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Advanced scrambling on Pinnacle Ridge


scrambling development

For those comfortable at Grade I and looking for an introduction to roped scrambling.  Gain exposure, learn to move on a rope and tackle scrambles up to Grade III. Two days, being guided in the mountains, accessing some of the best scrambles in the Lake District. 

This course would be great for those preparing for an alps trip and looking to get some roped mileage on rock.

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



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This course is for people comfortable at grade I and looking to develop their knowledge to progress into grade II and III scrambling ground.

We are hoping to equip you for all scrambling and mountaineering terrain that can be found in the UK.  LDM will literally show you the ropes and help you to access terrain on higher end scrambles. We are looking to develop your overall understanding of mountain scrambling and allow you to broaden your experience levels on some classic Lakeland scrambles with a qualified expert.


Guided Technical Scramble
Two days of guided scrambling on a challenging routes to teach and demonstrate relevant skills.
Emphasis on route-finding, protection placement, and efficient movement.
Gear and Equipment
Gear selection for technical scrambling.
Proper fitting of helmets, harnesses, and specialised equipment.
Advanced Scrambling Techniques
Focus on precise footwork, handholds, and body positioning on technical terrain.
Introduction to down climbing techniques.
Rope Work for Scramblers
Introduction to basic knots and hitches.
Roped movement as a team on exposed terrain, with the guide leading the scrambles.
Use of Protection
Proper placement and assessment of natural and artificial protection.
Abseiling techniques for steep descents.


Technical gear and its application
Fundamental climbing skills
Tying in, belaying
Placing and removing gear
Movement coaching and climbing styles

Moving as a rope team

Basic rope work as necessary to the day
Descent - being lowered & abseiling

Buttermere scrambling skills
Scrambling courses in the lake district


Have covered the course content in a safe and enjoyable outdoor environment, 

Have scrambled on Grade II and III terrain with two big mountain days,

Have a solid understand of mountaineering movement and scrambling rope work,

Be confident moving on grade III scrambles with the safety of the rope,

Be able to tie in to a harness and belay a lead climber,

Understand gear and systems needed to advanced scrambling


Small Group Sizes:

Our low instructor-to-participant ratio ensures personalised attention and maximum learning opportunities.

Certified Instructors:

Our experienced and certified instructors are dedicated to your safety and skill development.

Real-World Application:

The course is designed to equip you with practical skills for scrambling adventures up to grade III

Beautiful Locations:

Enjoy learning in some of the most scenic and challenging mountaineering environments in the Lake District.

Expert Instruction:

Learn from certified instructors with extensive scrambling and mountaineering experience.


14th/15th September 2024

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19th/20th April 2025

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5th/6th May 2025

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16th/17th August 2025

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These courses can be run bespoke for you on any date of your choosing in Spring, Summer and Autumn

Course Ratios

1:2 Ratio 

This is an open course designed for you to meet like minded individuals and learn to climb together


We can provide additional instructors adhering to a 1:2 ratio. Please still enquire if you are group larger than 2.

Minimum of 2 for courses to run


16+ yrs to attend this course

Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

Preferably, you are a competent mountain walker and have completed at least three grade I scrambles, have enjoyed the srambling and want to learn more technical skills. 

This course goes into grade III mountaineering ground 


Helmets can be provided and will be necessary on the scramble

Harnesses and technical equipment can also be provided 

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have good walking boots or approach shoes that are sticky on rock. 

​La Sportiva TX4 and Scarpa Mescalito are good examples of this. 


The course is based In Langdale.


We will meet for 9:00am on the day at the Stickle Ghyll, National Trust car park. 

The terrain in this valley is amazing for scrambling and we have lots of options here for quick and easy access to good scrambles, and there are some classics in the valley too. 

Day 2 will make use of classic scramble somewhere in the district.

Not quite what you're looking for?

Hire our Lake District Mountaineering instructors for private and tailored programmes.

Suited to your goals & ambitions to make the most of YOUR time in the mountains. 

Day rates: 

1:1 £240

1:2 £140pp



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

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