Introduction to Rock Climbing

Introduction to Rock Climbing

If this will be your first rock climbing experience, we will get you climbing some routes as quickly as possible. As well as learning some basic rope skills and fundamentals of climbing technique, you'll get the chance to climb several routes, some of which are considered classic climbs by the climbing community. Feeling nervous? Don't worry, our instructors are here to guide you through your first climbs at your own pace, giving you advice and reassurance as you go. You might be surprised just how much fun you are having when before you started you didn't think you could climb higher than six inches off the ground!

First Ascents

We can choose routes to suit your ability and level of confidence, from the very easy, to the devilishly hard! Your first climbs will be done using a method called 'top-roping' which enables us to climb multiple routes quickly, and as safely as possible. In addition to climbing yourself, you will get the chance to safeguard your friends by belaying, or securing their rope, to prevent them from falling - climbing is great for building trust! If you choose to climb for a full day, as well as getting in as much climbing as possible, you will be able to try your hand at abseiling- another thrilling way to enjoy the cliffs. You will learn the basics on some easy-angled ground before trying the real thing!