The nice weather has arrived, with it comes the Trad climbing season and Jurassic Climbing Academy is ready. Whether you are looking to have a steady day at the crag to learn or improve your trad technique or looking at being coached well into the E grades, we can help. What better than to be taken out onto the crag by experienced, qualified, coaches and instructors. We cover all UK crags, can supply all equipment if required other than rock shoes and chalk bags. These sessions are available for all abilities, 1:1 trad coaching or groups of up to 4 climbers, and for one or multiple days.

Scrambling Courses

This is a great course for those who are hillwalking and want to get onto the steeper ground or as a first step towards climbing. We will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to be independent in grade 3 to grade 1 scrambles. The session will be tailored to your current ability, experience, and goals. We will give you a debrief at the end of your session with advice on how to improve further.

Courses are held in North Wales, The Lakes, and Scotland.

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  • Prior to your session we will discuss your goals and where you are now
  • Weather interpretation
  • Guidebook interpretation
  • Map interpretation
  • Safety at the crag, when scrambling and avoiding problems
  • Ropework and uses
  • Safety belaying
  • Belaying a leader
  • Moving together
  • Belaying a second
  • Abseiling and retreating from a scramble
  • Assess your scrambling skills, debrief with advice on how to improve further
Scrambling CoursesPrice
1 Instructor to 2 Clients£95 per person per day
1 Instructor to 1 Client£160 per person per day
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Moving On Trad Courses

Climber leading and placing protection gear

This is a great course for those who have some general trad climbing experience or have been on an Intro To Trad Course with us or another provider.

We give you the knowledge and skills necessary to expand your trad climbing grades on single-pitch routes. This will expand on everything that you have already learned from a previous course or already know from experience and will be tailored to your current ability, experience, and goals. We give you a debrief at the end of your session with advice on how to improve further.

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  • Prior to your session we will discuss your goals and where you are now
  • Weather interpretation
  • Guidebook interpretation
  • Safety at the crag, when climbing and avoiding problems
  • Further Trad gear placement
  • Further Belay construction
  • Route reading and gear placement reading
  • Efficient gear placement
  • The mind game and how to prepare yourself
  • Working the moves
  • Look at on-sight, head-point, and top-roping routes
  • Abseiling and retreating from a route
  • Assess your trad climbing skills, debrief with advice on how to improve further
Moving On Trad CoursesPrice
1 Instructor to 4 Clients£50 per person per day
1 Instructor to 2 Clients£95 per person per day
1 Instructor to 1 Client£160 per person per day

 

Introduction To Trad Course

Climber seconding a trad rout in The Lake DistrictThis is a great course for those who are new to climbing or have only previously climbed indoors or on outdoor sports routes.

We will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to be independent at trad climbing on single-pitch routes. The session will be tailored to your current ability, experience, and goals and we will give you a debrief at the end of your session with advice on how to improve further.

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  • Prior to your session we will discuss your goals and where you are now
  • Weather interpretation
  • Guidebook interpretation
  • Safety at the crag, when climbing and avoiding problems
  • Route finding
  • Ropework and uses
  • Belaying a leader
  • Trad gear placement
  • Belay construction
  • Belaying a second
  • Abseiling
  • Assess your trad climbing skills, debrief with advice on how to improve further
Introduction to Trad CoursePrice
1 Instructor to 4 Clients£50 per person per day
1 Instructor to 2 Clients£95 per person per day
1 Instructor to 1 Client£160 per person per day

 

Multi-pitch Trad Course

Climber finishing a Trad Climbing routeThis is a great session for those who have some good general trad climbing experience and are leading to a minimum of Vdiff difficulty grades and preferably 4a/4b technical grade.

We will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to take your trad climbing from single-pitch routes to multi-pitch routes. The session will be tailored to your current ability, experience, and goals and we will give you a debrief at the end of your session with advice on how to improve further.

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  • Prior to your session we will discuss your goals and where you are now
  • Weather interpretation
  • Guidebook interpretation for multi-pitch routes
  • Safety at the crag, when climbing and avoiding problems
  • Ropework and uses
  • Belaying a leader
  • Trad gear placement
  • Alternating lead climber and belayer
  • Belay construction on a multi-pitch route
  • Belaying a second
  • Abseiling and retreating from a multi-pitch route
  • Self-rescue and partner-rescue
  • Assess your trad climbing skills, debrief with advice on how to improve further
Multi-Pitch Trad ClimbingPrice
1 Instructor to 2 Clients£95 per person per day
1 Instructor to 1 Client£160 per person per day