The Lake District was the birthplace of British rock climbing. Beginning in the summer of 1886 with the ascent of Napes Needle by Haskett Smith. The popularity of climbing has increased somewhat since then; the BMC states 5 million wall users in 2005. There has to be a reason why so many people are interested? For those not already hooked the feeling of topping out on your first climb, and indeed subsequent climbs, is hard to describe. I’ve certainly found myself whooping with joy and having a little jig. There are many different aspects to the sport including climbing walls, bouldering, single and multi-pitch, ice, alpine and big wall climbing. Ascent Training's rock climbing courses will be extremely beneficial to all from novice climbers to those with more experience and MLTUK courses for aspiring SPA holders (Please visit APEX TRAINING). Every course is run by experienced, fully qualified staff.
Most courses listed below can be run in other areas of the UK including the Peak District, Wales and Scotland. There would need to be sufficient course members wishing to undertake a course in a particular area however, so please contact us.
View a list of our pre-programmed rock climbing course dates here.
Learn to lead climb using natural protection in Mallorca. Perfect weather and perfect rock.
This five day course will help you progress to become a confident lead climber at outdoor rock venues. The course is structured to help you become self sufficient as quickly as possible, covering anchor selection and construction, rope handling, abseiling and many other skills unique to outdoor climbing.
So you've been cranking on plastic over the winter, know how to belay and have decided you are hooked on climbing but the thought of climbing outside is a little daunting.
These courses are designed for climbers wishing to learn the skills to lead on leader placed protection and/or improve their climbing skills.
Possibly over many years you have been safely climbing, steadily improving your grade. You have had the odd little epic and solved the problem until one day you scare yourself. Or someone says ‘have you ever climbed at Gogarth'? The name sends shivers down your spine, is it as scary as everyone makes out? Should I learn how not to get into trouble and should it happen, how to get out of it? This course is designed for you.
This course is designed for those with some experience of rock climbing who wish to improve their rope skills, climbing ability and possibly learn to lead.
Though this course is ideal for the complete novice it is also designed for those with a little experience.
This course is designed for the complete novice who wishes to learn the basics of the sport.