Trad Climbing Course in Sweden

Learn led climbing on traditional belays. With the knowledge to place and climb on wedges and belays (friends), the door opens to lots of fine climbing all over the world.

The course gives you a red card (if you don't already have it)

This means that this course also gives you the knowledge to climb "lead" on sport climbing, i.e. bolted climbing tours.


This is the course for those who have climbed a bit before. You already have a green card and have done some top rope climbing. Many who take this course also have a red card and have climbed indoor or outdoor routes on bolted routes.


During these 2 fully-fed days, you will learn to climb wedges and comb belays so that you can independently climb routes secured with traditional belays.


This course follows the Swedish Climbing Association's standards for continuation courses.



Course content

• Quick review/knowledge check:

- Build stand and top rope anchor

- Rock climbing technique

- Construction of belay anchor and belay


Training and practice:

- Placement of different types of wedges and how we assess whether they fit well

- Placement of different types of comb fuses and how we assess whether they fit well

- First-man work on wedge-secured joints

- Build your own anchors with wedges and combs

- To effectively and safely provide belay to the climber


Other/ introduction to:

- Easier Aid climbing

- Easier Buddy Rescue



Course objectives

The goal of the course is to give you the skills to independently climb routes secured with traditional belays.


Who should participate?

You who have climbed some outdoors, and/or indoors, on top rope and want to develop further so that you can lead climb on traditional belays.


Previous knowledge

You must be able to handle all basic techniques such as stand position, rope team work and more. Your personal skill does not have to be very high when it comes to free climbing, but you can easily climb grade 4 routes as a first person.



The course is given at several different cliffs around Sweden. See the list of upcoming course dates to find a cliff near you.


The courses in Stockholm are usually given at Vårdberget and Grönbrink. But sometimes also on other cliffs, you will receive more information in an email after booking.


Normally we are in Stockholm. But for groups, we can also book a course in Gothenburg, Bohuslän



Collection before course

We gather in a place that can be reached by public transport.

If you want, you can come directly to the rock with your own car. Your instructor will provide more information about the meeting place when you book.



Loan of all the equipment you need is included.


You probably have your own equipment and then of course you use it because knowing your own equipment is an important part. However, all equipment needed during the course is included if you are missing something.



Student discount and lower price on weekdays

Most often, the courses are given 2 days after each other, eg Saturday-Sunday. But for those of you who can take the course on weekdays, we give a discount and the courses on weekdays cost SEK 3150 per person.

Please use the form if you have any questions or want us to contact you.