Indoor Learn to Lead Courses
We offer indoor Learn to Lead courses as well as a range of other indoor climbing courses near Leeds. These cater for everyone from total novices to aspiring leaders. Our Learn to Lead courses are usually held at The Big Depot, Leeds. We do not schedule courses in advance on specific dates, as we prefer to make each course bespoke for you.
For many people, the additional thrill and challenge of lead climbing is the obvious, natural progression to their climbing. Being able to lead climb not only adds extra dimensions to your climbing, but quite simply opens up a greater number of routes, especially on big overhanging walls which are not easily protected by top-ropes and auto-belays.
Lead climbing brings with it extra risk, however, and before embarking on this stage of your climbing journey, a course showing you how to lead climb properly is a sensible choice. How to clip, where to clip, how to belay a leader, how to fall, how to hold a fall – these are all essential parts of a learn to lead course. In addition, you will gain a good understanding of the forces involved in falling and just how far you may potentially fall if your belayer isn’t doing their job adequately. (Ratio 1:2 min and max)