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On the sharp end

A two-day climbing programme that covers lead climbing techniques.  Ideal for those climbers wishing to break into new territory or for indoor climbers wishing to sample the new delights of real rock.

The course covers basic rope-work skills although it is preferable that you have some prior top-roping experience.  We’ll then look at route selection and grades, equipment choices, arranging protection on lead, belaying a lead climber and dynamic belaying techniques.

This course is recognised as CPD by the Mountain Training Association and is a great way to add to an SPA training course or provide a refresher prior to assessment.

Over the two days our aim is to take you from a protected lead (using a secondary top-rope) to a fully independent ascent.  From then on the sky’s the limit.