For novice or beginner climbers looking to climb outdoors, we will complete a multi pitch climb and show you the ropes. 


Instructor Ratio - 1:2

1 Day Course 

1 person: £170

2 people: £210pp (£105pp)



This course is designed to introduce you to the world of traditional climbing in the UK - we will use the crags on the Lake District and climb some classic routes in order to show how rock climbing works. 

We will complete an easy multi pitch climb and learn in context as we climb showing you the equipment involved in traditional climbing -we will look at the complexities of the nuts, cams and hexes - how to place them in the rock, how to remove them and how to use them in a climbing context, from placing runners to building belays.


Technical skills covered on this course include:

  • Tying in and refinement of this skill

  • Belaying & how to belay a lead climber

  • Climbing equipment - nuts, cams and hexes

  • Gear placement and its removal from the rock

  • Seconding climbs and learning the systems

  • Tying clove hitches

  • Stance organisation and managing transitions 

  • Abseiling and descent

  • Movement and climbing styles and further coaching

The price of this course is inclusive of:

  • A qualified Mountaineering Instructor affiliated with AMI

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • Technical equipment 

  • Professional coaching & instruction

Read more about AMI here: About AMI


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Exclusive discount for LDM customers when booking this course

Course Ratios

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.  


A desire to learn about climbing


Good for climbers transitioning from indoor to outdoor, or for those that have completed a taster session.


If you have never climbed before we would recommend either booking a 'Discover Climbing' or a 'Guided Climbing Day' so we can tailor a day for you.


All technical equipment is provided. 

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

Harness & Helmet provided

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. 



5th April 2022 - 9:30am

14th April 2022 - 9:30am

19th April 2022 - 9:30am

28th April 2022 - 9:30am


3rd May 2022 - 9:30am

12th May 2022 - 9:30am

17th May 2022 - 9:30am

23rd May 2022 - 9:30am


9th June 2022 - 9:30am

14th June 2022 - 9:30am

23rd June 2022 - 9:30am


28th June 2022 - 9:30am

Can't see a date that works for you? Contact us for private and bespoke courses. We are happy to discuss your ideas and tailor a programme for you

Trad climbing equipment
Trad climbing equipment

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Castle Rock - Intro to climbing
Castle Rock - Intro to climbing

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Langdale - Kettle Crag
Langdale - Kettle Crag

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Trad climbing equipment
Trad climbing equipment

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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.