Introduction to Sport Climbing

A perfect way to build confidence, learn new skills, and open up a new style of climbing. Sport climbing... it’s just so good!

Plas y Brenin

2 Day

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Plas y Brenin


2 Day

Instructor Ratio


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Who’s This Aimed At

Anyone who’s keen to learn to sport climb and improve their climbing. You need to be a confident leader already, whether that’s indoors or using traditional protection, and able to belay a leader. We’ll typically climb at crags with a broad range of grades, with most people climbing somewhere between French 4 and 6b over the weekend. You should finish the course feeling confident to visit a sport crag and know how to use it safely and efficiently, and never leave a quickdraw behind!

Example Itinerary

  • Saturday
    • Informal welcome chat with our staff and your course members;
    • Discuss where’s best for the day’s weather and team;
    • Movement coaching and route reading top tips;
    • Efficient clipping and finding rests;
    • Lead some sport routes (as appropriate)
    • Threading different lower offs safely;
    • Return to PYB for tea and cake!
  • Sunday
    • Visit a different crag;
    • Develop and consolidate the previous day’s learning;
    • Use a clipstick to get to the top of a climb
    • Tips on ‘redpointing’ (working, or practicing a climb before leading it)
    • Use of assisted braking devices (e.g. Gri Gri or Clickup)
    • How to give a ‘soft’ catch
    • Climb fun routes with coaching along the way
    • Return to PYB for more tea and cake, and a fond farewell.

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