Big Wall Climbing Courses

Big Wall Climbing & Aid Climbing Courses

Ever fancied Big Wall Climbing but not sure where to start? It’s pretty daunting stepping out and Aid Climbing on your first Big Wall, but once learnt, the skills will enable you to go to some awe inspiring places! The skills necessary for Big Wall Climbing and Aid Climbing are vast, and a deep understating of them vital for a safe and successful ascent… On a Big Wall Climbing and Aid Climbing course with us we might look at the following:

  • Aid Climbing lead systems
  • Seconding/stripping Aid leads on different terrains
  • Hauling systems
  • Big Wall and Aid Climbing specific kit
  • Ascending fixed lines
  • Descending with Haul bags, past knots etc
  • Portaledge set ups and living on The Wall
  • Stance management
  • Problem solving

How much we can cover and in what detail depends on your prior experience and the amount of time you spend with us. The skills for Big Wall and Aid Climbing are so vast and varied¬†it’ll take more than a lifetime to learn – so come and kick start your Big Wall Climbing and Aid Climbing aspirations with us!

Learn Big Wall and Aid Climbing skills to get you places like this! Salathe Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite.

Learn Big Wall Climbing and Aid Climbing skills to get you places like this! Salathe Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite.

Aid Climbing on Washington Column, an ideal first Big Wall, Yosemite...

Aid Climbing on Washington Column, an ideal first Big Wall, Yosemite…

Why come on a Big Wall and Aid Climbing Course with us?

Alongside holding the UKs highest rock climbing Instructor award, and being a full and active member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, we are passionate and active climbers. Most importantly we have climbed many Big Walls, from Yosemite to the Alps, Dolomites and Verdon Gorge. Draw on our experience to kick start you Big Wall Climbing career!

 Portaledge below Salathe Head Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite. The epicentre of Big Wall Climbing!

Portaledge below Salathe Head Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite. The epicentre of Big Wall Climbing!

Location: The Sea Cliffs of Pembrokeshire

Prerequisites: You must be a competent trad lead climber

Dates: On request

Cost: £180 per day, up to 4 people

Seconding on a traverse on Leaning Tower, Yosemite - a vital Big Wall and Aid Climbing Skill to learn...

Seconding on a traverse on Leaning Tower, Yosemite – a vital Big Wall and Aid Climbing Skill to learn…

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