Ilkley Adventure Festival - Trad climbing workshop with John Proctor


An intro to trad climbing techniques, ethics and equipment

Join us at Alpkit Ilkley on October 22nd for a day on Yorkshire gritstone. Spend the day learning about the history, techniques and ethics of trad climbing, led by local climbing legend John Proctor.

Want to increase your skills and knowledge of traditional climbing? Take what you've learnt at the climbing wall and put it into practice on the grit! John Proctor, a local climbing legend and qualified climbing instructor, will be leading a day of learning and climbing.

The day will be split into two main sessions, in the morning John will cover an introduction to trad climbing including;

  • Ethics
  • History
  • Equipment
  • A look at a modern climbing equipment , functions and good practices.

  • In the afternoon session;

  • Focus on gritstone technique
  • Have a go at rock climbing!
  • Movement on rock and climbing style
  • Equipment use and safety

  • If you have your own equipment please bring it all along with you, if you require gear such as harness & helmets etc please get in contact either via the store (details below) or via John on instagram - @big_friend_academy
    01943 597577

    The session will run from 10am - 5pm on October 22nd. Starting out at the Alpkit Ilkley store.

    Tickets are available through eventbrite below