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Guided scrambling in the Lake District, Snowdonia & Scotland

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Scrambling with Lakeland Ascents

Let us help you to bridge the gap between mountain walking and climbing, by getting your hands on the rock and completing one of the UK’s classic graded scrambles. We have a vast knowledge of amazing scrambling journeys through the mountains of the Lake District and Snowdonia at all grades, from the accessible Grade 1 to the technical and challenging Grade 3 upwards.

At Lakeland Ascents, we pride ourselves in ensuring that your guided scrambling day is tailored to your own personal ambitions, so if you’ve got an idea of a scramble that you’ve always wanted to do, then we will be happy to be your guide. If not, there are hundreds of great scrambling routes in the UK, so we are certain that we can find one that works for you. Here are some suggestions and ‘must-do’ guided scrambling days:

The Lake District
  • G1: The Helvellyn Traverse, taking in Striding Edge, the summit plateau and Swiral Edge
  • G1: Blencathra (aka Saddleback) via Sharp Edge and Halls Fell Ridge
  • G2: Tarn Crag, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark excursion, Langdale
  • G3: Slab and Notch Route, Pillar – the least accessible of the ‘Nuttalls’ and the ‘Birketts’
  • G3: Pinnacle Ridge on St. Sunday Crag
  • G3+/Diff: Corvus and Cam Crag Ridge, Borrowdale
  • G1: Tryfan via the North Ridge
  • G1: Crib Goch – the ‘only’ way to climb Snowdon
  • G2: Bastow Buttress, on the East Face of Tryfan
  • G3: Idwal Buttress and Cneifion Arete, Cwm Cneifion
  • G3+: Dolmen Ridge, Glyder Fach


Scotland (via our sister company Highland Ascents)

  • G2: The Aonach Eagach – exposure from the start to the finish – the classic way to experience the vistas of the Pass of Glencoe
  • G3: Curved Ridge on Buchaille Etive Mor
  • Diff: Ben Nevis’ Tower Ridge – 700m of Diff level climbing. The UK’s only ‘true’ Alpine ridge


In addition, we also offer a variety of other scrambling courses and mountaineering courses. These are:



Prices for a day of guided scrambling are shown in the table below.

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

Number of peoplePrice per person
- full day of guiding
1 person£220
2 people£120

Ages and abilities: We can cater for all ages and abilities, regardless of whether you are new to climbing and want to experience your first multi-pitch line, or whether you’re an experienced climber wanting the security of a guide on that harder route you’ve had your eye on.

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 suits your aspirations and minimises the travelling that you need to do. We are spoilt for choice in the Lakes, Snowdonia and in Scotland too.

Kit:  We will share a kit list with you when you book, but all you really need are warm and waterproof ‘outdoor’ clothes and footwear. If you have your own climbing harness, helmet and shoes then great, but if not then don’t worry as you can borrow the items from us for free. 

Times: Generally we would look to meet at around 09.30 and be down off the hill for 17.00. However, we believe in bespoke, tailored days so we will always do our best to work around your other commitments and time constraints.

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