/ Trad Lead Course - Any Recommendations?

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robbo99 - on 03 Jan 2013
Can anyone recommend a company/individual in the UK that teaches trad lead?

There seem to be a few bigger players in the market but i'd be just as happy linking up with someone who knows what they're doing, is enthusiastic and of course happy to teach.

(I'm leading 6b sport at blacknor and winspit, but desperate to learn trad, proper rope management, rescue skills and ultimately get access to bigger and scarier terrain)

Cheers and happy new year
jezb1 - on 03 Jan 2013
In reply to robbo99: You based down South?

Contact Eddy - http://www.dorset-adventures.co.uk/
robbo99 - on 03 Jan 2013
In reply to jezb1: yep East London cheers for the link
RichardP - on 03 Jan 2013
In reply to robbo99:
> Can anyone recommend a company/individual in the UK that teaches trad lead?
>
> There seem to be a few bigger players in the market but i'd be just as happy linking up with someone who knows what they're doing, is enthusiastic and of course happy to teach.
>

I Joined Bremex 25 years ago
about 24 years ago Tony Halliwell taught me about ropework with regards to both rock climbing and winter mountaineering
I met him again a few months ago and saw him teach a lead climbing course on Stanage in November

here are his contact details and qualifications

http://cms.mountain-training.org/Public/PublicProfile.aspx?id=149




Ragingpossum on 04 Jan 2013
In reply to robbo99: I did the learning to lead course at Plas Y Brenin two years ago and they were really good. The course leader varied what was taught to suit individuals aims and prior experience. The basic course syllabus also covers the necessary skills to climb on multi-pitch routes, sea cliffs and look after your second in rescue situations. I simply cannot recommend it enough.

http://www.pyb.co.uk/courses-detail-iris2.php?coursecode=RCC09
B Ffitch - on 04 Jan 2013
In reply to robbo99: Go to 'The Association of Mountaineering Instructors' - http://www.ami.org.uk they have a 'find an instructor'

hope that helps
Ciderslider - on 04 Jan 2013
In reply to robbo99: I can thoroughly recommend a guy called Jez (ukc name Jezb1).
He runs JB mountain skills, he's a top bloke, so if you want a really good day out with a really experienced/solid climber and a really good laugh.
Based in Wales now but I think he still does stuff down Swanage way
Ugly Kid Jo on 04 Jan 2013
In reply to robbo99: I can recommend Rob Keet - http://www.touchtherock.com/ he does bespoke courses all over the country but is based in the South.
robbo99 - on 04 Jan 2013
In reply to robbo99: Massive thank you to all of you
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Lou Ansell - on 19 Jan 2013
In reply to robbo99:

Hey Robbo

Happy New Year to you too. Vixon Climbing http://vixon-climbing.com are based on Dartmoor and provide bespoke 1:1 coaching in sport and trad climbing. They'd undoubtedly be able to help you out.

Get in touch.

Louise

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