Trad climbing, is a style of rock climbing which a climber places all gear required to protect against falls (Cams and Nuts etc), and removes it when a passage is complete. Trad climbing distinguishes itself from Sport Climbing in which all protection (bolts) and anchor points are permanently installed prior to the climb.
Why Trad Climb?
Trad Climbing is often refer to as the exploration form of climbing, where one do not need to climb a established line. Trad Climbing not only requires physical strength, mental focus is the key to climbing a trad route with good style.
Objectives of the Course
– To equip participants with knowledge of protection placement
– To allow participants to practice Trad climbing in a controlled environment progressively
– To educate participants of the safety involve during Trad climbing
Duration of Course
2 days usually over 1 weekend or 14 hours
Location of Course
Typical location for the course,
– Bukit Takun, KL, Malaysia
– Long Dong, Taipei, Taiwan
– Petchaburi, Bangkok, Thailand
Locations is not limited to the above mention areas and can be the area of your choice if it is already an established crag.
You will need,
-Carabiner and Belaying device
-Sling/ daisy chain
-Bag & water bottle
Air travel and food cost will be arranged by individual. I will take care of land transfer and accommodation.
Preferred group size is between 2-6 pax. Larger groups can be arranged if notified early.
Participants should be confident lead climbers on sports routes of up to 6a.
Participants should also be physically fit and without medical problems as getting to the climbing area usually involves in some trekking.
Participants are advised to get their own travel insurance as there will not be any insurance coverage provided by the instructors.
Participants should also understand that outdoor activities are dependent on weather. In case of inclement weather, the activities will be held in another area(Either indoors or a sheltered rock face)
Participants are required to sign a liability waiver form before starting any activities.
Disclaimer : Rock Climbing can be a dangerous sport. Learning to use traditional gears during the course doesn’t make you a Tommy Caldwell overnight. You will need a lot of progressive training and experience after the course to climb safely on traditional gears.