Indoor Learn to Lead Courses
We offer indoor Learn to Lead courses as well as other indoor and outdoor climbing courses near Leeds. These are for everyone from total novices to aspiring leaders. Our Learn to Lead courses are usually held at The Big Depot, Leeds.
In general, we do not schedule these in advance, as we like to make each one bespoke. This is how we adapt them to cater for different levels of ability and experience. However, we do have a limited number of ‘open’ courses which are available to book on. These are shown in our events calendar.
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. This is especially true of big overhanging walls which are not easily protected by top-ropes and auto-belays.
Lead climbing brings extra risk, however, and before embarking on this stage of your climbing journey, it is sensible to learn how to lead climb properly. 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 an indoor learn to lead course. In addition, you will gain a good understanding of the forces involved in falling. You will discover just how far you could fall if a belayer isn’t doing their job adequately, and therefore how to belay safely so this can’t happen to you.
This course is usually run at a ratio of exactly 1:2.
If an indoor learn to lead course is not what you are looking for, then have a look at some of the other courses that we offer: