Our 2-day aid climbing course will provide you with all the fundamentals of aid climbing and big wall climbing. It covers both clean and hammered aid techniques. Thus, we will give you a solid foundation for pursuing your own climbing ambitions.
On the Aid Climbing Course, we will cover the following areas:
- The aid climbing system and how it works
- Clean aid climbing
- Hammered aid climbing
- Marginal gear placements
- Fixing ropes
- Rope care
- Other aid climbing systems
- Hauling, and lowering of bags
If you have always wanted to go and climb a big wall, but unsure where to start. Aid climbing is a specific technique that provides climbers with the ability to get up routes that may be too hard to free climb. This is the perfect place to learn. On the aid climbing course, we will look at different aid climbing systems, i.e. clean aid climbing and hammered aid climbing. We will also look at marginal placements, i.e. skyhooks, cam hooks, beaks and RURP’s, this is the exciting part. It always feels a little disconcerting what you can actually hang on, but impressive at the same time.
On the aid climbing course, we will cover jumaring up a rope. Which is the more efficient way of a second following a route. And lastly, hauling and lowering of haul bags. How to release the bags, what systems to use, and what to do when they get stuck.