Beginners rock climbing course

Rock Climbing Lake District

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 the course will be run as a group on a ratio of 1 to 6,

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.

Kit we provide.

We provide all technical kit for the activity.

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.


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.

This is no problem, just get in touch and we will dovetail you into the programme.

Course cost:

This course can be run with up to 4 people on day 1 and then on day two, we offer a 1:2 ratio climbing.

Day one, we would charge our 1:4 guiding rate

Day two, we would charge our 1:2 guiding rate per pair

Current Prices

The course is non-residential and here is a list of suggestions for accommodation to suit every pocket.

You will need to travel to and from the course but we can provide transport during the course.  We, therefore, suggest you book accommodation in, or near Ambleside.

We take all booking as a private guiding/instruction. This is so that we can book you in for your tailored booking.

You can simply book online and fill in the booking form all in one go.

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.