After the course you will leave with the confidence and knowledge to go out and do it yourself. Whether it’s sport climbing or trad climbing the learn to lead course can be suited to your needs and ability with great locations, great instructors and all the top tips and coaching you could want.

Find out what course is for you.

Learn to Lead Rock Climbing

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

What an epic day. Dave gave us an amazing day on Wintours leap. We covered more than I could have hoped. Dave understood exactly what our objectives of the day were, excellent value for money. Dave was the most professional, and clearly knew his stuff.

Mr W Portal

Dave and his team hosted Noah’s Ark Charity Dangle event Sunday 16th October 2016 from Newport Transporter Bridge and we couldn’t have picked a better team of instructors to help us..

Noahs Ark Charity

All of the guides were extremely supportive and had the groups best interest at the forefront of everything we did, they were also very knowledgeable about the mountains and what lay ahead of us. This is the first time we have used Dave but definitely not the last!

CC Projects

Just wanted to say a very big thanks to yourself, Dave and Marcus for a brilliant day yesterday! Great success! As a district of 12 stores allowing us to do the Abseil at Peel Tower we will of raised around £4,500 for comic relief!

TK Max

Highly recommended 🙂 Dave was a great guide, super fun and a good photographer too, capturing all the best bits of our expedition. 

Ms A Challans
The best rock climbing instruction I’ve ever had. Extremely clear and engaging.
Mr P Thompson

I just wanted to add that the quality of instruction was actually more than excellent! I learned loads of things that were very empowering and challenging, while always feeling very safe and in a friendly atmosphere. I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed my day. Many thanks to Dave!

Ms L Houd

I will happily tell all my friends that it is one of the best things I have ever had the good fortune to do.

Mr M Draper

Dave, was excellent. He manages to combine an inspirational passion for climbing with very knowledgeable advice and instruction and an unerring eye for safety.

Mr A Wheeler

It has been an amazing experience. A gigantic sincere Thank you to Dave for his care, effort and lovely sense of humor! He made us really happy.

Ms V Giudici
Just wanted to pass on my thanks for a fantastic abseiling service from you guys yesterday. The feedback from all was what a professional and warmhearted company you are and even the very fearful felt safe and cared for and thanked you for your patience and reassurance.
Mrs R Dolton

It would be an understatement to say the Abberley Hall Clock Tower Abseil event exceeded my expectations.

Mr J Gittins

SPORT CLIMBING

Sport Climbing is becoming more and more popular with more destinations popping up all around the world offering climbing, sun, good weather and cheap prices – it’s easy to see why more and more people are taking up this great aspect of climbing. Sport climbing is when a climber climbs a route with fixed gear, usually bolts. The climbing is meant to push a climber’s abilities in a relatively safe environment (with the right training), allowing them to take falls and push themselves to their own limits. Sport climbing is a great way to progress if you’re an indoor climber looking to transfer to outdoor climbing.

TRADITIONAL ROCK CLIMBING

Traditional climbing or Trad climbing as it’s commonly known, is when a climber starts at the bottom of a cliff with a selection of climbing gear designed to fit into the cracks and climbs the route whilst placing gear when they can find a place to put it. Trad climbing is a great way of exploring the cliffs and mountains. The majority of the UK’s cliffs are traditionally protected meaning that you will have to take gear such as cams, wires, hexs etc with you to climb them. Being able to trad climb will allow you to understand sport climbing and how it works as traditional climbing is more complex.

Sport Climbing

Trad Climbing Gear

WHAT IS AN MIA?

COURSE INFORMATION

In order to attend a Learn to Lead Rock Climbing Course you must have some indoor climbing experience and be able to belay and be familiar with the basic climbing equipment such as harnesses, carabiners etc. All learn to lead courses are run on the dates that you would like and are in a maximum ratio of 1:3 so you get the best possible coaching and lots of time on the rock. All our instructors are qualified through the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and hold the MIA qualification as a minimum and are happy to pass on their years of climbing experience. Our guides will take photos of you on the learn to lead course and will pass them onto you for free and you’re welcome to ask for advice in the future to help you make the right decisions as you start on your leading climbing adventures.

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LOCATIONS

It’s difficult to put into words how good Avon Gorge really is. It’s only minutes away from the city centre and has hundreds and hundreds of great routes choose from (including the Hard Rock route – Malbogies and the Classic Rock route – Piton Route).
The Suspension Bridge Buttress is a favorite place to climb for most, being just underneath the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. There are guaranteed awesome views and it is a truly memorable Bristol experience. Grades at Avon Gorge vary from Mod to E7 and nearly all involve multi-pitch rock climbing.
You can travel into the city by bus, train or plane and it has many places to stay and it has great night life. Come rock climbing in Avon Gorge!!

