Lake District Rock Climbing Improver Course

Lake District Rock Climbing Improver Course

From £280
Grade: Intermediate
2 or 5 climbing days Guide Ratio: 1:2

This Rock Climbing Improver Course based in the Lake District is for those who have already done some climbing indoors or out and are looking to further develop their skills.

You should be familiar with basic rope work and be able to belay. This course will aim to improve your skills and confidence. Ratio 1:2. The course will include some of the following:

  • Single and Multi-pitch climbing
  • Classic Climbs in the Lake District
  • Building belays
  • Runner placements
  • Dynamics of belaying
  • Multiple abseils
  • Using double ropes
  • Preparations for leading
  • Improvised rescue
  • Coaching of movement

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 accommodation or make non-changeable travel arrangements until the course is confirmed to run.

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

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Dates & Prices

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DatesAvailabilityDays Price Select
25th May 2024 - 26th May 2024 Closed2 £280
15th Jun 2024 - 16th Jun 2024 Spaces2 £280 Book Now
13th Jul 2024 - 14th Jul 2024 Spaces2 £280 Book Now
20th Jul 2024 - 21st Jul 2024 Spaces2 £280 Book Now
3rd Aug 2024 - 4th Aug 2024 Spaces2 £280 Book Now
17th Aug 2024 - 18th Aug 2024 Spaces2 £280 Book Now
14th Sep 2024 - 15th Sep 2024 Spaces2 £280 Book Now

What's Included

What's included

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

What's Excluded

What's excluded

  • Personal clothing
  • Harness -(can be hired)
  • Helmet - (can be hired)
  • Rock shoes- required for Improvers course (can be hired)
  • Accommodation


James · 5 years ago ·

Ian, the course leader, is a legend. I can't speak highly enough of him...a smashing bloke. Easy to get along with, very knowledgeable. Someone I think very highly of. Everything was spot on.

Simon · 7 years ago ·

Adventure peaks made special arrangements to put this course on for four of us, with two instructors, over a weekend to suit us. My guide, Tom, was a superb - he comfortably pushed my climbing to a new level, literally and we all thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend! Tom's knowledge of suitable crags and routes meant that we got the most out of each climb, without being pushed too far too soon, but with plenty of new skills and confidence being picked up along the way, with both days being tailored to suit our ability and what we wanted from the course. I got much more out of the weekend than I'd expected, climbing as well as tips on general hill & mountain-craft too.

Tom · 9 years ago ·

If Carlsberg made rock climbing instructors, Paul would be it, great guy! His tuition was perfect and I learnt a lot from him. All my expectations were met and more brilliant weekend of climbing now ready to tick off the grades.

Tom · 9 years ago ·

Nick is a very experienced and skilled instructor that provided instruction at my pace and build my knowledge and confidence despite my experience. Would highly recommend.

Mike · 9 years ago ·

Your guide was excellent, expert and accommodating to our level. Frances change location based on the weather, our clothing and our ability. All worked out perfectly. Myself and my daughter really enjoyed the course and intend to do another.

Mike · 9 years ago ·

I did this course with my daughter and we really enjoyed it. Francis the instructor was brilliant and we learnt a lot and got a real appetite for doing more outside. Very enjoyable two days!

Zaid · 10 years ago ·

David was phenomenal, one of the best instructors that I have met. Superb, thanks for Everything.

Alex · 10 years ago ·

Nick was brilliant and very accommodating when we decided that napes Needle would need some of the group waiting whilst others climbed. Big day scrambling up ill crag instead. Great fun! Thank you to all who are involved in making the day happen.

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