Learn to Lead Rock Climbing Courses2018-12-28T21:21:36+00:00

LEARN TO LEAD ROCK CLIMBING COURSE

Learning to lead when rock climbing is not something that you want to get wrong! When learning to lead, whether indoors or out, sport climbing or traditional, you will benefit from some expert guidance 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, learning from instructors who have been delivering the course for years, and making sure 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 sport or trad climbing, the learn to lead course can be tailored to your needs and ability. With great locations and great instructors, you’ll get all the top tips and coaching you could want.

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 increasingly popular, and with more destinations popping up around the world offering good weather and cheap prices, it’s easy to see why. In sport climbing, someone climbs a route clipping into protection (usually bolts) that are already fixed into the rock. This style pushes a climber’s abilities in a relatively safe environment, allowing them to take falls and push 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, or trad climbing as it’s commonly known, is when someone climbs a route placing protection, designed to fit into cracks, as they go. The majority of the UK’s cliffs are traditionally protected, meaning that you have to take gear such as cams, wires, and hexes with you to climb them. Being able to trad climb will allow you to better understand sport climbing, as traditional climbing is more complex. It is also a great way of exploring cliffs and mountains.

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, be able to belay and be familiar with basic climbing equipment such as harnesses and carabiners. All learn to lead courses can be run on dates to suit you, and are in a maximum ratio of 1:3 so you get the best possible coaching and lots of time on the rock. Our instructors are qualified through the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, holding the MIA qualification as a minimum, and are happy to pass on their knowledge from years of climbing experience. The course cost includes photos, and we’ll also provide advice after the course to help start your lead climbing adventures.

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LOCATIONS

It’s difficult to put into words how good Avon Gorge really is. Only minutes away from the city centre, it has hundreds of great routes to choose from, including the Hard Rock route Malbogies, and the Classic Rock Piton Route. The Suspension Bridge Buttress is a favorite place to climb for most, being just underneath the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. With guaranteed awesome views, 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 easily travel to Bristol by bus, train or plane, and with many places to stay and great night life, it makes an ideal weekend break.

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 there a lot. Finally, Wynd Cliff has both sport and traditional climbing, making it a great place to dabble in a bit of both. It’s also a real sun trap, making it great for those days in January where everywhere else is too cold.

The Wye Valley is a breathtaking place to be; great limestone rock climbing with views over the River Wye, super pubs and beautiful wildlife.

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 esoteric classics like Skeleton Ridge, which are sure to give you an 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 your name, or the gritstone of the Peak District which 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

Avon Gorge is a great place to climb, with stunning views of Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge, and is a convenient city crag for learning to lead.

Rock Climbing in the Wye Valley

The Wye Valley

South Wales’ picturesque Wye Valley has a great selection of cliffs for rock climbing to suit all levels, and is perfect for learning to lead.

Rock Climbing in the South West

The South West

The South West is a beautiful place to climb, with stunning beaches 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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