Traditional climbing
A climber placing 'trad' gear on a route in Pembroke - South Wales

Traditional climbing

An introduction to 'trad'

'Traditional' climbing is where the majority of the equipment used to protect the leader is placed as they climb, whereas in 'sport' climbing the gear is in situ (mostly bolts).

Our team of professional climbers provide a thorough introduction to traditional climbing, including advice for beginners, preparation, risk assessment, kit, racking and grading. Let the psyche begin!