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Introduction to Climbing – Lake District Rock Climbing Course


Equalising 3 anchors - Introduction to Climbing

Introduction to Climbing

Whilst our walking groups were out enjoying the delights of Scafell Pike, I was joined by David who was keen to progress his trad climbing skills.
The main brief for the day was placing gear, lots of gear. We did just that and a wide variety of it too. We also managed to fit in 5 pitches of actual climbing and a fair amount of scrambling.

As David already had an understanding of how to place trad gear, we were able to cover lots over the course of a day. Once plenty gear had been placed we looked at equalising the various pieces to create solid belay anchors. We then manipulated these into top rope and bottom rope set ups whilst discussing the pros and cons of each system.

An abseil descent was included later in the day and we used the 'stacked abseil' set up. We discussed the pros and cons of abseiling and of using the 'stacked' system.

All in all lots covered and before we knew it it was time to go home!

If considering a climbing course, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. We're local, passionate about climbing, and climb whenever we can and that usually means 100's of days every year. We know the crags of the Lake District very well so are well placed to find the ideal venue for you.

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Practicing placing trad protection whilst climbing a route


Placing a cam


Setting up a belay using 3 equalised anchors - Introduction to Climbing



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