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Learning to lead

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, In : Adventure report 
Learn to lead course in November - sometimes it seems like the sun always shines on Gower!
Two days spent looking at movement on rock, rope work, placing protection and building belays.
13 pitches climbed, including their first  multipitch route East Ridge, what a great weekend...



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Damp learn to lead course

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, In : Adventure report 
Damp day on a learn to lead course, lots of skills covered and even a couple of routes led. British summer upped the challenge but these guys stepped up well. Now you just need to get our and practice...

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Learn to lead day 2

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Courses 
Day two of a "Learn to Lead" climbing course on Gower in South Wales. Multi-pitch skills and Abseiling were covered, as well as 8 pitches of climbing. There two can head off on their own now - happy climbing!


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Learning to Lead climb in South Wales

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Thursday, April 16, 2015, In : Updates 

Sunshine and warm rock - what more could you ask for?
Today was spent at Box Bay near Bridgend in South Wales on day 1 of a 2 day Learn to Lead course for climbing.
We looked at gear placement, ropework, planning and building belays - everything you need to stay safe and climb well.

Tomorrow is an improvers course - another day in the sunshine climbing rock - thank you  Mr Weatherman!

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Its Summer Time!

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Thursday, April 2, 2015, In : Updates 
Summer time is here, even if its just lighter evenings to start with. 
Busy with walking groups and meetings about the outdoors, looking forward to more climbing and rock courses so get in touch is you want to learn to lead on Gower or in South Wales
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Learn to lead in The Valleys

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Thursday, March 5, 2015, In : Adventure report 
Great day out teaching the skills needed to lead rock climbs outdoors. 
We covered preparation, placing protection, building belays and seconding skills, all in one busy day.



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Indoors to out - A climbing transition

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Saturday, November 1, 2014, In : Courses 
 Most people start out climbing indoors, its warm and dry and safe(ish) all year round. You don't need much kit and there's always someone on hand to give advice if you need it. But its just the tip of the climbing iceberg - making the move to climbing outside opens the door to climbing in spectacular places at home and abroad, you just need a little more kit and a few more skills.

Last week I ran a "Moving Outside" day on the beautiful Gower peninsular, teaching all you need to know about saf...
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Leraning to Lead

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, In : Adventure report 


This could be you - Learning to lead climb in North Wales.
Gain the skills and confidence to become an independent rock climber

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Back in Wales and back on the rock!

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, In : Adventure report 

Well i'm back from another success expedition to Peru and have hit the ground running with a busy week rock climbing.
The highlight has been a leading course with 13 year old Catrin who ticked 5 leads in a day from S to HVS!
Keep an eye on that one, I think she'll go far...

Today was more of a wet one but we still had fun with the lads from london, climbing and abseiling with occasional views of the Brecon Beacons National Park in between the showers.

With the summer coming to an end its time to ...

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