Get the buzz from reaching the top!


  • Suitable for climbers age 18+.

  • Comprehensive introduction to lead climbing.

  • 4 hours of instruction with 2x 2 hour sessions.

  • Price includes climbing centre entry fees.

You should be a confident top rope climber and belayer before enrolling on this course – feel free to speak to a member of staff if you are uncertain.


£80/ person
  • Minimum age 18
  • 4 hours of instruction

If you’ve mastered belaying and developed a head for heights by top rope climbing, then the next step to progress your climbing is by learning how to lead climb.

This type of climbing is considered a more exciting and satisfying way to climb and will provide you with the opportunity to use the more overhanging walls at Beacon that are not accessible on a top rope.

Our Lead Climbing Intro course will get you started, introducing you to lead climbing gently and building confidence in your approach as the course progresses. The comprehensive syllabus includes everything you need to know and covers both the skills and psychological preparations required for lead climbing.


Still unsure? Read what our customers are writing about us!

Myself and my housemate shared in both a Taster Session and the Learn to Climb Course – and loved it! The quality of the routes as well as the variety is truly excellent. Beacon serves novices and experienced climbers alike, with a lovely atmosphere and top-quality staff members. Our instructors took us through the course, answered all questions and walked us through the basics. They made the entire experience so fun and have turned two gals into Spiderman impersonators – many thanks lads!
Every single penny was well spent. Our course instructor was patient, funny, but above all full of knowledge and made me and my climbing partner feel totally at ease. No question was stupid and all were well answered. After the 8 hrs it took me to complete the course I am now confident enough and skilled enough to go to Beacon. Seriously if you’re after a new hobby or just want the confidence to get up the climbs, take the Learn to Climb Course. It will be the best cash you’ll ever spend. Thanks Beacon!
Myself and my partner went to Beacon to do the full training course to learn how to climb and belay. And it was one of the best experiences we have had. Our instructor was fantastic with a great attitude. She was so helpful and went over all the information with easy to follow examples. She also helped me personally with my fear of heights and trusting the equipment. Also the course came with a great deal at the end – 1 month of free climbing! Overall we will 100% be coming back and are telling others about our experience.

I signed up for the Learn to Climb Course (8 hours over 2 days) as I had wanted to try climbing for ages but had no one to go with. There were 10 people on the course and 2 instructors, both of whom were brilliant. I was pretty nervous and intimidated going in, but was instantly at ease. I was scared of being rubbish and making a total fool of myself, but really enjoyed every minute and was instantly put at ease by the friendly and patient instructors and vibe of the place. I learnt so much and can’t wait to go back to give it another go. Highly recommend.