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Big Wall Climbing

Dreaming of a big wall trip? Smooth out the process with these two days of tricks and tips!

Learn big walling skills that will save you hours, even days of suffering on the wall!

You know when you’re climbing with someone who has spent time gaining big walling skills, there is an urgency for efficiency and a plethora of energy saving tricks. These skills will apply to every climbing day you’ll ever have, at the local crag as well as on the wall.


What to expect we’ll cover…

Many of the skills covered here are very transferable and will make your crag climbing more efficient.

 “…fantastic day with Sam learning some key techniques for big walling. Really made us feel like we could achieve what we wanted.” Joe 2018

We try and stick to the few fundamental skills that will make the biggest difference and save you time on the wall. In the end a faster climb means; less weight in the bags, less frustration with your partners, slicker progress, happy belays & generally a more badass experience.

These fundamentals will be…

  • How aid climb – cheating like a boss for every inch of height
  • Jumaring up the rope – float up 5.13 pitches in moments
  • Stance management – avoiding terminal clusters
  • Hauling the bags (pig) – space hauling, keeping it safe and efficient

These are the fundamentals we like to get dialled but inevitably as questions come up we’ll cover the below as well.

  • Mixing french free and aid climbing techniques
  • Seconding on overhanging and angled terrain
  • Tactics and expedition preparation – when to go, what to take…
  • Setting up a portaledge
  • Pendulum traverses – leading and seconding
  • Abseiling with the haul bags
  • Poop tube tips

There is a lot to think about.


How the course runs, logistics

Day one is at the Indy climbing wall on Anglesey starting when they open at 10. They have the perfect training wall area for getting in a massive mess of ropes, haul bags and portaledges. Being indoors means we can focus on technical skills and rope work. After about 6 hours most teams have had enough to fill their minds.

Day two we’ll get a slightly earlier start, meeting at 9 in Llanberis. You’ll be putting it all into practice on a multi-pitch outdoor route and finding time to cover any questions. The crag we choose as always depends on the weather. We’ll aim for roughly 14 hours of teaching over the two days.


Prices for the Big Walling course…

The minimum group size is two so you can share the experience and help each other with belaying. Because we like to keep it personal and safe, the biggest group size is four.

15% off the 28th-29th August 2018 for bookings of 2,3 & 4 people. Pay for a deposit now and we’ll apply the discount to your invoice. Easy!
Book a private course on the dates you choose. £400
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Location

Snowdonia, North Wales and the Indy climbing wall

Equipment

Bring along your personal climbing gear and the kit list items

Level

You need to be able to construct trad. belays and have some multipitch climbing experience.

Ratio

max 1:4

Duration

two days

Cost

£200

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