Expand your climbing horizons!

Our Lead climbing Course is your next step in climbing development once you have safely mastered top-rope skills. If you are top-roping comfortably at grade 5+ and are confident in top-rope belaying and rope work, you should consider learning to lead climb.

Whilst it might seem daunting, climbing between quickdraws, clipping your own rope as you go, our Learn to Lead climbing course teaches you all the skills you need to be a safe lead climber and belayer over three 2 hour sessions; ensuring that all the safety skills have been well-learnt before you head out on your own.

In the Learn to Lead Course you will learn about:

- Clipping safely

- Lead belaying

- Principles of lead climbing & equipment use

- Body positioning and efficient climbing

- Developing your overall climbing technique


The three 2-hour sessions cost £80 per person, with a 15% discount for participants off a rope & rope bag at the on-site RockShop, to ensure you can make the most of your new skills straight away!

Book Your Learn to Lead Course Now

Please ensure you have read the recommended prerequisites for a Learn to Lead.

Kirklees Active Leisure handle all the bookings for Huddersfield Climbing Centre via the Leisure Centre booking office, who can be contacted on

01484 766269