You've already learned the basics down at your local wall and now you want to make the transition to outdoor climbing. This three day course is a great next step. We'll show you how to decipher guidebooks, give you the skills to place protection, judge its quality, and build solid anchors on top of the crag. You'll also learn efficient and safe ropework, and our friendly, highly qualified instructors will give you some coaching on your climbing and movement techniques.
A chance to take your indoor climbing skills outside. Get to climb on real rock with the beautiful North Wales as backdrop. Learn some basic ropework so you can get out on the crags yourself.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
We Feel It's Very Important For You To Progress At Your Own Pace
Therefore we carefully select climbs that suit your aspirations and ability. Our high staff to student ratio allows us to do this. Each morning the course staff will decide on a venue which is best suited to the weather conditions and the group. Our programme's flexible, but we'll visit single pitch crags (less than one rope length high) on both days. Over the two days, we intend to look at the following areas;
Lots of climbing!
Placing 'bomber' gear for anchors and runners
Rigging a bottom rope on a single pitch crag
Tying into anchors at the top of the crag
Good belaying skills
Principles of leading and a leader's rack
Setting up and managing an abseil
You should have some indoor climbing experience.
The UK has some amazing rock climbing and beautiful countryside. Come and enjoy both combined in North Wales.
We want to help you to achieve your goals so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked food are part of the deal if you've booked accommodation with us - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. We'll can also a arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train.
Warm outdoor wear which is comfortable to climb in - at all times of year e.g. walking trousers, wicking base layers, fleeces: Warm hat, gloves Sun hat Trainers or approach shoes Day rucksack (approx. 40-50 Litres) Small personal first aid kit Water bottle and/or flask Waterproof jacket and trousers Lunch box/bag High factor sunscreen Midge repellent Notebook and pen
If you already have them:
Rock boots Chalk bag Harness Helmet Belay device
The following items are available for you to borrow from our equipment stores so you don't need to rush out to buy them:
Rock boots Chalk bag Harness Helmet Belay device Climbing rack Ropes are always provided by Plas y Brenin.