Intro to Trad Lead Climbing - 2 DAYS
Fundamentals of Traditional Climbing Outdoors in the Hajar Mountains.
- 450 UAE dirhamsAED 450
- Hajar Mountains
When climbing indoors, or at an outdoor ‘sport’ crag, the leader clips their rope, via quick-draws, into pre-existing bolts. On a bolted route, it is generally safe to fall at any time. Having this high level of safety allows the leader to focus on the physical aspect of climbing up the rock. When trad. climbing, the leader must place their own gear in the rock. To be safe when trad climbing, the leader must focus on finding gear placements and then select the right piece of gear to fit. This adds both a technical and mental aspect to the route. With a good understanding of trad climbing skills, you can branch out from the indoor walls and sport crags to reach unique places that would otherwise be inaccessible. Learning to trad climb is similar to learning to drive a car. It takes time, effort and commitment. It can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing, or very safe once you become competent. So, learn the skills and practise them safely with our instructor as you build your confidence and skill set. It is important to learn how to place trad gear well before you lead anything. We will coach you through using the equipment, placing and removing each size and type of gear and setting up safe systems to bring up your second. The fundamentals of placing gear are easy to learn. But recognising subtle constrictions in cracks and maximising rock-to-nut surface contact is an art only learnt through experience. Practise makes perfect! It's important to develop the ability to adapt your trad skills to suit situations. Being able to solve problems quickly is a vital skill which can only be learnt through experience and guidance from our highly experienced instructor. These fundamental skills are taught over a number of sessions that progressively build up your skills to get you comfortable lead climbing outdoors. We will provide all the technical equipment, helmets, ropes, harnesses. All you need are your climbing shoes, plenty of food and snacks fo the day and lots of water to keep you hydrated. Remember to fully charge those phones for those all important selfies as we progress through the course.
PV73+X2 Al Riffa - Ras al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates