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Learn to lead scrambling Lake District

By 25th July 2020June 9th, 2023Scrambling, Summer


A learn to lead scrambling course in the Lake District is among our most enjoyable and challenging courses. It’s certainly one of my own personal favourites to run, partly because I enjoy scrambling so much myself; and partly because of the world of possibilities that it opens up for clients.

On a Grade 3 scramble many people would prefer to have some protection. This would include a helmet and a harness and the use of a rope and climbing equipment. You also need to know how to use them, of course.

That is the purpose of our learn to lead scrambling courses in the Lake District. We will teach you a variety alpine mountaineering techniques which can be use to protect Grade 3 scrambles. You will need to use these techniques efficiently, without slowing down your progress too much.

Booking and Prices

If you’d like to know more about a learn to lead scrambling course in the Lake District, then see our main page for more details and prices or see what our clients say about us.

When you are ready, then get in touch to make an enquiry or a booking.

We also run scrambling courses in Snowdonia and on the west coast of Scotland.

Learn to Lead Scrambling Course in the Lake District

On a learn to lead scrambling course in the Lake District you will be coached in pulling together a variety of skills to enable you go on, and protect, Grade 3 scrambles in the UK. These same skills are the foundation of alpine mountaineering techniques for those who are aspiring alpinists.

A climber practices his leading technique on Cam Crag Ridge during a scrambling course in the Lake District
Learning to lead scrambling routes in the Lake District

The skillset for successful scrambling and mountaineering is large and wide-ranging. It includes navigation (especially in descent); route finding on the scramble itself; climbing technique; and of course rope work. The rope work and use of equipment includes very many of the skills used by rock climbers to protect rock climbs. We cover choosing anchors, using the right equipment and knots to attach to anchors, and different methods of using the rope to belay or safeguard the second scrambler.

Equally important, a learn to lead scrambling course will help develop your judgement and decision making in a variety of different ways. This starts with choosing suitable scrambling routes based on your own and your group’s experience in the prevailing weather conditions. It continues on to deciding what technical skills to use at each step of the scramble. There’s certainly a lot to cover, which is why this is usually a minimum of a two-day course.

Scrambling Tips

Here are a few of our favourite tips which will come in handy scrambling:-