Introduction to rock climbing

The introduction to rock climbing course is a perfect way to start your climbing career. Designed for anyone with little or no previous experience of climbing, it is a comprehensive introduction to the sport. We will start at short non-intimidating crags and build up your skills and confidence so you learn to feel comfortable on the rock.

We will cover:

  • belaying
  • tying on
  • rope work
  • movement skills and techniques
  • abseiling
  • guidebooks
  • route selection
  • grades
  • anchor selection and construction
  • equipment selection
  • and most importantly - lots of actual climbing.



We will visit single pitch crags (where the climb is less than one rope-length high) and depending on course length and numbers could include the opportunity to second multi-pitch routes (on higher crags where the ascent is broken into several pitches or sections) . We will often use outdoor bouldering (climbing close to the ground without ropes and harnesses) and indoor wall sessions to develop movement skills.

 For the introduction to rock climbing course you do not need any previous climbing experience. You just need to be reasonably fit but far more important is to have a sense of adventure and be up for a challenge.

Rock-Climbing kit list

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Private Bookings: Cost & booking information

 Price per day

1 person - £185

2 people - £200

3 people - £220

4-6 people - £240

For groups of more than 2 people the course will be run entirely on single pitch crags as it is not possible to work with more than 2 clients on multi-pitch crags.

Please send an email with your preferred dates and itinerary and we will get straight back to you regarding availability.


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  • Ian, many thanks for an outstanding weekend - you judged our ability perfectly and tailored the programme accordingly. We will be talking out that final pitch for a few years to come..... ~ Chas. Guided Scrambling
  • Hi Ian ! Thanks for making a great weekend for us we had a superb time in your company, really enjoyed ourselves. thanks for making up the CD for us, that's great. Looking forward to those action shots !! Would definitely be good to catch up with you again Ian .. we'll get on the case building anchors in the lounge and hopefully be up to scratch for the next time ! Karan just called me and we discussing stiff arms and shoulders but said she's dying to get up there again :-) !! ~ Rob and Karan. Intro Rock Course