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Multi-pitch climbing in the Ogwen Valley

Rock Climbing Courses

At Lakeland Ascents, we run professional rock climbing courses for all levels of climber. All our courses are bespoke and tailored to you as as climber. This means that we can focus on your ambitions and the skills that you want to develop, as opposed to a generic syllabus. So whether you are an indoor climber looking to make the transition to outdoors, or if you’re an experienced climber looking for some coaching to push your grade, our rock climbing courses will give you the tools that you need to progress and get the most from your climbing.

An overview of the rock climbing courses that we offer follows. Please click the links for more information and prices. Don’t forget, course content is a just a blueprint of what we can include – your actual course will be unique to you.

We run courses from the the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Peak District. For courses in Scotland, please seeĀ Highland Ascents.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, or if you are keen for a bespoke course on a particular skill or genre then please make sure you let us know, as our instructors will tailor an instructional session for you – get in touch to find out more.


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Rock climbing with Lakeland Ascents

Guided rock climbing – let us guide you on that Classic Rock, Hard Rock or Extreme Rock route that you’ve been dreaming of. From big routes in the high mountains, to the sea cliffs of Gogarth, our instructors will ensure you experience an unforgettable day on the rock.

Intro to outdoor rock climbing – take your first steps as an outdoor rock climber. Experience climbing on different rock types, learn about gear, how to read routes, anchor selection and rigging, how to abseil, how to interpret guidebooks and gradings, Discover the difference between Diff and HVS and leave as a climber with all the skills needed to competently second trad rock climbs.

Lead climbing course – get on the sharp end and learn the skills needed to lead trad rock climbs safely. Learn about gear placement, route choice, rigging belays and managing rope systems, safe retreat, abseiling and more. Leave ready to start logging those onsights!

Multi-pitch climbing skills – learn how to climb big routes quickly and efficiently. Get the skills you need to read routes, manage tricky belay stances tangle free, use efficient rope systems, carry out safe multi-pitch abseil retreats and more.

Self rescue for climbers – the toolkit every climber should have. Learn how to problem solve and self rescue when the unthinkable happens. We’ll cover everything from how to deal with a damaged rope to complex rescues of the ‘worst-case-scenario’ unconscious climber.

Winter mountaineering & winter climbing