Training: How to climb VS/HVS


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Event Type

This course is for those who have got some trad experience under their belt and want to refine their skills to help them progress to higher grades such as VS or HVS.

Prerequisite Skills: At least 5 trad leads with 3 at S or above and indoor leading at around 6a.

Course Content:

  • Efficient gear placements
  • Climbing pace and flow
  • Coaching for controlled technique and static climbing movement
  • Advanced belaying for traditional climbing
  • Managing leader falls
  • Rope and runner management
  • Mind management and keeping control

Equipment required: Harness, helmet, belay device, trad rack.

This course will be lead by professional instructor Tim Miller. It will be held in Swanage and will be an all day event, so please be prepared for any weather and bring your own food and drink for the day with you.

A note on availability: This course is 1:2 ratio – two climbers per instructor. Initially it is being advertised for 2 people, but if you are interested to do it and it’s fully booked already, please do contact the club and we can look at opening more spaces with either adding instructors or opening for more dates.

Tim will be in touch prior to the event to confirm times and venue.

Cancellation policy: If you can no longer attend this session, there are often a number of other people who would like to attend; please let the training secretary know that you can no longer attend the session, and we will be able to help you publicise this to others in the club. Please note that you are responsible for arranging your replacement. You can find more information on the club’s policy on refunds and the reasons for these policies here: Club Policies & Guidance


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