Introduction to Climbing Outdoors
Looking to get started in the wonderful world of outdoor climbing?
This course is perfect for beginners and those with some experience climbing indoors. We will focus on giving you all the skills and knowledge you need to get started. You’ll progress at your own pace with experienced instructors on hand to offer guidance and support, and before you know it you’ll be scaling crags like a pro!
With stunning locations and plenty of climbing opportunities, this course is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. So come on, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
Who is this climbing course for?
Anyone looking to start climbing outdoors. No previous rock climbing experience is needed and this is a great first step to becoming an independent climber. At the end of the course, you should be able to use any indoor climbing wall without having to do an induction.
What is the cost?
The cost of this course is £100 per person and it needs a minimum of 2 to run and a maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 4 clients.
More than 4 of you?
We can cater for larger groups and arrange bespoke packages to suit your needs. Get in touch with us and we will arrange something special for you.
Introduction to Rock Climbing – Overview
Our Introduction to Outdoor Climbing Course is the perfect way to experience climbing on real rock for those with little or no prior experience. In the UK we have some of the best rock climbing in the world which means our experienced instructors can always find the right location and level of challenge for you.
This course is therefore just as suitable for complete beginners who have never climbed before as it is for those who have previously climbed indoors and are looking to refresh their skills or get a taste of climbing on real rock.
All technical climbing kit is provided such as ropes, harnesses and a trad rack for you to familiarise yourself with. If you wish to bring your own gear then that’s no problem.
The only things we don’t provide are rock shoes and chalk. A lot of our students are making the transition from indoor climbing to outdoor climbing and usually already own these. However, if you don’t have your own rock shoes we can even start the day at one of the local outdoor shops, and get you kitted out with a suitable pair.
Oh, you’ll also need to bring a packed lunch and drinks.
- Lake District National Park
- Peak District
This is aimed at people who have a moderate level of fitness. Someone who goes to the gym one or two times a week or otherwise keeps fit. The day is at a relaxed pace but with some steep climbs and descents.
Due to the nature of the terrain, we will be walking on steep and rugged ground at times. The pace is largely set by the group. If are not unsure if this is right for you then please do contact us.
For day walks we recommend the following:
- Rucksack – 20-30 liters should be enough to hold all of your kit for the day. Include a waterproof liner to keep your kit dry should it rain
- Waterproof Jacket and Waterproof Trousers – These are essential regardless of the forecast as the weather can change quickly.
- Suitable Trousers/shorts – Lightweight and quick drying. (Jeans are unsuitable for this activity.
- Clothing – Suitable to the season and always include a fleece or other warm clothing. Bring a spare jacket just in case you get cold.
- Gloves to keep the fingers warm and maintain movement.
- Hat – Warm hat for the winter season, sun hat for other times of the year
- Sensible footwear – waterproof walking boots with a good quality sole and decent ankle support.
- Drinking water and bottle – You will need to carry 1 to 2 litres of water and this can be in any suitable container you have
- Packed lunch – bring some food to keep you fuelled up throughout the day
- Personal medication – whatever medication you need, as well as some spare paracetamol, hayfever tablets, lip balm, blister plasters, tissues & hand sanitiser
- Fully charged mobile phone
- Torch & spare batteries
- Whistle – Also in case of emergencies
- Survival bag – It’s useful to carry one of these whenever you are in the hills. Orange plastic ones are ideal.