[FULL] Trad Skills 1 – Protection – 25 Oct 2020

Climb where there are no bolts and be free.

Trad (Traditional) Climbing requires the climber to place their own protection as they climb, enabling access to the inaccessible. This requires improved technical and rope handling skills from the climber, and an understanding of an expanded range of equipment.

This skills course is the first in a two part series, the first covering the gear used for Trad Climbing, and how to place protection, the second session will teach trad anchor building.

What we will cover:

– route assessment and planning
– placement of removable protection; nuts, hexes, cams,
– use of natural protection,
– assessment of protection,
– removal of protection,
– basic crack climbing techniques,
– safety and risk management.

Who is this course for:

– Those who have completed Lead Climbing Skills or equivalent and have some additional lead climbing experience,
– Those who have completed Multi-pitch Climbing skills or equivalent and have some additional multi-pitch climbing experience.

When and where:

– Sun 25 Oct, Mt Piddington

Preference will be given to participants who are able to attend both sessions. Places for this trip will be finalised after the 26th Sep when the ‘Exposure to Trad’ trip will be run. This course will be run by James & Cedric.


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