Accelerated Trad-Leader Instructional Course

Vertigo

VER-I-101

Duration: Saturday & Sunday + a Friday evening

Are you a sport-climber wanting to explore the world of Trad Climbing? Are you already Trad Climbing and wanting to up your skills?

This course is a high intensity offering designed for climber’s already competently leading sport or basic trad. In essence the course takes the 4 days of MDT Multi Pitch Leader syllabus and compresses them into 1 evening of theory and 2 practical days where leading, building stances and gear placement skills are exhaustively tested. We also focus on self-rescue techniques as well as safe retreat / abseiling methodologies.

This course is ideal for:

  • Climbers already leading Sport Climbs (min grade 19)
  • Seasoned trad leaders who want to push themselves on the technical best practices.

Course material includes

  • Gear Placement (and testing)
  • Advanced Rope Work
  • Theory
    • Fall Factors
    • Equalizing Angles
    • Knots
  • Anchor Building
  • Equalizing Anchors
  • Escaping the System
  • Self Rescue and Hauling
  • Safe Abseiling
  • Leading

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Category: Instruction, Trad Climbing

Type: Tour