5 Day Rock Leaders Course


The Rock Leader’s Course is designed for climbers interested in what it takes to be an independent rock climber and learn the necessary skills to keep themselves and others safe in single and multi-pitch environments. The course is structured so you become as self-sufficient as quickly as possible, covering traditional climbing equipment, anchor selection and construction, belaying techniques, abseiling and self-protection as well as climbing technique to help you improve as a climber.

All climbing will be focused on single pitch crags with some multi pitch climbing, however, climbers will learn skills involved with multi pitch climbing. The course will leave you wanting to go further and progress as a climber.

Venue selection is between Hells Gate National Park and Lukenya, depending on which area is most convenient for the group. We tend to favour Lukenya for its good single pitch crags and connection to the Mountain Club of Kenya (MCK).

Areas Covered

  • Traditional Equipment
  • Climbing movement and techniques
  • Rope work skills
  • Abseiling
  • Anchor selection and construction
  • Top rope set up
  • Belay techniques
  • Route choice and route finding
  • Lead climbing skills

Equipment list

  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Sports clothing and footwear
  • Day sack
  • Drinks bottle
  • Waterproofs

Please feel free to bring along any climbing equipment you may have already.


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