Our Lead Rock Climbing course is an instructional course designed to develop the technical skills, experience and confidence needed to safely pursue lead rock climbing. The course is conducted at the Churchman’s Brook.
The crag offers a full range of climbing challenges and serves as an ideal environment for learning the art of protection placement (camming devices, stoppers, hexentrics etc) which is integral to lead climbing.
Every piece of protection placed over the two days is critically reviewed by an experienced instructor, providing participants with constant feedback and ensuring appropriate safety standards are maintained throughout the course. We have a high instructor to participant ratio of 1:4.
This Tour Includes
Revision of knots and top-rope belay systems
Introduction to lead rock climbing equipment - it's design and application
Protection placement and the use of slings to minimise rope drag
Establishing multi-anchor belays using artificial and/or natural protection
Lead rock climbing belay systems and communication between climbers
Leader falls—how to fall and direction of force on the system
Climber safety and self rescue
Rock climbing technique
Rock climbing ethics
All necessary rock climbing equipment including climbing boots.
Comprehensive First Aid Kits
NOTE: The 2012 - 2013 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2012 to the 31st March 2013. The 2013 - 2014 season rates commence on the 1st April 2013.
Available Dates (subject to change)
* Saturday 16th November 2013 (8 spaces) : 16-17 Nov
THESE DATES WERE LAST UPDATED ON: Wednesday 27th June 2012
Churchman’s Brook is in the Armadale area, full directions will be provided when you receive confirmation of your booking.
This tour runs on selected dates throughout the year. For groups of 3 or more we can run the program on a date of your choice.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
The course requires a minimum of 3 participants to go ahead. Single bookings are welcome.
The course is set at an intermediate level, so you should be a confident top-rope climber with experience in establishing belay systems (utilising natural and/or man-made anchors) and belaying climbers.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
We recommend wearing jeans or long trousers and making sure you have a jumper and jacket. Closed in shoes are required and dress for the weather. Sunscreen.
You will need to arrange your own transport to Churchman’s Brook and accommodation during the course. However, should you need assistance with transport or accommodation, please discuss these with our staff when booking your course. We reserve the right to cancel any program.
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