Intro to Climbing

If you’ve never climbed before or had a small taster years ago then our Intro to Climbing course is the best way to learn the ropes and discover the world of climbing. The Intro to Climbing course will teach you to be a competent and safe climber, and once you’ve completed the course you’ll be able to prove competence to climb on your own or with friends at any climbing wall in the UK.

Course Content

  • Tie-in to a climbing rope

  • Belaying and rope control

  • Safety in a climbing wall

  • Bouldering and spotting

  • Understanding of the climbing grade system

  • Use of Auto Belays

  • All equipment hire included


Intro to Outdoor Climbing

This course is for those who are looking to get their first taste of outdoor rock climbing, it is suitable for climbers who have not climbed outside before or who have little outdoor experience and want to give it a go.

It is a one day course where we will take you out climbing in the Peak District, where you will be given the chance to fully appreciate what it is like to climb outdoors. On this course the instructor will deal with all the equipment and rigging leaving you free to concentrate on climbing in a new and challenging environment.

The course will cover:

  • As much climbing as we can fit into the day.

  • Basic Rope Work, Basic Climbing Skills and Bouldering.

  • Use of Harness and Belay Device.

  • Climbing Areas, Rock Types, Crag Selection.

  • Climbing Ethics, Use of Guide Book.

  • Access and Environmental Issues.


Skills coaching

Climb Skills teaches a host of practical technique and movement skills including:

Course Content:

  • Footwork

  • Correct use of climbing holds

  • Body positioning & specific movement techniques

  • Advanced movement techniques

  • Climbing efficiently



Outdoor Climbing Progression Course:

This is a 2-day course aimed at teaching you how to set up your own top and bottom ropes so you can start to take yourself out climbing safely.  Over the weekend we will aim to broaden your experience by visiting two different venues.  We look to develop your basic climbing skills by working on:

  • Route selection and understanding guide books

  • Top roping and bottom roping

  • Different types of venue

  • Knots and basic rope work

  • Anchor selection and setting up of a bottom and top rope

  • Use and understanding of equipment

  • Safety in the crag environment

  • Develop our climbing skills, knowledge and experience