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ClimbingQTs The Art of Traditional Climbing

The Art of Traditional Climbing (3 Days)

Want to get away from the queues and chaos of sport climbing?  This 3 day course gives you the lowdown on the art of single pitch traditional climbing (using removable gear like cams and wires), from gear selection and placement to belaying, anchor set-up and advanced safety tips.


Designed and run specifically for ClimbingQTs members! In order to get the most out of it you need skills in line with the completion of:

  • Indoor to Outdoor Conversion (Introduction to Single Pitch Sport Lead Climbing)
  • Multi-Pitch Climbing
  • Your instructor will call you before the course to ask you about your experience, interests, abilities and aspirations and make sure that this course is the right one for you.

Please contact us if you are close but don’t quite have the prerequisites – we can potentially look at a bridging day in the lead up to the Trad course

3 Days $150 per person incl GST (Discounted from $825 – the rest is funded through the ClimbingQTs)

This course will enable you to:

  •   Access, lead and belay traditional climbs
  •   Confidently place, assess and remove trad gear
  •   Assess and utilise natural features like threads, bollards and chocks
  •   Build multi-point anchors using natural and removable gear, ropes, slings and cordelettes
  •   Recognise specific trad climbing hazards and address them

For more information

Course Outline

What’s provided:

  • Free download of full course notes
  • Pre-course chat with your instructor
  • All personal climbing equipment*
  • Climbing hardware (ropes, draws, cams, wires, hexes and lots more)
  • Course completion certificate (by request)

What you need:

  • Transport to the crag. Locations vary, but most courses are within a 20 minute drive from Blackheath, Blue Mountains. Transport options are available on request
  • Lunch

* We encourage you to bring your own climbing shoes, harness and any other climbing equipment you have.  If you don’t have anything, no worries, we can fit you out from scratch.

When you book we will send you more information about where and when we meet and what to bring.

Want to get started?