Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. We offer indoor and outdoor climbing sessions. Try a short taster session or take part in a one-day course, teaching all you'll need to know to join you local climbing wall. Already done that? Join our skills coaching or progression courses.
Intro to Climbing Day Course
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 takes place indoors and 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.
Safe fitting of a climbing harness
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 Day Course
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.
Climb Skills teaches a host of practical technique and movement skills including:
Correct use of climbing holds
Body positioning & specific movement techniques
Advanced movement techniques
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