Climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK.

For some the challenge of climbing is physical for others it is the mental stimulation of making technical moves.

The sport is multifaceted and very accommodating, whatever your age or ability there will be something for you.

If you’ve never climbed before or are just curious as to what it’s all about, I’d recommend a taster course.

A beginner’s course is an ideal introduction to climbing outside and developing climbing skills and confidence.

It is a great stepping stone towards choosing and leading your own routes.

I also offer technical advice and staff training to Further Education Colleges, The Scout Association, The Nottingham Climbing Centre and other small providers to the industry.

Please contact me for more information.

Taking the lead is a big step for most climbers, you are leaving the security of a top rope are taking a step into the unknown. There are so many questions and uncertainties that it is easy to be overwhelmed by the whole experience without a seasoned professional by your side. I can help you make this important transition from second to leader and aid you to progress with confidence.

Learning to Lead courses are run in the Peak District or North Wales and are suitable for climbers who have good basic skills but would like to progress further while under professional instruction.

Course content:-

  • Guidebook interpretation and route selection
  • Route interpretation
  • Rope work
  • Placing protection
  • Belays and safe descents
  • Ratio: 1:2

Course includes:-

  • Correct fitting and use of equipment
  • Guidebook and route interpretation
  • Movement coaching
  • Basic rope work
  • Belaying techniques
  • Crag ethics and good practice

Usually run from The Nottingham Climbing Centre but I can travel to your local wall if that is more convenient.

This active two hour introduction to indoor climbing will enable you to use indoor climbing centres safely and develop a good understanding of the sport.

Course Content

  • Safe fitting and use of equipment
  • Appropriate belay techniques
  • Grade explanation and routs selection
  • Movement coaching
  • Interpretation of safe practice in indoor walls