Training Essentials: Intro to trad climbing skills

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

The day will be spent at a crag developing these skills and then testing your rope systems.

Cost to BMC Members - £50   

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!

NORTH WEST ENGLAND incl. LAKE DISTRICT

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Syllabus:

  • Equipment review - The tools you will need to take with you climbing
  • Guidebooks, crag and route selections
  • Understanding the climbing environment
  • Gear placement
  • Belay building
  • Equalising techniques
  • Good ropework

Level of experience and fitness:

Candidates should be proficient at seconding traditional rock climbs, although the grade does not matter.

 



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