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The art and science of trad lead climbing
August 24, 2019$125
Have you ever wanted to learn how to lead “trad” climbs and not known how to start?
Traditional climbing, or trad climbing, is a style of rock climbing in which a climber places all gear required to protect against falls, and removes it when a pitch is complete.
This is a 1-day introductory traditional lead climbing course run by CCA in conjunction with K7 Adventures. The course is a mix of theory and practical activities to introduce the foundation skills for traditional climbing, such as:
- climbing knots
- modern traditional climbing equipment
- belaying leaders and seconds
- setting up anchors
- placing and removing protective gear
- keeping yourself (and others) safe at the crag.
The course is being run by qualified, experienced Outdoor Recreation Industry instructors from CCA and K7 Adventures.
You will be provided with a gear list for this activity and there will be homework to complete before the course; homework will take about 60 minutes.
The course will take place at White Rocks, a small limestone crag located on the Queanbeyan River within 30 minutes’ drive from the centre of the Canberra CBD.
Participant numbers are limited to 3-6 climbers.