Advanced Rock Climbing Courses in the Lake District
Please check out the Essential Info for the Lake District page for info on dates, equipment, locations, accommodation, transport, and costs.
Is this the course for me?
You've done quite a bit of outdoor climbing, and you are solid at VS or above.
What level of fitness do I need?
Fitness level 2: you exercise regularly through the week – running, walking, cycling or playing sports. You can sustain a raised heart rate for a 45 minute run or a 2 hour bike ride. You can walk in the mountains or climb all day, but feel tired at the end.
What does the course cover?
This course revisits foundational techniques and looks at the common problems and bad habits climbers develop. We will identify your strengths and weaknesses, and work out coping strategies in the four key areas:
What's the maximum ratio?
Useful blog posts
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How To Build Good Belays Part 2: Tying In To Your Anchors
What’s On My Climbing Rack And Why?
Managing Risk in the Mountains #2: Heuristics & Mind Sets
Rock Climbing Technique: The Practical Guide To Movement Mastery
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