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

Instructor Ratio: 1:2

Price per day

1 person - £190

2 people - £210 (£105pp)



What is classic rock?

Classic rock is a series of climbs listed throughout the UK. 


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

These routes are detailed in Ken Wilson's hard back book; Classic Rock.

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 or easier, or we can go for a mountain day and have an adventure high in the fells; on a mountain crag and following in the footsteps of pioneers. 

Examples of classic rock routes:

Little Chamonix

Troutdale Pinnacle

Needle Ridge 

Ash Tree Slabs 

New West Climb 

C Route 

Moss Ghyll Grooves 

From Scafell, to Pillar and even Great Gable; these routes have it all! 

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 & Winter Mountain Leader

  • 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


Beneficial if you can wear and fit a harness correctly

Tie a rethreaded figure of eight knot

(we can teach you this)

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

ideally you will have 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.


This is a private and bespoke service. 


Contact us for private and bespoke sessions - we can run this service on any date through the summer [April-September]


 We are happy to discuss your ideas and tailor a programme for you

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cancellation policy

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.