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Improving your Trad Climbing Skills - BMC Training Essentials

  • Location Betws-y-Coed
  • Price from £50.00
  • Rock Climbing
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure


A one day workshop recapping good practice in placing gear, building belays and the different ways to equalises belays. You will then spend time looking at further skills like abseiling into crags and prussiking back up the abseil rope, protecting your second and retreating of a route. The day will be spent at a crag developing these skills and then testing your rope systems. This will be a day spent outside learning by doing, please make sure you have the equipment needed to spend 6 hours outside potentially in wet weather! 
Syllabus: - Equipment review – The tools you will need to take with you climbing - Guidebooks, crag and route selections - Understanding the climbing environment - Gear placement and equalising techniques - Good ropework - Ascending and descending a fixed line - Assisting and safeguarding your second - Retreating off a route - Review of day and ‘what next advice’ 
Level of experience and fitness: - Candidates should have experience at leading traditional rock climbs and be a proficient second. There is no minimum required climbing grade.

As with all our sessions, receive a 5% loyalty discount on repeat bookings with discount code "repeatbooking"!!!!

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Dog Friendly

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Equipment Trad climbing gear of all shapes and sizes is provided, and ropes where required.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Other Please bring your own harnesses and helmets, and any trad climbing equipment you have so we can try it out.


Custom Policy

COVID-19 Pandemic: No Commitment Bookings
We want you to be able to book without worrying about the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 rules and guidelines. 
For a full refund, cancel at least 24hours before the activity is scheduled to start.
In case of session cancellation due to UK Government COVID-19 Coronavirus rules, we will honour your booking going forward and will offer you a unique credit code / gift voucher or refund, which will enable you to re-book for any of our sessions in the future.




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