Indoor Wall to Outdoor Climbing
Lake District - Level 1 : Instructional Course
Do you want to learn the skills to climb outdoors safely, then ISM can help you make that transition from indoor wall climbing regardless of the technical grade you climb at here in the beautiful Lake District.
These days are perfect if you're climbing regularly at an indoor wall but want to start exploring the Lake District crags and rock climbs outside, and want to learn the traditional climbing skills to do this safely and also better understand the risks associated with traditional outdoor climbing to become more independent.
Enjoy fun and enjoyable climbing days in the Lake District
Perfect progression from indoor wall climbing to climbing outdoors
Develop your 'trad' climbing skills to allow you to access climbing outdoors safely
Expert guiding and coaching from experienced ISM Guides
Is This Course For Me?
If you're a regular indoor wall climber and would like to learn the 'trad' climbing skills and techniques to climb outdoors safely, then a day or two with ISM will give you a great start towards making that transition to becoming an independent trad rock climber. The two days here in the Lake District would be focused on developing the more advanced skills of using traditional gear to safegaurd a lead climber, setting up secure natural belays, rescue techniques, abseilling and general crag safety and environment around you.
Transitioning from Indoor Wall Climbing
Skills covered on the course include:
- A refresh of your basic indoor climbing skills and the level of your ability
- Preparation of equipment, traditional gear and rope choice
- Safe leading practises
- Using the full range of natural protection
- Route choice and route finding
- Setting up anchors and safe belaying techniques
- Abseiling and retreating from a crag
- Avoiding potential problems (such as rope jams, protection falling out)
- Emergency procedures (when things don’t go quite as smoothly as planned) such as abseiling past a knot, hoist systems, escaping the system, evacuating an injured climber
- Judgement in rock climbing (the biggest safety factor!)
Course Dates & Booking
Please call +44 (0) 1539 721561 for availability
Meet the Team
ISM DIrector and IFMGA British Mountain Guide
A well known international climber, Steve has climbed and explored all over the world.Read More
IFMGA British Mountain Guide
Originally from the flatland of Norfolk, Matt soon escaped to the highlands of Scotland, to cut his teeth on the Scottish winter climbing scene there. He then worked full time at Plas Y Brenin in North Wales…Read More
Sally runs our UK office, handling course bookings, administration, marketing and accounts. For most clients Sally is the first point of contact with ISM.Read More
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