All Day: Women's Fine Tune Your Lead Climbing
A chance to get some coaching on your lead climbing, understanding better route choice, leader placed protection, rope management while leading, building belays, stance management, change overs and descents both abseiling and scrambling off safely.
Enjoy some coaching & instruction from some of the best in the business, helping you fine tune your trad lead climbing skills. We'll build on your existing experience and adapt the clinic to suit your level of ability, helping build your confidence and ability. We'll look at all the aspects that make up a fun and safe time trad lead climbing outdoors, from choosing the best route to suit your grade and style of climbing, general crag safety and being mindful of others around, to rope management of the leader, placing trad gear, extending runners, to choosing the best belay and stance management to getting off the crag safely. The day really gives us the chance to consolidate any learning and develop peoples skills to feel more confident and independent moving forward.
Joining the clinic will be UK Arc’teryx Ambassador Dr Natalie Brown an expert in female athletes, hormones and the menstrual cycle. She will be chatting about menstrual cycle and peri/menopause symptoms and how these might affect climbing outside and performance.
The day will run -
9am to 5pm - Saturday (FULL)
Build confidence to tackle the next grade.
Help with safe gear placements and anchor choice.
Develop your ropework and rope techniques to better safeguard the lead climber.
Expert coaching and instruction
- General crag safety
- Preparation of equipment, traditional gear and rope choice
- Safe leading practises
- Using the full range of natural protection
- Route choice and route finding
- Stance organisation
- Abseiling and retreating from the lead
- Adequately protecting your second at all times
Additional Event Information
Event Location, Travel & Parking
Event Photography & Video
Course Dates & Booking
Meet the Team
- Loose clothing appropriate for climbing.
- Rock shoes
Any items with a (*) can be borrowed at the Arc'teryx eventRead More
Testimonials For ISM
Learned loads and acclimatised well during the course. Its obviously been very carefully planned. Guiding and Instruction was excellent. Anders was fantastic throughout and made the whole course really good fun. A very professional instructor with a great sense of humour. Highly recommended.
Summits & Skills 4000m (Instructional Course)
Perfectly paced and tailored, great variety of skills learned. Guiding and Instruction? Thomas was fab! Everything was pitched at the right level (no pun intended), safety was always paramount and everyone had so much fun learning everything.
Neil, our guide for the week, was exceptional; a true professional, a huge inspiration and just great company. He shared so many useful tips with us and had great stories to share too. Looking forward to booking another course with ISM in 2022!”
William Summits and Skills 4000m 2021