Learn to sport climb in Portland
This course is for intermediate to experienced climbers, looking to learn more about sport climbing. On this Portland course you will learn to lead on bolts well within your comfort zone. During the day you will cover topics such as cliff access, clipping bolts, and threading the anchors. The aim of this course is that by the end of the day you will be an independent sport climber. Previous climbing experience is required.
If you would like your own date then the rate will be a private guiding course.
What is sport climbing?
Since making its Olympic debut in 2020, sport climbing has taken off in popularity. Different to trad (traditional) climbing, sport climbing uses permanent anchors in which a rope is then attached. Sport climbing routes are typically shorter than trad, and focus more on physical challenges.
To ‘lead’ a sport climb is to ascend a route with a rope tied to the climber’s harness, and with the loose end handled by a belayer.
Some key information
- Cost for an open course- £60.00 per person
- Cost for a private day out-1 person per day= £195.00/ 2 people= £110.00 per person per day- Total £220.00
- 7 hours instructor time
- Location – Portland
- Group size: 1-6 people
- 1st July 2023 (Open course rate- £60.00 per person)
- 5th August 2023 (Open course rate- £60.00 per person)
- If you would like your own date then the rate will be a private guiding course
My partner and I would highly recommend booking a course with Eddy. He taught us how to sport climb outdoors on the Island of Portland. Eddy asked us what we wanted to get out of the session and learn by the end of the day, and he planned it accordingly. Eddy took every opportunity to explain and teach us things.
He had very clear communication prior to the course so we knew what to expect and what to bring. We found a lot of useful information, including training videos on his website. We felt comfortable and safe throughout and it was clear that Eddy was responding to our skills/needs throughout to ensure we got the most out of the session.
We would highly recommend booking a training course with Eddy – we learnt loads and it was really fun!
If the above dates don’t work for you, then book direct on a private course! We offer private courses for up to 6 people on your chosen date. Book online here.