Rock climbing is simply THE most fantastic sport in the universe, although I might be very slightly biased of course!
The Lake District is considered to be the birthplace of modern rock climbing, thanks to WP Haskett Smith's famous and audacious soloing of Napes Needle in 1886. To climb in the Lake District is to follow in some famous climbing footsteps, and the Lakes is an ideal place for you to go rock climbing for the very first time or to develop existing skills.
Evocative route names inspire the imagination - A Dream of White Horses, Cenotaph Corner, Kipling Groove, The Bat, Little Chamonix.
The world famous crags and cliffs of Snowdonia, North Wales, contain some of the best and well known rock climbing routes in the country. A historically rich climbing venue, the names and anecdotes of times gone by make compelling reading - The first ascent of Hope on the Idwal slabs by Mrs E H Daniells in 1915, originally named Minerva "to mark the fact that it came from feminine skill and prudence"; the exploits of Joe Brown and Don Whillans; Ron Fawcett's "come on arms, do your stuff" on the first, and televised, ascent of Lord of The Flies on Dinas Cromlech to name but a few.
Ideal for beginners or for those who have done a bit of climbing, there is a rock climbing venue to suit every need in Snowdonia. Easily accessible roadside crags, magnificent mountain crags and stunning seacliffs-Snowdonia has it all.
As with all of my courses, I run rock climbing days or courses to suit individual clients: beginners' rock climbing, intermediate rock climbing, learning to lead, or guiding on some of the Lake District's or Snowdonia's most famous routes - Both the Lake District and Snowdonia are ideal playgrounds for all of these. I also run improvised rescue courses for more experienced climbers who want to know what to do if things do go a teensy bit wrong.
The Lake District contains some of the most famous and best rock climbs in the country. Little Chamonix, Troutdale Pinnacle, Bowfell Buttress and the incredible Napes Needle are just a few of the routes that may be climbed.
Book 2 days and receive 15% discount
Snowdonia has some of the very best and varied rock climbing in the country for novices to this sport. Flying Buttress, Great Gully, Main Wall, Crackstone Rib and the huge Avalanche/Red Wall/Longland's Continuation on Lliwedd are just a few of the routes that may be climbed. There are only 2 places available per 2 day course to enable maximum climbing time and the course fee includes all guiding and use of any specialised equipment.
Minimum booking of 2 days required for Snowdonia
On introductory rock climbing courses ALL specialist climbing equipment is provided - don't go out and buy expensive kit before you've even tried climbing.
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