The Wye Valley has many amazing cliffs to its name and all of them live up to their reputation. Wintour’s Leap is a grand day out with huge multi-pitch rock climbing routes and stunning views down the river.
Shorn cliff has a superb selection of single pitch routes, you are usually dancing your way up pocketed limestone to good tree anchors.
Symonds Yat is famous for the river rapids and a free standing pinnacle of which an ascent is a must. I love Symonds Yat for an adventure day, abseiling in and running around bagging routes of all grades. It’s one of those places that the more you get to know it the better it becomes, trust me I’ve climbed a lot there.
Wynd cliff finally has both sport climbing and traditional climbing making it a great place to dabble in a bit of both and it’s a real sun trap making it great for those day in January where everywhere else is too cold.
The Wye Valley is a breath taking place to be, always by the river Wye with great limestone rock climbing, super pubs and beautiful wild life.

Dave Talbot – Adventure Events is based in the South West and I have grown up on the routes around this area. Travelling down to Cornwall and climbing at Sennen or Bosigran over a long weekend has left many a fond memory. You can turn up the screws as well and jump on some Esotric classics like Skeleton Ridge and others that are sure to give you the adventurous day out. If you want to climb on some of the best multi-pitch rock climbing cliffs in the UK while enjoying seaside towns and eating ice cream then the South West is for you. Get in touch and I can give you some ideas of the best routes to get on as well as all the local knowledge to go with it.

It might be the case that there is a route that you’ve always wanted to do in Snowdonia and a fun road trip up there is just the ticket for your weekend away. The Lake District might be calling or the Grit stone of the Peak District has too much draw to miss out on. Either way get in touch if you want to go on a multi-pitch rock climbing adventure to remember.

One person – £170 per day
Two people – £100 per person, per day

Three people – £80 per person, per day

Rock Climbing in Avon Gorge

Avon Gorge

The Suspension Bridge at Avon Gorge is a great place to climb under with stunning views. Avon Gorge is a great city crag to learn to lead.

Rock Climbing in the Wye Valley

The Wye Valley

The Wye Valley has a great selection of cliffs to learn to lead on.

Rock Climbing in the South West

The South West

The South West is a beautiful place to climb with stunning beaches, great routes and little villages to explore another fantastic place to learn to lead.

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WHAT CLIENTS SAY

What an epic day. Dave gave us an amazing day on Wintours leap. We covered more than I could have hoped. Dave understood exactly what our objectives of the day were, excellent value for money. Dave was the most professional, and clearly knew his stuff.

Mr W Portal

Dave and his team hosted Noah’s Ark Charity Dangle event Sunday 16th October 2016 from Newport Transporter Bridge and we couldn’t have picked a better team of instructors to help us..

Noahs Ark Charity

All of the guides were extremely supportive and had the groups best interest at the forefront of everything we did, they were also very knowledgeable about the mountains and what lay ahead of us. This is the first time we have used Dave but definitely not the last!

CC Projects

Just wanted to say a very big thanks to yourself, Dave and Marcus for a brilliant day yesterday! Great success! As a district of 12 stores allowing us to do the Abseil at Peel Tower we will of raised around £4,500 for comic relief!

TK Max

Highly recommended 🙂 Dave was a great guide, super fun and a good photographer too, capturing all the best bits of our expedition. 

Ms A Challans
The best rock climbing instruction I’ve ever had. Extremely clear and engaging.
Mr P Thompson

I just wanted to add that the quality of instruction was actually more than excellent! I learned loads of things that were very empowering and challenging, while always feeling very safe and in a friendly atmosphere. I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed my day. Many thanks to Dave!

Ms L Houd

I will happily tell all my friends that it is one of the best things I have ever had the good fortune to do.

Mr M Draper

Dave, was excellent. He manages to combine an inspirational passion for climbing with very knowledgeable advice and instruction and an unerring eye for safety.

Mr A Wheeler

It has been an amazing experience. A gigantic sincere Thank you to Dave for his care, effort and lovely sense of humor! He made us really happy.

Ms V Giudici
Just wanted to pass on my thanks for a fantastic abseiling service from you guys yesterday. The feedback from all was what a professional and warmhearted company you are and even the very fearful felt safe and cared for and thanked you for your patience and reassurance.
Mrs R Dolton

It would be an understatement to say the Abberley Hall Clock Tower Abseil event exceeded my expectations.

Mr J Gittins
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