- Bespoke dates and courses tailored to you -
- BMC adult and youth days -
- Accredited Mountain Training Rock Skills courses -
Courses and guided climbs are tailored to you, but here are some suggestions...
Indoors to Outdoors
Take your very first steps climbing outdoors, or build on the basic skills you already have. I'll work on you becoming a competent second, introduce key ropework and gear placement skills, and give you the confidence to begin move towards independent outdoor rock climbing on sport or trad.
Learn to Lead
Expert, focussed tuition in leading trad climbs will make a huge difference in your confidence, safety and rate of development. These courses will vary in length depending on your experience. Ideally a 1:2 ratio will allow me to be alongside the lead climber on a separate rope, ensuring quality gear placements and giving maximum support.
Push your grade
I am experienced in pushing my own climbing, dealing with fear, and coaching others through those boundaries and benchmark grades. I'll look carefully at your lead climbing, and assess which aspects will gain the most improvement. We can work on your gear placement skills, movement, tactics, head game and route reading...giving you the support you need to see a new lease of life in your climbing. These courses can be focussed on trad, sport or boudering.
* see also my coaching page
The Lake District is famous for it's multipitch climbs and mountain crags. Multipitch climbing is far more intimidating and committing than single pitch climbing, and requires more experience, skill and judgement. It is also an awesome adventure, taking you to fantastic places with a huge sense of exposure. We can deliver fully guided classic multipitch adventures of any grade, or teach you the necessary multipitch skills along the way to move you towards independant climbing.
Single pitch climbing days for family groups or friends. Enjoy a day of outdoor climbing, while learning some skills along the way. Venues in Borrowdale or North Lakes.
Maximum group size of 6
£200 per day up to 4 people, £240 for 5 or 6 people
Self rescue and problem solving
Spend 1 or 2 days focussing on key skills with a professional. From basic prevention methods and problem solving, through to more advanced self rescues. Don't be fully dependant on others in your climbing, learn the skills to be independent and highly capable.
1 or 2 day courses, up to 4 people
British Mountaineering Council Courses
Ready to Rock - introductions to outdoor climbing, delivered through the British Mountaineering Council
Youth Sport Climbing - learn key skills and safe practises for outdoor sport climbing