Mountain Expertise - Mountaineering & Climbing Instruction based in Snowdonia
Rock Climbing Courses

Rock Climbing Courses Snowdonia 


I prefer to tailor a course to your needs. So have just put some notes together below to give you some ideas on what I can offer. 

Click here to see dates for open courses or get in contact to enquire about bespoke days out. 

Learning to Rock Climb
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Corvus, Raveb Crag Borrowdale
Learning how to climb

Try Rock Climbing

Try Rock Climbing


Never climbed on real rock before? I can introduce you to rock climbing outside on real rock. We can even do some abseiling too if you would like. You can borrow kit, so you can find out if you like climbing before commiting to buying stuff. 


We will cover the basics and get you climbing on rock, belaying and start to teach you about how climbers keep themselves safe. We will do some low level unroped climbing called bouldering, some roped climbing - don't worry the rope will always be above your head for this ready to catch you quickly if you slip. 


Two days would give you a real feel for what rock climbing is about, one day is an option too if you are just wanting a taster to see how it goes.  You can combine as a group of friends with up to 6 people, or perhaps you would like to bring along your family - that is an option too.


Get in contact to discuss your requirements. 




Rock climbing at Tremadog
Rock climbing in Pembroke
Curving Crack Clogwyn dur Arddu
Climbing Merlin, Bwlch y Moch Tremadog
Rock climbing on Lliwedd - Paradise Wall, Black & Terminal Arete
Javelin Buttress, Idwal Slabs
Devil's Bastion - Twll Ddu

Rock Climbing Skills & Development

Rock Climbing Skills and Development


Perhaps you are a wall climber keen to get outside, or maybe already done some outside climbing and keen to learn moreto keep yourself and your climbing partner safe. North Wales has some amazing climbing on a variety of rock types, single pitch, multi pitch, mountains and sea cliffs for developing skills, confidence and independence as a rock climber. 


We can cover many things including 

Building belays, placing gear, climbing movement, problem solving (what to do when it hasnt quite gone to plan!), abseiling, 

Get in contact to discuss your requirements

4 day developer course 4th - 7th July  £500 per person 


 

Lead climbing


You have spent time seconding routes but want to learn how to lead. Trad or sport I can help you achieve your goals and get you leading. I can't do this in 1 day though, I would recommend 3 days or more to get the best learning outcomes. 

If you are already leading but struggling to push on to the next grade I can help you break through that barrier. We can look at tactics, technique and any psychological barriers that are stopping you from achieving your potential.


4 day Learn to Lead  course 20th - 23rd June 

4 day Lead Climb Development course 18th - 21st July 

Get in touch to discuss your requirements and dates. 


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Abseiling into a sea cliff
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Problem Solving -& Rescue Techniques

Placing a nut whilst lead climbing
Lead Climbing at Carreg y Barcud
Flying Buttress Dinas Cromlech
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Lead Climbing

Jumaring up The Nose El Capitan
The King Swing - Pendulum
Big Wall rack
Skull Queen Washington Column
Practising Aid Climbing
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Big Wall Climbing

Problem Solving/ Improvised Rescue


I can do a 1 day quick hit or a couple of days getting you dialed with improvised rescue skills. Skills we can look at include;

Abseiling/lowering past a knot

Prussiking

Hoisting

Escaping the system  

Rescuing from a traverse

Rescuing on abseil



Aid/Big Wall Climbing


I've climbed a few big walls including the Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite and spent time teaching others the art of aid climbing. If you aspire to climb the Nose or other aid routes I can help you fast track your journey by spending a couple of days with you getting you sorted with the basics and ready for your own adventure.



Magic Crack, Coire an t-Sneachda, Cairngorms, Scotland II@2x
Lleyn Peninsula Rock Climbing
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Rock Climbing - Merlin Direct, Bwlch y Moch Tremadog
Rock climbing above the sea
Sunshine corner, Pembroke

Guided Rock Climbing

Guided Rock Climbing


You've done some climbing before and know what routes you would like to climb. Perhaps you have a list of classic routes you would like to be taken up. If so this is the way to do it. I can guide you on routes in Snowdonia or further away if you prefer. Please get in contact to discuss your requirements.