Trad Climbing Falling Workshop


1 day

Wye Valley or Peak District

£120 per person

2023 DATES
15 September - Wye Valley (Fully booked)

If you have a group of 3 or 6, contact us, and we will arrange a workshop to suit your availability

People On Mountain

As Wolfgang Güllich said, “The brain is the most important muscle for climbing”.  We need to train our mind as much as we need to train our physical being.  Here we have a book on CLIMBING PSYCHOLOGY which gives you a structure and explanation as to what happens and what we can do to train our minds.


Course details

Our trad climbing falling workshop is for the competent trad climber, who is looking to grow in confidence in their own gear placement judgement.


On the trad climbing falling workshop, we will cover the following areas:

  • Equipment
  • The forces involved in climbing/falling
  • Strength of equipment, and how this translates to real life examples
  • Protection (selection and placements)
  • Understanding route grading and route selection
  • Ways to reduce forces on equipment
  • Look at bomber gear, and marginal gear
  • And of course, real life falling on trad gear


Our experienced instructors will choose the right location as a learning environment, with the right amount of challenge.  We generally climb on single pitch crags for this course.


The trad climbing falling workshop is 1 day long, and is run in the Wye Valley or Forest of Dean (Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire), or The Peak District. The client-to-instructor ratio does not exceed 3:1 or 6:1, depending on the location, to ensure that we can give you our fullest attention.  For the course to run, we need a minimum of 3 clients per workshop.

All of our courses are tailored to suit your availability and experience, considering any individual needs and fitness levels.


Course Location

Wye Valley, Forest of Dean (Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire), or the Peak District.  But we are happy to run these at a location anywhere in the UK.



We will discuss any specific kit requirements with you when you make a booking.


Minimum Requirements

Our trad climbing falling workshop is suitable for anyone that can lead climb or second up to level S/HS or above. If in doubt about whether the course is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  If you do not climb S/HS, and would like to attend the workshop, please feel free to contact us and have a chat.

Typical Trad Climbing Falling Workshop Layout


You will learn everything you need to know about good gear placements.  We would look at a whole host of different pieces of protection/placements, from passive to active, from bomber to marginal.  We will talk about the forces involved in climbing and falling, and explain how these transfer to real life.  And what we can put in place to reduce these forces.  We will also explain how route selection influences how safe or scary a route can feel.  And of course, we will do some falling on trad gear, safely.


If you are unsure whether the trad climbing falling workshop is suitable for you, please do not hesitate to contact us on or call us on 07775 853 348, and we would be happy to help.

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