Winter Lead Climbing Intro

  • Location Scotland
  • Duration 2 days
  • Price £220.00 per person
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Microadventure
  • Learn new skills

Adventure Highlights

Our Intro to winter lead climbing course is designed to help people take the step to becoming an independent winter climber; we will give you the skills and techniques to become confident competent on climbs around grade II+. We focus on route choice, efficient movement & technique, safe and appropriate anchor selection, rope and stance management, avalanche avoidance; while tackling some classics easier climbs along the way. Some previous winter walking experience is essential, with some rock climbing experience being a bonus for this course. Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axes, harness & helmet is included in the price ✓ Effectively planning your days in the mountains, using weather and avalanche forecasts ✓ Recap of core winter skills, such as efficient use of crampons and ice on approach to climbs ✓ Basic ropework, belaying leader & second, how to attach to multi point anchors with the rope ✓ Retreating from multi-pitch climbs demonstrating the use of a variety of anchors ✓ Coaching on technique and movement for Ice/Mixed terrain ✓ Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice ✓ Use of technical Ice axes and crampons, inc the importance of care and maintenance

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates

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Adventure Details

Day 1

Start time 09:00

We will meet and chat through people's aims for the next few days; we will head out to our first climb. Generally we focus on solid core fundamentals of movement, footwork. During the climb we look at stance management, rope work while keeping this efficient.

Day 2

Today we will tackle another climb while looking at different anchor setups, stance management sand how to retreat if need be.

End time 17:00

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


What's included

  • Guide Fully guided
  • Transportation On-course transport
  • Equipment Equipment supplied by SRW > Crampons > Ice axes > Harness > Helmet > Ropes > Any climbing hardware i.e. slings, carabiners, wires etc > Shovels > Group shelter > First Aid kit > Photos from your course​
  • Other Highly experienced & qualified guide

What you'll need to bring

  • Warm Clothing B2-B3 style boots, Winter walking socks
  • Waterproofs Quality waterproofs i.e. Gore-tex or similar, Hat, waterproof gloves plus spares x 2 minimum
  • Food Lunch
  • Drink Warm drink
  • Other 'Belay' type jacket Rucksack 30-40ltr
    Wicking base layers, top & bottoms Goggles, double clear lens recommended Head torch, plus spare batteries Balaclava and neck gaiter


Strict - Cancel up to 31 days before your adventure to recieve a 75% refund

Cancelling less than 30 days before results in no refund.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Starting point:

Aviemore PH22, UK

Adventure leader

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water