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Multi-pitch climbing course

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Anchors nicely equalised on a a multi-pitch belay

Are you a single-pitch climber who is ready for the adventure of long multi-pitch mountain routes? You’ll no doubt have the base skillset but multi-pitch climbing is a different ballgame, with complex route finding, tricky stance management issues and potentially difficult descents to deal with.

Our multi-pitch climbing course will teach you the skills that you need to head onto the big routes in the high mountains safely and efficiently.

We believe strongly in tailored and bespoke courses for you as a climber, so that we can focus 100% on your ambitions, rapidly develop your skills and accelerate your climbing career. As well as heading out and doing loads and loads of climbing, an idea of the areas that we’d cover at this level of course follows, but in reality we’d cover loads more!

  • What gear to take on a multi-pitch route – choosing an appropriate rack
  • Guidebook interpretation and route finding in complex terrain
  • Strategy: how to break down your route – when to ‘run it out’ and when to keep pitches short
  • How to become more efficient and climb your route more quickly
  • Building multi-pitch belays with anchors that are in reach and out of reach, or both
  • Stance management: dealing with rope-faff on small stances – no more tangles and twists!
  • Managing hanging belays
  • Communication with your partner on multi-pitch climbs
  • Descending safely – multi-pitch abseiling skills
  • Dealing with basic rescues
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A typical multi-pitch climbing stance – Ogwen

Our 2 day multi-pitch climbing course will cover as much as time allows and will give you a great introduction to the skills needed to operate efficiently on mountain crags. Add more days though and give us loads of scope for moving you on significantly as a climber. You’ll also get more time for days of amazing climbing on some really awe-inspiring mountain routes.

This Multi-pitch Climbing Course runs from the Lake District and Snowdonia. For courses in Scotland, please see Highland Ascents.

In addition, we also offer a variety of other rock climbing courses, these are:


Price and dates: Prices are in the table below. We run private courses at a time that suits you. If you are on your own and don’t want a 1:1 course, let us know and we’ll do our best to hook you up with other likeminded people.

Course length (private courses)Price per person
2-day introductory course

4-day comprehensive course
1 person (1:1) £420

2 people (1:2)£220

1 person (1:1) £795

2 people (1:2) £420

Click here to make a booking or to find out more. You can also contact us by telephone on 07702 942980.

Ages and abilities: We can cater for all ages and abilities, but being happy to second Severe would help you get the most of this course.

Group sizes and ratios: We put your safety first so the maximum instructor:client ratio that we will work to is 1:2 – if your party is bigger than 2 people then there will be more than one instructor.

Venue: We will choose a venue that minimises the travelling that you need to do. We are spoilt for choice in the Lakes, Snowdonia and in Scotland too.

Kit: A kit list will be shared with you when you book, but all you really need are warm and waterproof ‘outdoor’ clothes and footwear. If needed we will lend you a harnesses, helmet and rock gear. We advise that you use your own kit if you have it so that you get familiar with it under expert tuition. We will provide all ropes.

Times: Generally we would look to meet at around 09.15 and be finished by around 16.30. We believe in bespoke, tailored days so we will always do our best to work around your other commitments and time constraints.

Guided days