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Learn to Lead

2 Day - £180 per person
5 Day - £400 per person


2 day or 5 day courses designed to introduce you to climbing and leading outdoors. I offer both trad and sport climbing courses. These courses will open up the world of outdoor lead climbing to you. Following a Learn to Lead course, you will be a competent and independent outdoor climber. 

Prior Experience

Aimed at those with some prior climbing experience (indoors or outdoors). 



2 participants required, please get in touch for individual booking. 


Course Detail

Trad Course

The UK has the best trad climbing in the world. With so much variety, there really is something for everyone, and every time of year! Once you've got some basic climbing experience, then you should definitely consider learning to lead outside - my first trad route is still one of my most memorable climbing experiences. 

Over 2 or 5 days, you will learn the art of placing gear and building belays, we will look at both single pitch and multi-pitch climbing, and by the end of the course you will be confident to climb thousands of routes around the world!  

Sport Course 

There is some great Sport climbing on offer in the UK, from technical routes on the Slate in Llanberis, to steep Limestone pump-fests in Yorkshire! This is also an excellent way to build some skills prior to a European Sport climbing trip, which for many will be their first experience of sport climbing outside. 

This course is a fantastic way to transition from lead climbing indoors, to lead climbing outdoors. We will look at crag and route selection, safe assessments of fixed gear, descending from sport routes, with plenty of movement coaching too during this 2 day course. Following the course, you will be self sufficient and feel confident to sport climb in the UK and abroad. 

If you have any questions, can't find the course you're looking for or would like to ask about alternative dates, please contact me​ and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I'm always happy to try and make other arrangements if one of the scheduled courses doesn't suit you.


Get in Touch

If you have any questions or can't find the course you're looking for, please fill out the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, send me an email or give me a call to discuss your requirements.