Snowdonia Rock Climbing Courses

Learning to Lead Climb Week 10th -14th May 2010

This course is design to teach you the essential skills and techniques required to lead on traditional leader placed protection in the UK, and beyond. During the week we will cover movement technique on rock, placing runners, making belays, reading guidebook, and the tactics for efficient lead climbing.

Cost £500 – Non-residential only. 1 to 2 ratio

Performance Rock Climbing Coaching Week 24th – 28th May 2010

This course is for people who have already been lead climbing, and have reach a plateaux and need to find a way to move through the grades. Ideally you will have led severe graded climbs or harder, and during the week we will look at finding your weaknesses and choosing routes that will help you to develop your tactics, technique, confidence and become a more efficient climber.

Cost £500 – Non-residential only. 1 to 2 ratio

The Complete Climber Weekend Workshop 29th – 30th May 2010

This weekend workshop looks at developing all aspect of your climbing through series of workshops that on the Saturday will help you to develop the technical skills of good footwork, balance and body position, along with some ropework. The Sunday look at developing the mental skills that climbers require for success.

Cost £150 – Non-residential only. 1 to 6 Ratio

Big Wall Climbing Workshop 17th – 18th April 2010

Learn the essential skills and techniques for big wall climbing, in places like Yosemite.


Private Guiding and Coaching – Throughout 2010

As well as set course we also run private guiding and instruction. These course can last any length of time and can include any number of routes like the Gogarth classic, Dream of White Horses or the iconic British sea stack The Old Man of Hoy. Alternatively you might want to have a personal coach on your next European sports climbing holiday. What these day will get you is straight to the heart of some of the best routes in North Wales and beyond, whilst at the same time learning how to climb harder and safer than ever before.

About Snowdonia Mountain Guides

Snowdonia Mountain Guides is run by Mark Reeves, a qualified Mountaineering instructor with over 10 years experience of teaching rock climbing in Snowdonia. As well as the Mountain Instructor Award, Mark has also attended several courses aimed at his continual professional development, including the BMC Fundementals and LTAD2: Learning to Training Workshops, The Plas Y Brenin Coaching Processes for Mountain Instructors Course, and most recently complete a Two Year Part-time Msc in Applied Sport Science, looking at the physiological and psychological demands of performance rock climbing and effective way to coach climbing. In the past five years as well as these academic and practical coaching courses, Mark has acriued hundreds of days experience of teaching rock climbing at various level for Plas Y Brenin, as well as performed to a very high standard on Rock, leading up to E5.

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