As Wolfgang Güllich famously said, “The brain is the most important muscle for climbing”. Therefore, we must prioritize training our minds alongside our physical conditioning. Consequently, we offer a book on CLIMBING PSYCHOLOGY, providing a structured explanation of mental training methods and their effects on climbing performance.

Transitioning to our trad climbing falling workshop, it caters to competent trad climbers seeking to bolster confidence in their gear placement judgement.


1 day.


Wye Valley or Peak District.


£130 per person
Groups of 3 or 6, contact us.

Dates 2024

Peak District – 19 July 2024 (Fully Booked)

Contact us if none of the dates suit your availability.


If you are unsure whether this to course is suitable for you. Please contact us – info@riseandsummit.co.uk or call 07775 853 348. We will be happy to help. Or visit our useful information section here.


You will learn everything you need to know about good gear placements.  We would look at a whole host of different pieces of protection/placements, from passive to active, from bomber to marginal.  We will talk about the forces involved in climbing and falling, and explain how these transfer to real life.  And what we can put in place to reduce these forces.  We will also explain how route selection influences how safe or scary a route can feel.  And of course, we will do some falling on trad gear, safely.

If you are unsure whether the trad climbing falling workshop is suitable for you, please do not hesitate to contact us on info@riseandsummit.co.uk or call us on 07775 853 348, and we would be happy to help.


Our trad climbing falling workshop is for the competent trad climber, who is looking to grow in confidence in their own gear placement judgement.

On the trad climbing falling workshop, we will cover the following areas:

  • Equipment
  • The forces involved in climbing/falling
  • Strength of equipment, and how this translates to real life examples
  • Protection (selection and placements)
  • Understanding route grading and route selection
  • Ways to reduce forces on equipment
  • Look at bomber gear, and marginal gear
  • And of course, real life falling on trad gear

Our experienced instructors will choose the right location as a learning environment, with the right amount of challenge.  We generally climb on single pitch crags for this course.


The trad climbing falling workshop is 1 day long, and is run in the Wye Valley or Forest of Dean (Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire), or The Peak District. The client-to-instructor ratio does not exceed 3:1 or 6:1, depending on the location, to ensure that we can give you our fullest attention.  For the course to run, we need a minimum of 3 clients per workshop.

All of our courses are tailored to suit your availability and experience, considering any individual needs and fitness levels.


Wye Valley, Forest of Dean (Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire), or the Peak District.  But we are happy to run these at a location anywhere in the UK.


We will discuss any specific kit requirements with you when you make a booking.


Our trad climbing falling workshop is suitable for anyone that can lead climb or second up to level S/HS or above. If in doubt about whether the course is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  If you do not climb S/HS, and would like to attend the workshop, please feel free to contact us and have a chat.

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PLEASE NOTE: Selection of dates is ‘preferred only’. We will only take payment once dates have been agreed. Upon agreement we will only then collect payment. Please contact us with any questions:

info@riseandsummit.co.uk | 07775 853 348.