Beginners rock climbing course

“Absolute beginner? Never climbed before? GREAT, we think you’ll love this course”

Stu is a great instructor. He ran a bespoke two-day training for me covered everything I needed perfectly, and more.


Beginners rock climbing course

Why should I do this Beginners rock climbing course?

You have done some indoor wall climbing and you want to transfer your skills outside. Alternatively, you just want to have a go at rock climbing and have never done it before.

What does this course cover?

Beginners rock climbing is a one or two day course that starts on single pitch rock climbs and moves onto multi-pitch rock climbs.

On day 1;

We will teach you to put on a harness, tie on and belay safely while teaching you movement skills and climbing techniques on the rock. A single pitch climb is no more than 25m high and often you will climb up and be lowered back down.

On day 2;

We hope to progress onto easier multi-pitch routes like Middlefell buttress on Raven crag or C ordinary route on Dow crag . These routes are much longer and higher.  We will move up the rock in small pitches. You will learn how to take out gear, belay, common climbing calls and tie into the belays as well as reinforcing sound climbing technique.

What do I need to have done before?

No previous climbing experience is needed.

Who else will be on the course?

On the first day of the course, we can offer up to 4 people.

On the second day, you will be in pairs on a ratio of 1 to 2. This enables you to progress onto longer routes giving you so much more choice.

This course is aimed at people who want to try out climbing for the first time, or who might have done a little indoor climbing.

This course gives you more than just a try it out session. Two days to really gain confidence and enjoy rock climbing to the level that suits you.

We will teach you lots of skills and coach your movement as you begin to learn about rock climbing.

It’s really fun and will be as much of a challenge as you want.

We plan to use a real variety of crags chosen to suit your level of experience.

The best location is to be based near Ambleside as this is a pretty central area and suitable for where we base our courses from..


In the past, we have offered set course dates but have generally found that clients prefer dates that suit their diary.
Responding to this, we now offer this course on any 2 consecutive days to suit both your and our availability.

If you have the choice weekdays are quieter in the hills but many clients have busy lives and weekends suit.

We often deliver this 2-day course for two people.

The kit we provide.

We provide all technical kit for the activity. Perhaps you have your own rock shoes from climbing indoors, that’s grat please bring any kit you have. If not we will supply these.

What do I need to bring?

You will need a packed lunch, waterproofs, spare jumper, walking boots or similar and rucksack. If you have your own harness and helmet please bring these too.

We use world pay to make things safe and as easy as possible for you.

Once you have booked online, you will receive a confirmation email for your booking with all the arrangements for your activity.

If you are wanting to book an activity which starts within 48 hours of the booking date, please call us so that we can process your booking on the phone. This will ensure you don’t miss out and can have a great time on the activity.

If you would like to email or chat please don’t hesitate to get in touch.