Lead Climb Developer – 5 Day

Join us for an immersive week of lead climbing coaching – just imagine where it could take your climbing...

Plas y Brenin

5 Days

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Plas y Brenin


5 Days

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A week of progressive and tailored coaching can genuinely take your climbing to the next level; whether that’s pushing into a new grade, developing your head game, or learning how to access new venues such as sea cliffs, this course is guaranteed to inspire and ensure you get the most from your climbing. It can also act as something of a climbing MOT, giving you the confidence to take on more challenging routes, knowing that you have a well-rounded skill set to deal with everything a crag can throw at you. Our friendly staff know the area intimately, and they’ll handpick the best routes for each individual. Rest assured, the pace and progression will be tailored to each person. Excited? We are!

Who’s This Aimed At?

This course is pitched at people who are already leading traditional routes and would like to develop their skill set. You can expect most of the week to be spent between the V Diff and VS grades (as approriate) with a mix of single and multipitch climbs.

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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 for the team given the weather and conditions;
  • Spend a good chunk of the day looking at movement coaching on a single pitch crag to see where everyone’s at;
  • Review key skills such as belaying and abseiling;
  • Return to PYB for tea and cake! 


  • Head to a sport climbing crag and climb on a different rock type;
  • Practice efficient methods of clipping;
  • Introduction to clipsticks and redpointing (practicing a climb before doing it); 
  • Cover the various ways of threading different lower offs; 
  • Return for tea and cake! 


  • Ratio change – split into pairs with one instructor per team;
  • Second multi-pitch climbs with a focus on placing gear and building belays; 
  • Top tips on stance organisation;
  • Use guidebooks;  
  • Tea and cake! 


  • Chat through venue options based on the weather and motivations; 
  • Instructors will fix ropes alongside you as you climb, giving feedback and instilling confidence along the way; 
  • Climbs will be chosen to suit exactly where you’re at;
  • Tea and cake! 


  • Consolidation of everything we’ve covered during the week;
  • Swing leads as a pair on a multipitch route, with an instructor alongside; 
  • Focus on any specific areas you’d like; 
  • Return to PyB for more tea & cake and fond farewells.  

 (Lead climbing poses a significant amount of risk. Attending this course doesn’t guarantee you’ll lead; it’s at the discretion of the instructor after discussion with you, safety is our priority) 

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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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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.