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Foundation Ropework

Safe ropework for climbers

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Focus on nailing the basics to climb outside safely. Learn the essential knots, basics of placing gear, and how to abseil – make sure you’re up to date with modern best practice!

  • £200
  • 2 days
  • Max of 6 climbers to 1 instructor
  • Basic ropework skills for climbing outside
  • Intro to climbing safety systems
  • Course notes to support your learning

Perfect for…

Anyone starting out, or seasoned climbers in need of a skills update and confidence boost. It’s also ideal training for anyone going through the RCI, or Rock Climbing Instructor Award.

Why you’ll love it…

You’ll leave with a good of understanding of climbing safety systems, gear placement, and belay construction, and should feel ready to rig top ropes by yourself.

What you’ll do…

  • Find out what all that expensive kit does
  • Place cams, nuts, and hexes
  • Make equalised, safe belays
  • Tie clove hitches and other knots
  • Set up top and bottom ropes
  • Rig an abseil and use a prusik


Where, when, what to bring, places to stay. Details here.

Your next course…

Put everything into practice, and climb LOTS on Snowdonia Classic Climbs.

Why book with Gaia Adventures?

  • Highly experienced and passionate staff
  • Excellent feedback
  • We’ll give you all the heroic looking photos we take of you
  • 15% discount at V12 Outdoor and Joe Brown
  • We listen to exactly what you want, and strive to deliver more

Two ways to book;

  1. Book a place on a ‘PUBLIC COURSE’ – join a group of like minded heroes; laughs and friendly, supportive atmosphere guaranteed!
  2. Make a ‘PRIVATE BOOKING’ – set your own course dates,  come by yourself, or with a friend. £250 per day.

Llanberis, North Wales


Technical kit provided

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Max 6 climbers to 1 instructor


2 days



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