Learning to lead climb in Glen Nevis
Learning to lead climb is about getting the correct knowledge and the right route for your 1st lead climb outdoors. With an instructor beside you this process becomes a lot easier.
Grade Diff - VS
Ground: Rock crag
Duration: 1 day
Start/Finish: Café Beag, Glen Nevis
Experience of being a competent 2nd outdoors and/or climbing and leading indoors is needed
What we offer
Our instructors are qualified and very experienced at teaching people new skills at a suitable level.
We pick the best routes for you to give an enjoyable time on the rock.
We supply all the technical equipment for climbing.
A day out with a local experienced instructor can set you on the right path for your future climbing adventures. On this course we will make sure that you firstly have a good understanding of seconding rock climbs and then progressively ease you into leading at your pace and ability level, without the pressure of getting something drastically wrong.
The day is structured around the TTPP model of climbing: Tactics, Technical, Physical, Psychological.
Lead climbing is more than just getting up the route and placing gear. There are methods to make a climb achievable just by knowing the right times to make key decisions about placing gear, move quickly or take your time to figure out the next section. We will look at these points as well as the more physical skills of good gear placement, rope management and building belays.
Tactics of climbing a route
Good climbing movement
Building a belay
Looking after your second
Efficient climbing calls
Picking the right routes and grade for you