Project Description

Intro to Rock Climbing – Snowdonia, North Wales

Location: Snowdonia
Price: £245 per person
Ratio: 1:2

Who is the intro to rock climbing course suitable for?

This intro to rock climbing course is designed for people who would like to learn the skills involved in going rock climbing outside for the first time. You should have done some indoor climbing and be able to tie into a harness and belay in a bottom rope situation and now be ready to try climbing outside.

What does the intro to rock climbing course cover?

The main emphasis of the course is to spend two days rock climbing on some of the finest crags and cliffs of the UK. Because this course is run at a 1:2 ratio the exact program will be decided each day to suit what you want to get out of the course. The topics that we would ordinarily look to cover are:
– The art of belaying – progressing onto belaying a lead climber and belaying a second from above and below
– Two full days rock climbing in either single or multi pitch settings to suit your needs and aspirations and of course the weather.
– Abseiling – how to descend safely from routes and crags
– Setting up top and bottom rope systems can be looked at if of interest
– Equipment selection – all specialist equipment is provided
– Climbing movement coaching
– Crag safety
– Guidebook interpretation

Where is the intro to rock climbing course held?

We run the course in Snowdonia and use a variety of single and multi pitch crags dependant upon weather at the time. Snowdonia offers every type of climbing from roadside crags to long mountain routes and has its sheltered venues suitable for rock climbing through the winter months (the North Wales coastline being particularly good).

What about equipment?

We provide all of the specialist equipment such as ropes, harnesses and helmets. If you have your own kit you are welcome to use it. We will provide you with a detailed kit list when you book on the course. You can read our “whats included” and kit list page.

What about accommodation?

We do not include accommodation with this course. For a variety of different accommodation options in Snowdonia, from camping to nice hotels, visit the link at the top right of this page.

Meeting Place & Time

Once you book we will send you a comprehensive set of course notes and a letter of confirmation, this will include a detailed kit list and details of where and when we meet. The first day normally starts at 9:30am in Capel Curig and finishes in the same place at about 4:00pm.

When does this course run?

You can view the dates of all of our courses throughout the year on the diary page.

Other Questions

If you have any questions that you can’t find answers to on the website visit our contact page for details on how to get in touch. We look forward to meeting you!

Further Reading

I have written an article on the skills needed to move from indoor to outdoor climbing here.

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To book this course please choose a date from the diary page and then click on the button below to complete our booking form and make payment via Paypal. We require full payment to secure your course space.

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