Climbing in Spain – Multi-Pitch Course
This course is for those who have previously attended a course at Compass West or can second severe standard (4+) rock climbs.
The course starts with our usual basic introductory program of checking your ability to tie knots, belay and basic rock climbing. From here on it is a week of gradually increasing the length of rock climbs you will do, and assessing your ability to complete them.
During the week one half- day session on self rescue practice is included, and an in depth session on using leader placed gear. The length of routes undertaken during this week can vary between 100 meters to 4-500 meters. It really depends on the ability of you and fellow course members. Wherever possible, students are again encouraged to lead routes, but only if they wish and we think it is prudent to do so, students should respect our judgment of their abilities as their safety is our priority.
One night may also be spent away from the school in a bivouac (Not on the rock face, but at the base of the mountain route). This week can be joined to any of our other courses to make a two week climbing program.