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The art and science of trad lead climbing

August 24, 2019

Trad climber placing gear

nutHave 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.

Trad climbing gear

Trad climbing gear


August 24, 2019
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Brian Mattick
0418 633 157


White Rocks
White Rocks
Karabar, NSW 2620 Australia
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