Wednesday 2 September 2015

Half Day Rock Climbing Skills Training Courses in The Lake District. 1st September 2015.

Yesterday morning, Iain met Robbie & Kes McHugh, who, whilst staying on holiday in the Lake District with their family, had booked a Rock Climbing Skills Training Session with us.

We normally recommend a two day Rock Climbing Skills Training Course, but the pair only wanted a half day session with us. As our motto is "giving you what you want" Iain agreed to arrange this; and gave the guys a quality four hour session on Brown Slabs at Shepherd's Crag in Borrowdale.

The pair already knew how to tie in to the rope and belay, so Iain was able to focus on how to arrange good anchor placements, arranging "running belays" and stance management.

We looked at stance management when leading alternately; and when the same person is leading all pitches; as well as how to arrange an abseil retreat.

During our four hour session, the lads were able to climb two pitches and arrange two abseil retreats. It was an excellent session given the length of time it ran; with Robbie & Kes paying just £45 each for Iain's skills input!

You can look at a whole stack of annotated photos from this Rock Climbing Skills Training Course in the Lake District by visiting this Picasa Web Album and if you would like to learn how to lead on multi-pitch "trad" climbs then contact us here to arrange your course. We will be happy to help!

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