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Lead Climbing

Outdoor Rock Climbing

This course introduces you to Outdoor Lead Climbing in New Zealand

It is and intermediate form of Outdoor Rock Climbing known also as ‘Sport’-Climbing. Clipping bolts with a quickdraw and leading the rope up as you go. These courses are ideal for people with some previous climbing experience who want to take the sport to the next level.

Maybe you are an indoor climber wanting to learn the next step and climb safely outdoors? Come and experience a full day’s sport lead climbing course with us! Grab your climbing partner or join our groups and come learn the fundamentals of lead rock climbing on bolted sport routes, with some of New Zealand’s highest qualified instructors.

Learn the best practices to safely lead climbs, with the added bonus of improving your climbing.

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During our sessions, it is likely you will experience falling; the scariest part of climbing. Though we have safe and subtle progressions making this less scary and teaching you ways to manage fear and decrease risk. Push yourself mentally and physically by learning to lead climb in New Zealand’s premier (and most scenic) sport climbing venues.

This course teaches the essentials for leading bolted sport routes. It is also a must do for people needing to go beyond learning from a friend; to check they are using good and safe techniques.

We keep our ratios small, so the course is tailored to you. If you have lead climbed before, our instructors will check what you already know. Don’t worry if you don’t have any equipment – we can provide it all, however you are welcome to use your own if you have it, so you can learn to use your own equipment safely.

Push your grade and fill those gaps which may be in your technical repertoire such as anchor building or rescue techniques. Having a concentrated burst of climbing with professional instructors can let you step up to a new level of skill.

Learn skills and attain knowledge to demonstrate your experience in lead climbing for others:

Transcend your Outdoor Rock Climbing and go further with us

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Itineraries

Contents

Psychological approaches and mental awareness

Advanced climbing techniques and styles

Effective higher-level training techniques

Avoidance and rescue systems

Lead on sport bolted routes

Lead belaying
Quickdraw placement
Clipping methods
Safety considerations
How to lower and clean a route safely
Lots of climbing

The ability to tie climbing knots and an understanding of when/where to use them

Abseiling independently utilising self-protection systems

Knowledge of equipment, use and properties

Safe and effective belay techniques

Lead climbing on bolted routes

Climbing techniques and styles

Anchor building principles
Lead belaying
Quickdraw/runner placement – how to correctly place the quickdraw on your harness and the rock
Clipping methods – efficient ways of clipping the rope into the quickdraw
Safety considerations – when to clip, spotting, rope management, buddy checks

One staff

Activity specific items:

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Rope
  • Quickdraws

Staff carry:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Knife
  • Emergency shelter

Excludes:

Transport

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  1. :

    Well I suppose 5 means I learnt to lead climb, fall without fear or injury and that tricky component at the top of returning to the ground safely and with all your gear. This totally opens op my world of climbing and I now know how the shiny rock rings function.

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    I came with fear and preconceived ideas but that was all blown away when Chris and the SNM team took a warm and professional approach to climbing. We started out simple and made smart progressions and at my pace which made it easier to keep on top of. This was two days and I feel for me at least that was pretty good. Could do with more time and will probably book again

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This changes depending on what we do and where we go, but generic items are:

Clothing

  • Thermal bottom leggings,
  • Underwear,
  • Shorts
  • Pants
  • Swimwear
  • Socks
  • Thin merino shirt / thermal shirt x 2
  • Fleece jumper x1
  • Woolen jumper x1
  • Wind and Rain-proof Jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Warm beanie
  • Neck warmer / scarf
  • Warm gloves

Equipment

  • Jandals
  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal medication
  • Water bottle,
  • Head torch,
  • Toiletries.
  • Waterproof pack liner
  • Backpack to put all of the above in

If we are staying overnight, should you choose not to be accommodated and fed by us, here is what you will need:

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Tent

Cooking

  • Cooker
  • Fuel / gas
  • Lighter / matches
  • Pot / frying pan
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery

All of the above is available to rent / hire / buy

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    Available Seats: 9

    Adult ( 1 - 9 Pax ) $299.00 $0.00 /Person

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    Child ( 1 - 9 Pax ) $269.00 $0.00 /Person

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