Learn2Lead Course – Janauary 2020

Mt Arapiles/Djurite 22 Jan 2020 — 27 Jan 2020

A VCC Learn2Lead Course has been organised at short notice for late January 2020. The course will run at Mt Arapiles/Djurite from Wednesday 22nd – Monday 27th January, 2020. There are only FOUR places on this course. This course has been organised so that climbers with time in January can complete one of these courses. The course dates overlap with the long weekend.

The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb using natural protection, have fun and get home safely:

·       Exclusive to VCC members

·       6 days qualified instruction

·       All equipment, including trad gear, provided

·       Only 4 participants are on the course.


What you will learn:

·       Lead climbing using natural protection

·       Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff

·       Multi-pitch considerations

·       Protecting the second.

Course pre-requisites:

·       You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors

·       You must be a current VCC member.

Total cost: $880 per person, including GST.

Note: Parks Victoria Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles, Food and Transport are not included in this price.

The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider. Trad climbing gear is provided for participants without their own rack.

Contact Michael O’Reilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. There are only 4 places available on any Learn2Lead Course. Your place on the course will only be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable and non-transferrable $280 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made as soon as 4 participants are confirmed.



Photos: Michael’s trad rack and a hex placement.






Contact: Michael O'Reilly

Not sure if you’re novice, intermediate or advanced? Find your level or contact the trip leader.