Training Essentials: Improving your trad leading skills

A one-day workshop recapping good practice in placing gear, building belays and the different ways to equalises belays.

You will then spend time looking at further skills like abseiling into crags and prussiking back up the abseil rope, protecting your second and retreating of a route. The day will be spent at a crag developing these skills and then testing your rope systems.

Cost to BMC Members - £50

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This will be a day spent outside learning by doing, please make sure you have the equipment needed to spend 6 hours outside potentially in wet weather!

Syllabus:

  • Equipment review – The tools you will need to take with you climbing
  • Guidebooks, crag and route selections
  • Understanding the climbing environment
  • Gear placement and equalising techniques
  • Good ropework
  • Ascending and descending a fixed line
  • Assisting and safeguarding your second
  • Retreating off a route
  • Review of day and ‘what next advice’

Level of experience and fitness:

Candidates should have experience at leading traditional rock climbs and be a proficient second. There is no minimum required climbing grade.



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