Hardy Custom Learn to Lead

When you have done enough top roped climbing that you feel ready to start lead climbing there is no better way to get into leading safely than to learn correct techniques from the start. Our two day learn to lead course covers everything you need to know to lead safe pitches from placement of protection and planning your ascents to station management and even some self rescue techniques. Even if you have started lead climbing already, instruction from qualified guides will get you leading in a consistent, safe and confidence inspiring manner.

Included in the price:

Instructors at 2:1 ratio, ropes and rack though students are encouraged to bring any gear of their own that they have so that they are learning to use gear that they will use after the course.

Not included in the price:

Transportation, food or lodging. Logistics will be organised with the instructors prior to the course. Optional catering can be provided for $40/person/day.

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As low as:

$490.00 / person

(at 2:1 ratio)
I started lead climbing after a three day course taught by Jan Neuspiel. We covered gear placement, anchors, rope management and multi pitch climbing techniques. This professional instruction proved priceless to me on so many levels. I noticed my base technical skills were at a higher level compared to more "seasoned" climbers. There is just so much ground level knowledge I gained that would have been impossible to replicate without professional instruction. As I progressed in my climbing, I teamed up with Jan as a climbing partner four years later on a 3000ft big wall on Baffin Island. I highly recommend this training to anyone serious about climbing safely and effectively. Guy Ridler, Courtenay, BC.
Both Nicole and I really enjoyed the course immensely. Thanks for the great attitude and your incredible amount of knowledge. You really know how to teach well and are a pleasure to climb with. By the way, using Squamish as a venue for the course was awesome. I love the rock here and there are billions of climbs to choose from. Paul Barrette, Vancouver, BC.
The introduction to lead climbing course was a learning experience of a lifetime. The teaching was superb and brought the best out of me at a pace that was suitable to my needs and compatible with my goals. Perhaps most importantly, it challenged me to think logically about working with the gear, rock and my climbing partners in the safest way possible. Upon finishing the course, I feel comfortable working independently at my level and taking appropriate risks to further my goals in the mountains. It was one of the most satisfying classes I have taken. Michelle Hawkins, Courtenay, BC.