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Rock climbing courses in the Lake District, Snowdonia & the Highlands

At Lakeland Ascents, we offer professional rock climbing courses for climbers of all levels. Our bespoke courses are tailored to your needs and aspirations, so we can focus on developing the specific skills you want to improve upon, rather than following a generic syllabus.

Whether you are an indoor climber looking to transition to outdoor climbing, or an experienced climber seeking coaching to push your grade, our rock climbing courses provide the tools you need to maximise your climbing potential.

We offer a range of rock climbing courses in the Lake District and Snowdonia. For courses in Scotland, please visit Highland Ascents. Check out the course outlines below for more information and pricing. Remember, course content serves as a blueprint of what we can cover – your actual course will be unique to you.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we can create a custom course for you. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Course options

Guided rock climbing – Let us take you climbing! It’s time to tackle that Classic Rock, Hard Rock or Extreme Rock route you’ve been dreaming of. Our instructors can guide you on big routes in high mountains, on the valley crags of the Lake District, and even the sea cliffs of Gogarth. 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, and discover the difference between Diff and HVS. 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 effectively. Get the skills you need to read routes, manage tricky belay stances tangle-free, and use efficient rope systems. Then, during descent, learn how to carry out safe multi-pitch abseil retreats.

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 a ‘worst-case-scenario’ unconscious climber.

Vouchers can be bought for all of our courses and experiences for your friends & family to redeem at their leisure. Buy a voucher

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