Rope Matters Workshop
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 1 Day

Rope Matters Workshop

  • Climb
  • Mountaineering
  • Beginner-Advanced


Following the success of last year’s event, Rope Matters returns again in December. There will be a variety of workshops designed to help improve your understanding and knowledge of the latest research, innovation and thinking on the use of climbing equipment in a variety of situations. There will be practical workshops on a range of associated topics and plenty of opportunity to network and share knowledge and experience

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

To equip you with all the latest knowledge and techniques in relation to the use of climbing equipment in a wide range of settings. An exciting package of workshops that will provide essential CPD for anyone using climbing equipment in a variety of situations, from walls to crags. You will leave with fully up-to-date knowledge on the latest thinking and research. Workshops are all being delivered by sector leaders, from instructors to equipment manufacturers. CPD points are available for this event for members of British Mountain Guides Association, The Association of Mountaineering Instructors and Mountain Training Association.


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

Jonathan Morgan, Petzl UK delivers a new GriGri event, including: hard vs. soft catches of a lead fall, belaying with a GriGri and what happens when using bad technique

A representative from DMM will talk about cams, their development and design to use and abuse

Mark Davies, Work & Rescue Trainer, Lyon Equipment presents a PPE Q&A myth-busting session. Covering use, checking and lifespan of climbing equipment

BMC Technical Officer Dan Middleton discusses bolts and lower-offs; Inserting new bolts, varieties, standards, and visual inspections

Workshop sessions from PyB senior instructors and British Mountain Guides Paul Warnock, Andy Teasdale and Dave Rudkin, covering: multi-pitch rope work, improvised rescue techniques and an introduction to rope work for glacial travel

Daniel Gebel, Head of Development at Edelrid, delivers a “belaying plus” session in our climbing wall and for his evening lecture, Daniel aims to generate debate on traditional concepts of gear choice, rope-work

Experience Required

Open to Instructors, Coaches and Guides and anyone who has an interest in latest research and thinking on use of climbing equipment

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

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This course will help you become

More knowledgeable about latest research on topics covered and improve your understanding of current working practices. You will be a more knowledgeable Instructor, Coach or Guide

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