technical scrambling

For those looking to progress into grade 2 and 3 scrambling terrain.  Learn to place gear, take coils and safeguard the technical pitches. 

Instructor Ratio -  1:2

2 Day Course

1 person: £340 (£170 per day)

2 people: £210pp (£105pp per day)

Belay setups for scrambling


Scrambling is the grey area of uncertainty between walking and climbing.  Often this is the most dangerous ground to cover - it may be easy sometimes but a fall or slip could have high consequences. 


It is important to be able to judge the terrain and know how to protect it, and safeguard yourself and other members of your party - especially if you have to climb a steeper section of the route. 

On this course we will show you to use the rope, looking at when it should be used and what methods may be appropriate in different scenarios.  


This course is for people comfortable at grade 1 and 2 but looking to develop technical skills to safeguard themselves on grade 3. ​​


Day 1:

  • Planning and preparation

  • Clothing, gloves and gear

We will guide you on a grade 3 scramble looking at:

  • Fundamental climbing skills

  • Tying in, belaying

  • Placing and removing gear

  • Movement coaching and climbing styles

Day 2:

Complete a grade 2/3 scramble (independently)

  • Learn how to take coils

  • Discuss decision making around moving together and when to pitch

  • Building solid belays

  • Belaying direct, indirect, body belay and when each technique is appropriate

  • Descent - lowers & abseils

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.  


Experience of scrambling on Grade 1 terrain.


You will have completed at least 3 grade 1 scrambles and have a head for heights

If you are a novice scrambler - take a look at our 'Guided Scrambling' page. 


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 appropriate mountain footwear (boots).


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.

Example venues include: Pinnacle Ridge, Cam Crag Ridge, Middlefell Buttress, Crescent Climb, Jack's Rake etc


rest of 2021

20th-21st October 2021 - 9:30am


6th-7th March 2022 - 9:30am


3rd-4th April 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


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Jack's Rake
Jack's Rake

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Dow Crag Scrambles
Dow Crag Scrambles

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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.