Price £70


  • TBC

Are you a competent top-rope climber and belayer looking for a new physical and mental challenge? Why not open up a whole array of new routes for you to enjoy by learning how to lead climb. Lead climbing adds a further exciting dimension to your climbing indoors.

The next step after learning to lead indoors is to take your skills into the great outdoors. 

The Learn to Lead course is designed for top rope climbers who wish to learn to lead climb. We will give you the opportunity to gain and develop the necessary skills to lead indoors with confidence. Our courses are broken down into 5 weekly sessions lasting 90 minutes which will be held at The Tower Climbing Centre in the Leicester Leys Leisure Centre

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Previous experience

Candidates will have experience climbing in an indoor environment and show competency in top-rope climbing. 

Learning outcomes
  • Being able to lead confidently in a safe manner
  • Lead belaying 
  • Handling climbing equipment in a responsible manner
  • Principles of lead climbing
  • Equipment
  • Clipping techniques
  • Identifying risks/hazards and how to manage them
  • Taking and holding lead falls
  • Lead climbing strategies

Typical session structure

Meeting each week for 90 minutes for the 5 week duration and developing the skills you need to be a competant climber

What to wear

Comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement along with climbing shoes, harness and a helmet (all climbing equipment can be borrowed when requested).

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