Learn to Lead Climb Course
This is a 2 day outdoor learn to lead climb course.
2 day learn to lead climb course overview
The focus of this course is learning to lead climb and transitions from lead climbing to abseiling (cleaning a route). We also cover good climbing technique and movement skills.
This is a popular course for people who are ready to take the next step from top rope climbing or lead climbing indoors on to the real rock! Or people who have started out climbing with a friend and would like to extend their knowledge and skills from a qualified rock climbing instructor.
This course is also suitable for people working towards an NZOIA (New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association) Rock leader or NZOIA Rock1 instructor awards.
Lead climbing course location
Our lead climbing courses are delivered in Christchurch. We meet at Albert terrace in St Martins, Christchurch on the first day. From the road end, the climbing area is just 5 mins walk. Day 2 the location will be decided by the group and your instructor. We often use Cattlestop climbing area, pop up climbing area and Rapaki Rock on the top of the Port Hills (30 mins from Christchurch city center) for the second day.
ARE YOU TRAVELLING FROM OUT OF TOWN?
Lots of people travel to attend our rock climbing courses and we like to make it easy. We offer a free pick up/drop off service for people traveling from out of town from the airport and Christchurch city center accommodation. Talk to one of our friendly team about our pick-up/drop off service.
WHEN IS THE NEXT COURSE?
Rock climbing courses run from October to May. visit our Course Calendar for scheduled course dates. Custom courses and private training can be arranged on alternative dates by request.
“The techniques that were introduced made a massive difference to my climbing” – Samantha Taylor, Wellington
“Really fun weekend, great safe experience. will come again” – James Hoodson, Canterbury
This lead climbing Course covers
- Loads of time spent climbing!
- Efficient movement techniques
- Lead belaying with Belay /ATC
- Lead belaying with assisted braking device (GriGri)
- Personal safety at top of the crag
- Spotting the lead climber
- Assessing safety of climbing routes
- Anchor setups on bolts
- Anchors for personal safety at top
- Transition from Lead climbing to top rope
- Transition from Lead climbing to Abseiling
WHAT GEAR DO I NEED?
Nothing, we have everything available to hire if you don’t own climbing gear, easy as.
If you’re planning on bringing your own gear or borrowing from a friend here’s an idea of what to bring (We’ll send a full gear list upon booking ).
- Climbing helmet
- Belay/abseil device (ATC)
- Climbing shoes or snug fitting sports shoes
We recommend holding off on purchasing any new climbing gear until after the course (except climbing shoes). Why not buy new stuff? So you can optimism on your instructors’ knowledge and recommendations.
BOOK ONLINE TODAY
Rock climbing and abseiling courses run from October to May. visit our Course Calendar for scheduled course dates. Private training & Custom courses can be created on alternative dates by request.
*Advertised price is the early bird discounted price.
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