Lead Climb Developer – 2 Day

Keen to build your lead climbing confidence, or feel a refresher would be helpful? Join our friendly coaches and develop your leading under their watchful eyes.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

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We’ll chat through where your climbing’s at and focus on the areas you’d specifically like to work on. Our extensive local knowledge will allow us to pick the best routes for you to meet your aims and of course, have fun climbing. There’s a huge variety of amazing climbing all within a short drive of Plas y Brenin, rest assured you’ll cover lots of these two days. Ready? We are! 

Who’s This Aimed At?

Climbers come on this course for a number of reasons: building confidence; pushing grades; or to have a bit of a climbing MOT. You’ll need previous experience of leading trad routes, and want to climb somewhere between V Diff and VS. You’ll only lead routes we’ve all agreed will suit you, and that you’d like to climb – we won’t push you to do anything you don’t want to! If you’re already confidently leading at VS and above, then check out our Performance Climbing courses.  

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What Your Course May Look Like 

Every course is unique as we tailor each one to the team and the weather, but this should give a flavour of what you might get up to.


  • Informal welcome chat with our staff and your course members;
  • Chat about picking the best crag with our staff and your course members;
  • Head to a single pitch crag and either second routes or mock lead them (placing gear but with the safety of a top rope) to get a feel for where everyone’s at;
  • Coaching of gear movement skills, gear placement and belay construction;
  • More climbing;
  • Return to PYB for tea and cake! 


  • Visit a different crag and rock type, either single or multi-pitch, dependent upon the weather and what the team’s after; 
  • Develop and consolidate the previous day’s learning; 
  • Get on ‘the sharp end’ and lead some routes with an instructor ascending a fixed rope alongside;
  • Climb fun routes with coaching along the way; 
  • Return to PYB for more tea and cake, and a fond farewell.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.