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, insured 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 coaching or groups of up to 4 climbers, and for one or multiple days.

Introduction To Trad Climbing

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

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.

 

 

 

  • Prior to your session we will discuss your goals and where you are now
  • Guidebook interpretation
  • Safety at the crag, when climbing and avoiding problems
  • 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 ClimbingPrice
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 day + travel costs
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Extreme Trad Climbing

Climber leading and placing protection gear

This is a great session for those who have some good general trad climbing experience and are leading to VS/HVS difficulty grades and to 5a/5b technical grade.

We will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to push into the extreme trad climbing grades 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.

 

 

 

  • Prior to your session we will discuss your goals and where you are now
  • Guidebook interpretation for extreme grades
  • Safety at the crag, when climbing and avoiding problems
  • Trad gear placement on extreme grade trad routes
  • 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 extreme grade routes
  • Assess your trad climbing skills, debrief with advice on how to improve further
Extreme Trad ClimbingPrice
1 Instructor to 1 Client£250 per day + travel costs
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Multi-pitch Trad Climbing

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.

 

 

 

  • Prior to your session we will discuss your goals and where you are now
  • 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 day + travel costs
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