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|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Saturday 13th May, 2023||Sunday 14th May 2023||2 days (Weekend)|
|Saturday 24th Jun, 2023||Sunday 25th Jun 2023||2 days|
|Saturday 15th Jul, 2023||Sunday 16th Jul 2023||2 days|
|Saturday 12th Aug, 2023||Sunday 13th 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 Trad 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.
Climbing experience required:
Have belayed on at least 20 occasions;
Have seconded a minimum of 20 outdoor rock climbs at Very Difficult (VDiff) or above;
Have led 20 sport climbs (indoors or outdoors).
Completion of Rock Skills Intermediate and/or Rock Skills Learn to Lead Sport course.
This Rock Skills Learn to Lead Trad course is the one that could unlock the door to many exciting adventures of your own.
This course is for those who have previously attended ‘Rock Skills Intermediate” or have previous rock climbing experience, indoor or outdoor.
Students should be competent at tying in, belaying, understand the safety chain of climbing and show a reasonable level of confidence on the rock. Due to the technical nature of lead climbing on the crag, we use only the most qualified and experienced staff. They will use their skills and judgement to ensure each participant progresses safely through the stages of learning to lead.
Students will be coached in detail on all aspects of lead climbing on appropriate routes.
Day 1 Arrival at 9.15am
Day 2 08.00 Breakfast
*Instructors will decide on the day if each student is ready to lead safely.
The following list is a suggestion of what you should bring. Waterproofs and rucksacks may be borrowed from our extensive stores. We advise you not to rush out and buy kit for the course, but use it as a chance to find out what would best suit your needs. You should bring the following: walking boots, waterproof trousers, waterproof jacket, warm outdoor wear (fleece is ideal), hat and gloves, day rucksack, waterproof rucksack liner (bin liner is ideal), water bottle, vacuum flask, small first aid kit, personal medication, and notebook and pen.
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
As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.
We know that you and many others like minded folk are very keen to get back on track with your plans to attend and complete a range of personal skills training and qualifications in a range of disciplines.
Believe us when we say we are equally keen to get outside with you and help you reach your goals and complete that journey.
How do we know? Because every day we get emails and phone calls asking when will courses resume and with every NI Executive mention of easing of restrictions the emails and phone calls are more frequent……