Advanced Rock Climbing
"Great teacher, fantastic day, only regret is not squeezing another days climbing in before heading back to London!"
If you have quite a bit of experience already; you climb outdoors or indoors regularly and you are confident at belaying, an advanced rock climbing course is for you. Get in touch and tell us about your level of experience and what you want to learn or improve at. You might want to learn how to lead climb, including the necessary skills or placing gear and building 'bombproof' anchors. You may simply want to focus on climbing harder routes and pushing your grade. Or you can never know too much rope work, whether it's to be more efficient at the belay, or maybe learning some essential problem solving and rescue techniques that every climber should know.
Learn to Lead
If you have experience seconding a lead climber, then it may be time to try the real thing. Our instructor will double-check that you have all the skills you need to embark safely on your first lead climb, including placing protection as you go, and building an anchor at the top so you can safely bring your partner up the route behind you. Depending on where you’re at the next stage may be a simulated lead, where you are still protected by a top rope, or the real thing, with our instructor close by to give guidance and ensure you are safe. Leading your first climb is a huge milestone for any aspiring climber, and is an experience you will never forget. Our instructors are here to guide you safely through every step of the process so you can learn to lead with confidence.
Maybe you simply want to climb harder routes? We can help you to find some routes that will challenge you, no matter what level of climber you are. We can look at improving your technique to help you succeed on harder climbs. The crags we use in Cornwall all have a wide selection of grades and difficulties, so wherever you are at we can home-in and work on increasing your skill. You can second your instructor, or we can set up ropes on hard climbs and really work on specific grades or styles of climbing you want to improve on. Here at Kernow Coasteering, we have a particular fondness for crack climbing, so if you’re up for the challenge, we’re more than happy to get you jamming and chicken-winging in those gnarly Cornish cracks!
ADVANCED ROCK CLIMBING
£160 per day
(1 or 2 people, full day)
Knowing the Ropes
If you're confident with your climbing skills, but need to know more about rope work, how to climb safely, and how to get yourself out of tricky situations, we're here to help. Learn advanced rope techniques, knots and anchor building techniques to make your climbing simpler and safer. You can also learn more about how to place protection quickly and safely, and even techniques on how to deal with complex problems, such as helping a stuck or injured climber.
Advanced rock climbing programmes are on a maximum of 2:1 client to instructor ratio. Previous rock climbing experience is required. If you do not have enough experience, contact us to talk about doing a different course, or maybe a package over several days - we'll take you as far as we can. As a regular climber, hopefully, you have your own shoes, harness, and helmet that you are comfortable using, but don't worry if you don't, as we can provide everything you need. Advanced climbing courses last a full day.