Introduction to Rock Climbing Course

Rated 4.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

Grade: Introductory | 2 or 5 climbing days | Guide ratio 1:2 – 1:4

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This Introduction to Rock Climbing Course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn how to rock climb. It will help you learn the basics of rope work, understand the correct use of equipment and develop your climbing technique under the watchful eye of our expert instructors. Our base in Ambleside, in the Lake District, provides the opportunity to climb some classic routes in stunning locations.  The course will aim to cover the following, depending on the specific requirements of the clients:

  • Single pitch climbing
  • Multi Pitch Climbing on 5 day course
  • Classic Lake District Climbs
  • Basic rope work
  • Belay techniques
  • Removal of protection
  • Use of guidebooks
  • Coaching of movement
  • Safeguarding yourself on descent
  • Safeguarding others abseiling

The course will be adapted to the prevailing weather conditions, good or bad.  Don’t worry about possible poor weather, we will choose the best location to make the most of the local forecast.

Courses are offered on a non-residential basis, but you can request Adventure Peaks to book appropriate accomodation to meet your specific needs from bunkhouse to Hotel

Please do NOT book your own accommodation and travel arrangements until you have verified that the course is definitely running.

We can normally run this course on alternative dates on request. Please contact us with your enquiry.

If you would like to build on your existing skills, try our Improvers Rock Climbing Course

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Introduction to Rock Climbing Course

What’s included

  • 2 or 5 days of Instruction
  • Ropes and technical equipment (excluding harness / helmets / rock shoes)
  • 15% off RRP on clothing and equipment purchased from Adventure Peaks shop

What’s excluded

  • Personal clothing
  • Harness (can be hired)
  • Helmet (can be hired)
  • Rock shoes – recommended for Introduction course (can be hired)
  • Accommodation

Additional information

The course will commence from the Adventure Peaks Shop at 9.15am from where any equipment required will be issued. Each day will finish at 5.00-5.30pm except on the final day when you will finish around 4.00pm to take account of onward travel.


Ambleside has a wealth of accommodation varying from Guest Houses and Hotels to Youth Hostels. There are also campsites in Rydal and Low Wray. If you would like Adventure Peaks to book your accomodtion please enquire

4 reviews for Introduction to Rock Climbing Course

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    We stopped at a local bed and breakfast which was very nice. It was a very enjoyable weekend. I look forward to doing something in the future with you. Stuart was excellent!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I found the experience something I would recommend to others. Our instructor was very professional and highly experienced in what he was teaching. I would happily book an expedition with Adventure Peaks.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    It was an excellent day out.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5


    Rich was informative and friendly and excellent teacher and guide. Lots of useful resources provided/tips for the future. Thank you I found the whole experience from booking the organisation to completion of course fabulous! I will definitely look at selecting another course soon.

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Land Only Availability Days Price Book
16th Jul 2022 - 17th Jul 2022
16th Jul 2022 - 20th Jul 2022
27th Aug 2022 - 28th Aug 2022
27th Aug 2022 - 31st Aug 2022