The jump from indoor to outdoor leading, or from seconding routes outdoors to leading them, can be quite daunting. We’ve structured two fabulous multi day courses designed to provide in-depth instruction into the art of climbing outside independently.
Our Setting Up Top Ropes course is run over two days and is designed to teach climbers how to rig a basic top rope set up using sound anchors as well as covering gear placement, personal safety and route finding. The course can be run over two consecutive days or over a couple of weeks. Day 1 will typically focus on equipment, anchor selection, passive protection/gear placement, rigging set up and personal safety away from the crag edge. Teaching will focus on giving climbers practical experience in each of the skills taught, giving climbers the chance to realise the importance of communication, belaying conduct and to consider falls and practice falling. Day 2 will move on to looking at route finding, use of guidebooks, access and conservation issues and focus on climbing as much as possible to put new skills into practice. The course is suitable for competent indoor top rope climbers aged 18+. Courses are run with a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 4 to enable plenty of tailored tuition. Each day will last 8 hours and the total cost of the course is £180 per person.