multi pitch rock climbing

Multi Pitch Trad Climbing

Multi pitch climbing is where you climb a route longer than one rope length. The leader climbs to a stance and makes a belay, then brings the second up. This process is then repeated until the top of the climb is reached.

multi pitch rock climbing

Competent Second – 1 Day  
This course will teach you everything you need to know to be a competent second and look after yourself while your climbing partner dose all the lead climbing.
Prerequisites – Have climbed before

  • Intro to gear
  • Basic climbing movement
  • Trad belaying and the difference from indoor and sport belaying
  • Keeping yourself safe at belays
  • Stripping belaying belays
  • Removing gear
  • Techniques for stuck nuts, hexes and cams
  • Climbing calls and communication
  • Abseiling and protecting yourself
  • Crag etiquette

Learn to Multi pitch lead – 1- 5 Day (Depending on prior experience)
This course will get you trad leading in a multi pitch enviroment
Prerequisites – Some experience of seconding a leader

  • Intro to gear
  • Racking up effectively and not taking too much gear
  • Basic climbing movement
  • Trad belaying and the difference between indoor and sport belaying
  • Lead climbing
  • Anchor selection and testing
  • Good gear placements
  • Placement of hexes as active protection
  • Not over/under camming friends
  • Building belays
  • Equalising ancors
  • Spotting and avoiding common multi pitch problems
  • Stance management
  • Guide book interpretation
  • Route finding
  • Retrievable abseils
  • Crag etiquette

Multi pitch Improves – 1 Day
If you are already climbing multi pitch but would like to enhance your skills and check that you are doing everything to current best practice. Or if you would like to start to take out friends who have not been multi pitch climbing.
Prerequisites – Some experience of lead climbing

  • Gear inspection
  • Gear selection
  • Climbing technique
  • Rock types
  • Efficient / improved gear placement
  • Building safer and quicker belays
  • Multi pitch climbing tactics
  • Slick stance management
  • Leading though
  • Emergency procedures
  • Retreating from routes
  • Half ropes and double ropes
  • Climbing with multi pitch novices
  • Weather

When running trad multi pitch courses I employ a variety of different techniques to keep your learning progressive and to keep you safe. I will not trow you a trad rack and tell you  “you’ll be alright, its only easy”. After you have learned everything thing you need to know and you are ready to lead, I will be ascending a fixed line next to you. This is so I can ensure your safety, make sure you are doing everything correctly and to teach you new things (and to clip you in if the stress gets too much 😉 ).

 

If you would like more information or if you have any questions then please drop me an email. You can click on the button below for courses I have running or I can put on a course to suit you.

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