Pitch 7 on Main Wall, Cyrn Las, Llanberis Pass
Climbing on the outcrops, sea cliffs and mountains crags of Britain is as good as rock climbing gets. If you’d like to acquire the traditional climbing skills to get out cragging on your own, I’m here to help. Whether you’re just starting out or seeking to improve your existing skills, I can put together a fun, tailor-made climbing course, to suit any level of ability and experience.
If you’d simply like to climb some beautiful routes in amazing places, that’s possible too. Guided climbing days can be arranged on request throughout the spring, summer and autumn.
Guided climbing in Snowdonia
Come and enjoy a grand day’s climbing in Snowdonia. There’s a huge choice of routes to climb, with something for all tastes and all levels of climbing ability. The mountain crags and ridges of Snowdonia are home to just about every type of climb you could wish for. The area particularly excels in its number of long mountaineering style routes and classic multi-pitch climbs.
North Wales is my home and I know the local crags and mountains really well. I’m good at choosing the right climbs to suit your ability and aspirations. I also know where to find dry rock on showery days, cool rock on hot days and quiet climbs on busy weekends. If there’s a specific climb you’ve always wanted to do, let me know and if it’s at all possible I’ll make it happen.
How does a day’s guided climbing work?
Let me know the date(s) you’re interested in and I’ll get straight back to you about my availability. The cost for a day’s climbing is £220 for one person, or £250 for two people. Just bring your rock shoes, adequate clothing for the day’s weather (I’ll let you know the forecast) and some tasty lunch. All technical climbing equipment is provided, including a harness and helmet if you don’t have your own.
We’d normally meet at 8.30am in the valley where our climbs for the day are located (we can’t as yet share transport due to Covid restrictions). We’d climb all day, aiming to be back in valley around 5pm. There’s flexibility to this, just ask.
Rock climbing courses in North Wales
With masses of easily accessible, quality rock climbs of all grades, Snowdonia is the perfect place to learn trad rock climbing skills. It’s stunningly beautiful too. If you’d like to start trad climbing, or improve your technical skills, just let me know where you’re currently at with your climbing, and we can take it from there. Looking at the time you have available, I’d put together a course to cover as many useful skills as possible to help move your climbing along. We’d climb some good routes too, putting everything into practice before you head off on your own.
If you already know what you’re after, you can specify exactly what you’d like to cover. Here are some courses I’ve put together in the past…
– a day’s beginner’s climbing course (or a taster of outdoor climbing)
– a day of basic climbing skills to become a competent multi-pitch ‘second’
– how to set up top-ropes at single pitch crags
– how to lead your own trad routes (place protection and build belays)
– a day of specific skills for leading multi-pitch routes
– how to become slicker and faster for climbing long mountain routes
– improvised rescue techniques using only the gear you’d normally be carrying
You can book anything from a single day’s instruction to a week-long course. This can be for yourself, with a friend or for a group. To make a booking, or if you’ve any questions about arranging a climbing course, drop me an email, or give me a call. I’m always happy to chat.