Rock Skills - Introduction To Trad Climbing

Keswick, Lake District
Group size
Max 6 people
Experience level
1 day
0 miles
The Rock Skills courses provide a pathway towards independent outdoor rock climbing, accredited by Mountain Training and designed for people to start as complete beginners, or join a course at what ever level they are at.

About the trip

This 1 day course is your key to getting started! No previous experience of trad climbing is required. The content of the course is aimed at beginners, giving you knowledge about equipment use, locating crags and routes, staying safe at the crag, outdoor movement techniques and the fundamental skills to start your outdoor climbing journey.

Course meeting point: Keswick
Course timings: 9am – 5pm
Course numbers: maximum 6 participants

Course requirements: no previous climbing experience required. Participants do need to register for the Rock Skills schemes with Mountain Training as this is an accredited course. It costs £20 (free for under 18s), and gives you an online logbook, new climbers info and access to future skills courses and instructional awards.

Travel logistics: I encourage people to car share or use public transport if possible, in order to make the course accessible and minimise our environmental impact. We will share cars to a local crag, there are good train links to Penrith, and buses in to Keswick. Please inform me when booking if you are planning on using public transport.

Minimum age: 12
(Note: under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

My courses are always catered to the clients, relaxed, fun and involve as much climbing and learning as possible! Bespoke dates are available on request.

More information on these courses and to register with Mountain Training here:
Further info and FAQs/booking conditions are available on request.
Please contact me through Guide Base


Excellent knowledge of the local area
Qualified Instructor
All the equipment needed

Not included

Travel to and from Keswick
Food & drink
Suitable Clothing
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