Rock Climbs & Venues
Rock Climbing in the Lake District is first rate. The Lakes is the birthplace of rock climbing as a sport after the first ascent of Napes Needle in 1886 by Haskett-Smith.
At Lake District Mountaineering, we are here to help teach you the skills and help you gain the knowledge to safely rock climb in the district and follow in the footsteps of these great pioneers.
We know the area well, and we are climbing in the national park all the time; for work and pleasure. Listed on this page are some of the venues we use on courses and guided days along with some of our favourite routes at each crag.
This list is not exhaustive and we could use any number of venues, even if they are not listed here. The venues listed are accessible with lots of routes suited to teaching and guiding, meaning a good spread of grades across high quality rock - making the routes suitable for all.
Details of courses and guided services can be found here