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Learning to rock climb

rock climbing 

intro to climbing

Beginner climbing day.  Perfect for groups and families or even individuals looking for an experience on rock; we will show you the basics of rock climbing/abseiling, such as tying in, belaying and climbing movement.

This day is delivered by a mountain professionals that are affiliated with the Association of Mountaineering Instructors

GUIDING PRICES - Full Day

1 person: £210

2 people: £240 

 

3 or more: 100pp - based on a full day

£50pp based on a half day

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This session offers an exciting introduction to rock climbing, suitable for beginners with little to no prior climbing experience. Participants will learn basic climbing techniques, safety procedures, and have the opportunity to scale real rock surfaces under the guidance of experienced instructors. 

WHATS ON OFFER?

Choose from the following:

TASTER SESSION - HALF DAY (9:00am-1:00pm) 

Perfect for groups, friends, stags/hens and families. 

Welcome and Safety Briefing

Introduction to the session objectives and safety protocols.

Basic Climbing Techniques

Demonstration and practice of basic handholds and foot placements

Top Rope Climbing

Participants will be harnessed and safely attached to a top rope system.

They'll take turns climbing designated routes while being belayed by our experienced instructors

FULL DAY INTRODUCTION

Perfect for groups, friends and family groups looking to develop further skills and knowledge and spend the full day at an outdoor crag learning all the basics of climbing with more focussed coaching, guidance and in depth delivery. 

Welcome and Safety Briefing

Introduction to the session objectives and safety protocols.

Basic Climbing Techniques

Short bouldering coaching session

Overview of fundamental climbing movements and body positioning

Demonstration and practice of basic handholds and foot placements

Explanation of climbing gear and its proper usage

Showcasing nuts, cams, hexes and the system we rig for climbing

Top Rope Climbing

Participants will be harnessed and safely attached to a top rope system.

They'll take turns climbing designated routes while being belayed by our experienced instructors

More Focussed Guidance 

Instructors will provide hands-on guidance and encouragement, helping participants navigate the climbing surface.

Abseiling

Abseils can be rigged for participants to descend, controlling their own ropes as they walk down the rock face - a progression from lowering and creating more autonomy with basic climbing skills. 

1-1 INTRO TO CLIMBING (FULL DAY) 

For those looking for an in depth introduction to climbing, with a focus on trad climbing we will be building your skills by looking at various ropes, gear and safety systems.  Also included is lots of climbing at a great location.

Welcome and Safety Briefing

Introduction to the course objectives, safety and equipment.

Gear and Equipment

Overview of essential trad climbing gear (cams, nuts, slings, etc.).

Proper selection, placement, and removal of protection

Practical Application

Learn to second routes, belay the leader and climb up to Severe standard

Placing Protection

Hands-on instruction in placing various types of protection in natural features

Assessment and critique of placements

Building Anchors

Techniques for constructing solid anchors using a variety of gear and natural features and connecting to them 

Abseiling 

Personal abseiling for safe descent from climbs and cliffs

Want to undertake an introductory day? Please let us know and we can discuss with your options and put an itinerary together for you. 

Just get in touch with the enquiry forms, we are always on hand to answer your questions. 

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VENUES WE USE INCLUDE:

Sticklebarn Crag

Scout Crags

East Raven Crag

Woden's Face

Steel Knotts Bluff

Upper Shepherd's

Thornhow Crag ​

Brantrake Crag

This means we have venues close by to your accommodation, whether thats Ambleside, Keswick, Penrith, Patterdale, Windermere or even Wasdale; we can meet you at a suitable crag.

WHY CHOOSE US?

Qualified Guides

  • Our guides are qualified rock climbers with extensive knowledge of local climbing areas. They are certified and trained to a high standard.  This standard is upheld through Mountain Training and our instructors hold the MCI award and are professional members of AMI.

Passion to inspire:

We're committed to leading by example, sharing knowledge, fostering growth and encouraging positivity in all climbing activities we provide. 

Personalised Instruction

Our guides offer one-on-one instruction, providing personalised tips and techniques to help climbers improve their skills and confidence on the rock.

Flexibility and Adaptability

Your climbing adventure is designed to accommodate your schedule and preferences. Whether it's a single day excursion or a development plan over multiple days, we're here to make it happen.

Passion for Climbing

We are avid climbers ourselves, and our passion for the sport is evident in the experiences we create. We genuinely love sharing our knowledge and helping others discover the joy of rock climbing.

Memories that Last a Lifetime

We believe that climbing is more than a physical challenge; it's an opportunity for personal growth and unforgettable memories. Our tailored approach ensures that your climbing adventure is a story you'll cherish forever.

Ratios

1:8 Ratio

8 people on this session

Our instructors can rig enough lines to accommodate 8 climbers

The ropes will be rigged for each climb on arrival at the venue, for those interested we can discuss our rigging and safety measures. 

 

You will climb in teams of 3/4 people. 

 

Pre-Requisites 

No experience necessary

This is a taster session and will allow you to experience rock climbing and abseiling

More focussed coaching can be offered on full days or smaller groups

Please contact us to discuss any queries 

Equipment

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

Harness & Helmet provided

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have appropriate mountain footwear 

Rock shoes are helpful and you will need to provide your own.  Trainers/boots are fine to climb at these venues but not recommended.

Venue

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

All venues are suitable for beginner climbers and the difficulty can be tailored

We like to use either the Langdale or Borrowdale valleys and the venue can be chosen in relation to your accommodation - see our list of venues above

Dates on request

 

Please us the contact form or email us to enquire and we can organise a guided day based on your availability (and ours)

 

We can supply additional instructors for larger groups -

1:8 ratio for safety in this terrain 

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CONTACT

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

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Phone or WhatsApp:

07458353048

If calls are missed we will respond when possible, please leave a voicemail or text message where possible.

Thank you

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