Course aims

  • To develop the knowledge and skills to lead climb on single pitch crags

the course will cover

  • Identifying hazards

  • Placing gear

  • Building belays and belaying from the top

  • Belaying a lead climber and holding falls

  • Lead progressions and abseiling

Client review

After receiving contact details as a recommendation for climbing courses I rang up Andy and booked in for 3 days climbing locally in the UK. I can honestly say it was amazing, I learnt valuable techniques and advice that you just wouldn’t get when climbing with friends or even clubs. Andy’s way of teaching is so easy to understand and even though we did 1-1 training Andy was super easy to get on with. Andy knew my limits and we climbed some great routes with all different scenarios to learn and test the skills taught. I am now set to go out on my own with much more confidence and am looking forward to booking in again for another adventure.
Trevor, Introduction to Traditional Climbing (3 day course), July 2019.

'I've just come back for a three day course with Andy learning to lead trad climbing and I can honestly say the whole experience from start to finish was just brilliant. Andy demonstrated gear placements, setting-up anchors and belays as well as what to do if things don't go to plan. He then continued to show how to use these skills in loads of different scenarios so I can apply them wherever I climb. From start to finish Andy was professional, enthusiastic, patient and safe, but the best thing was that it was like climbing with a really encouraging friend. I've come away confident and really excited about the trad side of climbing. Thanks Andy! I'd thoroughly recommended Andy to anyone that wants to get into trad or develop climbing skills.' 24/06/16

Dates, times and price

April 27/28 (2 day course) in North Yorkshire / 10.00 - 16.00 / £100


Almscliffe Crag, Brimham Rocks or Scugdale in North Yorkshire

Crags around Alnwick in Northumberland


All specialist equipment provided but by all means bring your own if you have it. We have a range of climbing shoes in most sizes.


Get in touch to book onto the course or if you would like to find out more. Booking and payment information can be found here.