A private guiding service - experience Lake District Classic Rock and let us take you into some stunning places

Instructor Ratio: 1:2

1 person: £185

2 people: £105pp

Enquire for additional instructors, adhering to our ratios


What is classic rock?

Classic rock is a series of climbs listed throughout the UK and are detailed in Ken Wilsons' hard back book 'Classic Rock'

These routes gain a classic status or merit due to their sheer quality or their significance on the first ascent. 

The Lake District is host to 12 classic rock routes.  These range from the VD-VS grade range and therefore are amenable and accessible to all climbers. 

We can choose routes and crags that are close to the road, beginner friendly & easier, or we can go for a mountain day and have an adventure high in the fells; on a mountain crag where we are following in the footsteps of pioneers. 

Examples of classic rock routes:

  • Little Chamonix (Shpherd's Crag)

  • Troutdale Pinnacle (Black Crag)

  • Needle Ridge (The Napes)

  • Napes Needle (The Napes)

  • Ash Tree Slabs (Gimmer Crag)

  • New West Climb (Pillar Rock)

  • C Route (Dow Crag)

  • Moss Ghyll Grooves (Scafell Crag) 

From Scafell, to Pillar and even Great Gable; these routes are the best the Lakes has to offer a rock climber! 

Get in touch to discuss your booking; for ideas, for advice and recommendations!

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  • A qualified Mountaineering Instructor 

  • Affiliated with AMI & Mountain Training Association 

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • Technical equipment 

  • Professional coaching & instruction

  • A private trip - just you and your group


1:2 Ratio - 2 people per 1 instructor

Safety is paramount so no more than 2 people per 1 instructor in technical terrain.


A party larger than 2 will require multiple instructors - we can supply instructors adhering to our ratios - please enquire.



No experience necessary

We can teach you how to wear your harness and how to safely tie in

We will take the day at your pace and build on any prior knowledge or current skillset

We can run the day in line with your experiences and skillset and tailor the day for you. 


All technical equipment is provided. 

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

Harness & Helmet provided but

you can bring your own

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have your own rock shoes


Our venues are carefully selected and tailored to get the most out of the programme. 

We can select venues close to your accommodation where possible.

We regularly use the Langdale & Borrowdale valleys or any of the listed locations above.

Please use the book now button to make an enquiry for a guided day and check our availability to book a day with LDM

This day is bespoke and can run on any date - subject to instructor availability 

Please enquire for additional instructors - 1:2 ratio for safety in this terrain 

We may be able run at 1:3 in some scenarios

For further information and enquiries, please use the contact form 

Needle Ridge
Needle Ridge

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New West Climb
New West Climb

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Shepherd's Crag
Shepherd's Crag

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Needle Ridge
Needle Ridge

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We look forward to hearing from you and working towards your mountaineering ambitions and helping to achieve your goals. 

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