Climbing Instruction and Coaching
If you want to learn to climb outdoors the Gritstone Edges of the Peak District are an ideal place to start. Or you may have climbed on indoor walls and want to try a day out on ‘real rock’.
For climbers with some experience already we have a full range of structured climbing courses. Learn new skills, develop your technique and understand how to use the technical gear to become a safe independent climber.
You can also book any session individually and tailor it to suit your own personal, family or group requirements. As fully qualified instructors, with a wealth of climbing experience we can give you the personal support, advice and coaching right up to the highest levels.
Introduction to Outdoor Climbing
1/2 day – £45 /person
Full day – £80/person
Group ratio 1:6
Have a go climbing the famous Peak District gritstone outcrops on Stanage or Burbage Edge. No prior experience necessary, you just need a sense of adventure.
You will learn about:
- Climbing safely
- Top rope climbs
- How to belay
- Climbing movement
Climbing Courses for progressing your skills
Ideal for gaining experience, learning new skills and mastering the technical aspects to achieve your personal climbing goals.
Beginner Climbing Course
1 day £80/person
Group ratio 1:6
Having mastered belaying skills, improve your climbing style and learn good technique on a variety of routes.
- Learn about different rock types
- Progress your climbing grade
- Skills and techniques coaching
- Alternative belay set ups
- Plenty of climbing
Intermediate Climbing Course
2 days £160/person
Group ratio 1:4
Work towards becoming an independent climber or competent second. Learn about rope work and technical climbing equipment.
- Rope work systems
- Using a climbers rack
- Sep up anchor systems
- Seconding climbs
Advanced Climbing Course – Learn to lead climb
2 days £190/person
Private booking required
Group ratio 1:2
For Intermediate climbers who want to progress further onto
lead climbing for the first time. Also ideal for experienced
lead climbers who want to refresh, build confidence and
consolidate their skills.
Sports Climbing Course / Bolted Routes
1 day £95/person Group ratio 1:4
This course is a perfect introduction for anyone who has
had some indoor climbing experience and would like to try
climbing outside. Or maybe you’re heading to France or Spain
on a climbing trip and want to practice your skills before you
You will learn the following skills:
- Using a guide book to find routes
- How to clip and unclip quickdraws effectively
- Threading anchors to descend the route safely
- Belaying techniques
- Movement skills
- How to set up a top rope
- Sports climbing jargon such as redpointing and onsighting.
1/2 day £45/person, 1 day £80 Group ratio 1:6
Bouldering is a great way to enjoy climbing outdoors and you don’t need much kit. This course is ideal if you have tried bouldering indoors and want to have a go outside. On the full day session we can take you on the gritstone and limestone of the Peak District, looking at techniques on both types of rock.
You will learn the following:
- Guide books and how to identify boulder problems
- Bouldering grades
- How to ‘spot’ and keep each other safe
- Different types of rock and techniques on each.