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.

Learning to lead sport climbing courses are offered in the Wye Valley and Portland. Other locations are available on request. We offer trad learn to lead course all around the UK.

LEARN TO LEAD SPORT CLIMBING COURSE – 27th MARCH 2021 – SPACES AVAILABLE

Get ready for the 2021 climbing season with the above sports climbing course – it’s only £75 for the day and will equip you with the skills to climb outside.  All our courses are run by fully qualified instructors and all equipment is provided.

Learn to Lead Rock Climbing

WHAT LEARN TO LEAD CLIENTS SAY

Had such an amazing day out going through a multipitch course with Dave ahead of a trip to the dolomites. Dave is an excellent teacher, gives clear advice and great tips. He made the day fun, crafted a plan that worked on what we needed most and followed up with some great links and further info for us to read through. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough!

J. Bullman

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

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

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.

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Ms V Giudici

Had an amazing time over two days climbing with Dave and Robyn. Both were super knowledgable and the teaching was faultless. Managed to cram in a lot over the 2 days days, trad, sport, multi pitch, you name it. Everything was keep upbeat even when the odd bits of weather rolled in. Would definitely recommend for a great experience!

Mr A Merchant

Thank you Dave for organizing a day of up-skilling and trad climbing with a super lovely and professional mountain guide Alec. I learned so much and gained my confidence and can say that I look forward to taking what I have gained from this experience with me moving forward. Thanks also for excellent communication and response.

Ms N Villarroel

Had an amazing time over two days climbing with Dave and Robyn. Both were super knowledgable and the teaching was faultless. Managed to cram in a lot over the 2 days days, trad, sport, multi pitch, you name it. Everything was keep upbeat even when the odd bits of weather rolled in. Would definitely recommend for a great experience!

Mr A Merchant

Absolutely brilliant course and exceptional instruction. Did a 2 day multi-pitch/trad course. Learnt a multitude of skills whilst also getting in some pretty awesome climbing – not only covered the obvious core skills such as placing protection and good rope-work, but explored and practiced the mental techniques to cope with stress on routes in a very controlled/safe way.

Richard A

learnt an absolute tonne in one day with Dave doing trad leading, and I now feel confident to climb outdoors by myself. He realised that I wanted to whizz through everything and tailored for that by teaching me all he could in such a short period of time. Brilliant!

B Collis

We had the best time climbing with Robyn! She was super organised and very knowledgable. We climbed in 2 spots. Robyn was able to tailor our session to us – we have done a fair bit of bouldering before but not a great deal of roped climbing. We got so much out of it, it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it!

E Richards

The best rock climbing instruction I’ve ever had. Extremely clear and engaging.

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Mr P Thompson

Had an excellent experience on a two day Trad Lead course. Dave was very responsive and helpful with everything beforehand (and afterwards), and our instructor, Danny, tailored every aspect of the course to be precisely what we were looking for. Could not fault the local knowledge, gear provided, relaxed approach, wider subject knowledge, company, or, really, any other aspect.

S. Walters
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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.

These courses are run in small ratios so that you can learn to lead on sport routes in complete safety under the watchful eye of our instructors. The best places to learn are in the Wye Valley near Bristol or on the coastal area of Portland.

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.

These courses are run in small ratios so that you can learn to lead on trad routes in complete safety under the watchful eye of our instructors. We can run trad climbing course around the UK.

Sport Climbing

Trad Climbing Gear

WHAT IS AN MIA?

LEARN TO LEAD 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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LEARN TO LEAD COURSE 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 – £190 per day
Two people – £110 per person, per day
Three people – £90 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 LEARN TO LEAD 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

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

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

Had an amazing time over two days climbing with Dave and Robyn. Both were super knowledgable and the teaching was faultless. Managed to cram in a lot over the 2 days days, trad, sport, multi pitch, you name it. Everything was keep upbeat even when the odd bits of weather rolled in. Would definitely recommend for a great experience!

Mr A Merchant

Thank you Dave for organizing a day of up-skilling and trad climbing with a super lovely and professional mountain guide Alec. I learned so much and gained my confidence and can say that I look forward to taking what I have gained from this experience with me moving forward. Thanks also for excellent communication and response.

Ms N Villarroel

Had an amazing time over two days climbing with Dave and Robyn. Both were super knowledgable and the teaching was faultless. Managed to cram in a lot over the 2 days days, trad, sport, multi pitch, you name it. Everything was keep upbeat even when the odd bits of weather rolled in. Would definitely recommend for a great experience!

Mr A Merchant

Absolutely brilliant course and exceptional instruction. Did a 2 day multi-pitch/trad course. Learnt a multitude of skills whilst also getting in some pretty awesome climbing – not only covered the obvious core skills such as placing protection and good rope-work, but explored and practiced the mental techniques to cope with stress on routes in a very controlled/safe way.

Richard A

learnt an absolute tonne in one day with Dave doing trad leading, and I now feel confident to climb outdoors by myself. He realised that I wanted to whizz through everything and tailored for that by teaching me all he could in such a short period of time. Brilliant!

B Collis

We had the best time climbing with Robyn! She was super organised and very knowledgable. We climbed in 2 spots. Robyn was able to tailor our session to us – we have done a fair bit of bouldering before but not a great deal of roped climbing. We got so much out of it, it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it!

E Richards

The best rock climbing instruction I’ve ever had. Extremely clear and engaging.

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Mr P Thompson

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