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To advance the skill level of our members and ensure our members practise safe climbing, we organise a number of instruction courses throughout the year.


Dates and times will be sent out via the club mailing list.

All of the courses offered through AURAC are organised by volunteers who give their time freely.  Although every effort is made to make the courses as safe as possible, participants undertake courses at their own risk and AURAC takes no responsibility for any accidents that may occur, although this is unlikely.

There is no prerequisite for our regular courses and they can be done in any order. The regular courses are:



Here we show you how to abseil, a generally important skill to have especially when climbing outdoors. Abseiling helps reduce wear on ropes when it comes to getting down from a climb since being lowered down wears the ropes quickly. In some cases, it is the only means of getting down from a climb!



The anchor setting course covers the setting of climbing anchors for top ropes etc., equalising anchors on multiple attachment points, and incorporating backups into your anchor.



This will teach you how to lead climb and lead belay. Given that this is a reasonably demanding skill, you’ll need to be a proficient and safe climber to attend this course. The lead course is usually run over a weekend at an outdoor location. 

Depending on availability of instructors, we also run additional advanced courses, such as multi-pitch climbing and trad climbing.


If you have any queries, please contact our Instructions Officer.

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