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|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Saturday 29th Apr, 2023||Sunday 30th Apr 2023||2 days|
|Saturday 5th Aug, 2023||Sunday 6th Aug 2023||2 days|
Participants must first create an account and register with Mountain Training Board Ireland on the Rock Skills scheme
For this Rock Skills Learn to Lead Sport course participants should be able to take responsibility for fitting their own equipment, tying in and be competent belayers.
They should have completed a Rock Skills Intermediate or have considerable outdoor climbing experience, plus some indoor leading experience. It is important to have good basic technique and the confidence in your own ability.
The four courses in the Rock Skills scheme are designed to provide progressive learning opportunities for new and developing climbers. Before you can attend a Rock Skills Learn to Lead Sport Climbs course you need to register on the Rock Skills scheme. By the end of the course you can expect to:
● Have covered the course content in a safe and enjoyable outdoor environment and classroom-style setting;
● Have climbed outside for a good proportion of each day on an appropriate crag; and
● Be in a strong position to lead bolted sport routes on rock and indoors, using appropriate techniques and safe practice.
What you will Learn
Background and Planning. Choosing suitable venues and routes, how to use guidebooks and mobile devices to find crags and routes, crag etiquette, the importance of the climbing partnership, the work of the mountaineering councils. Climbing Skills. Safe and assured movement on the lead and optimising natural rests for clipping bolts. Equipment. Ropes and technical equipment for sport climbing. Technical Skills. Fixed equipment, anchors, ropework, belaying, holding/taking falls in a controlled environment, lowering, lower offs and abseiling.
Environmental Knowledge. The impact of climbers at the crag, ethics, access and environmental considerations for climbers. Hazards and Emergency Procedures. Identifying hazards, decision making and managing risk, understanding common injuries, what to do in the event of an incident, managing common problems, how to get help and the role of the Mountain Rescue.
Rock Skills Learn to Lead Sport Climbs courses are ideal for people who are ready to progress to leading sport routes on rock, improve their lead climbing confidence or refresh their leading skills.
What Equipment do I need to bring?
Bring any of your own personal outdoor clothing and kit such as:
Items marked * can be borrowed from TNOC
The Learn to Lead Rockclimbing course fee includes kit, equipment, in course transport, coaching, food and accommodation.
Course accommodation will be in shared twin ensuite rooms. If you would prefer not to share a room, single occupancy may be available for an additional charge.
Rock Climbing Libby Peter MLTUK