Ropework for scrambling

found yourself needing a rope for protection on scrambles? this is the course for you!

We both had a brilliant time! Stu was a great instructor, and the climbing was awesome. I would recommend this for anyone wanting to try climbing and will definitely be going again myself.


Rope work for scrambling

Why should I do this rope work for scrambling course?

You have done some easier scrambling before and want to progress onto harder routes and learn how to protect yourself and others with a rope.

What does this course cover?

Rope work for scrambling is a two-day course spending time learning rope work skills on classic summer scrambling routes at grades 2, 3 and 4.

We will teach you how to use a rope to safety yourself and someone else. This includes taking coils, choosing and using direct belays, indirect belaying and body belays, placing runners, moving together, abseiling and down climbing.
We also cover how to choose a route and interpret the guidebook.

We hope to cover some classic mountain scrambles like Pinnacle Ridge, Cam Crag Ridge, Slab and Notch on Pillar, Harrison Stickle in Langdale, Easy Terrace and Giants Crawl on Dow.

Who else will be on the course?

The course will be run on a maximum of 1 instructor to 4 client ratio.

What do I need to have done before?

You should be hill fit and happy to spend a day in the fells walking. Some experience of easy summer scrambling or indoor rock climbing is helpful but not essential.

This course is aimed at people who want to learn how to use a rope to protect themselves and their friends whilst on graded scrambles.

During the two days, the focus is on your learning and practising ropework on scrambles in the Lake District


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 can deliver this 2-day course for up to 4 people per guide.

Below is the total course price for the two-day course depending on the number on the course.

£420 for 1:1
£460 for 1:2
£500 for 1:3
£600 for 1:4

The kit we provide.

We provide all technical kit for the activity. Perhaps you have your own rock shoes from climbing indoors, that’s great please bring any kit you have. If not we will supply these. We also can supply the more technical gear like a few nuts, hexes, slings etc.

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.