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Learn the skills for Outdoor Sport climbing. This course will cover the essential skills you need to climb independently outdoors on Bolted routes. Aimed at beginner and intermediate climbers that want to learn the fundamentals of outdoor Sport climbing skills & whilst sampling some classic rock routes.
intro to sport climbing
Sport climbing is a form of outdoor rock climbing that involves routes equipt with permanent anchors (called bolts). It requires certain skill sets in order to perform safely, however, requires less equipment, skills, and risk when compared with trad climbing. Therefore it is a great way to begin your outdoor climbing career when progressing from the indoor gym. It's also a safer way to push your grade on real rock, and a good stepping stone and training technique for learning to traditional climb.
What to Expect
Meet: Normally we meet around 8:15 or 9am in Llanberis
Drive: A short drive, then a short walk to a suitable climbing area.
Activities: Allowing plenty of time for several climbs, including abseiling, basic rope skills, movement technique.
Finish: Around 4:30-5pm
What to bring: Warm ‘outdoor’ clothing (including a waterproof), packed lunch, water (2L), sun cream, mosquito spray, walking boots or trainers. Thermos flask. Any climbing Equipment you own. Click here for a full kit list.
What You will do & learn
Equipment use: Harness, ropes, helmet, protection, extending runners.
Technical Skills: Knots, Belaying leader & second, lowering
Using the guidebook: Crag & Climb selection, Grades
Confidence Building, and movement skills
Personal Abseiling (rappeling), use of the prusik knot & Lowering
Theories into practice
Principals of Leading and simulated Lead climbing
Real lead climbing
setting a rope for top roping
Our Climbing courses are mostly in Snowdonia National Park. We'll meet in Llanberis and have a quick introduction over a cuppa, and decide on where to go. We'll pick the most suitable location based on you, the objectives and the weather.
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