WT100 – come as an improver

Please note the WT100 is now full and we are no longer taking bookings for improver places.

If you’re a competent trad leader, but have only climbed single pitch routes so far, what better time and place to take your skills to the next level than on the Women’s Trad 100 meet in North Wales!  Alongside enthusiastic women climbers, supported by experienced instructors, you can experience the world class multi-pitch climbing of North Wales, including the unique sea-cliffs of Anglesey.

We’re partnering with a group of female MCI instructors who are passionate about climbing and have years of experience between them:

Ali Taylor of Monster climbs |  Emma Warren @walkscrambleclimb | Mandy Glanvill of Women Rock | Rachael Crewsmith  @rachcrewe | Sally Lisle Far Out Pursuits | Vicky Owen  Chockstone Mountaineering

For WT100 they are offering the following courses:

Introduction to Multi-pitch trad climbing  (2 days)

Appropriate to the needs of the group we may cover: guidebook reading, route and weather choice, stance management, changeovers, getting off the crag: scrambling and abseiling, escape and retreat skills.
Required experience:  Single pitch leader able to place gear, build anchors, belay from above and below. Abseiling experience preferred but not essential.
Ratio 1: 2 Cost per person: £200

Introduction to sea-cliff climbing  (1 day)

Appropriate to the needs of the group we may cover: guidebook reading, route and weather choice, tides and swell, stance management, changeovers, hanging belays. Approach: abseil and scrambling, use of prussiks for descent and ascent.
Required experience:  Single pitch leading and competent second. Able to belay a leader. Abseil experience preferred but not essential.
Ratio 1: 2 Cost per person: £100

Problem solving/Rescue Skills (1 day)

This course is likely to cover: tool box check: tying off, escaping the system, prussiking/improvised abseil, pulley systems. Problem solving/scenarios – practical workshop, using your toolbox skills
Required experience:  Single pitch leader able to place gear, build anchors, belay from above and below. Abseiling experience preferred but not essential.
Ratio 1:2 (£100 per person) or 1:3 (£70 per person)

Movement/Head Game (1 day)

Appropriate to the needs of the group we may cover:  movement, route reading and choice, planning, rests, relaxation, psychological techniques e.g., visualisation, breathing techniques and coping strategies.
Required experience:  Single pitch leading and competent second. Able to belay a leader. Abseil experience preferred but not essential.
Ratio: 1:2 Cost per person: £100

Course timetable

Any course with a ratio of 1:1 will cost £200 per person per day.

If there’s high demand, more courses can be added.  If you have something in particular you’re keen to learn, or a skill or experience you’re looking for, please get in touch via pc100@pinnacleclub.co.uk as a bespoke course could be created.

To apply for a place as an improver, first fill out the application form. If we’re able to offer you a place (numbers are limited!) then we’ll send details of how to book your course. We’ll hold your place open until we’ve received confirmation that you’ve booked your course.

If the event is cancelled, you will get a full refund. If you cancel and the instructors can fill your place on the course, you will get a full refund. If you cancel with less than 14 days’ notice and the instructors can’t fill your place you will not receive a refund unless there are extenuating circumstances.