Outdoor Rock Climbing Taster Day

Beginner Outdoor Rock Climbing day on the world class climbing venues of the Peak District

Summary

Tackling your very first outdoor climb can be intimidating. Where to go? What equipment to use? How to do it safely? Don't worry we cover this and all the basics on this fun and action packed day of outdoor rock climbing. No more excuses, it's time to get out there.

Outdoor Rock Climbing Taster Day

Price : £89.00 per person

Location : Peak District

Duration : 1 day

Ratio : 1:6

Minimum age : 13

What's Included :
  • All technical equipment and instruction
  • Complimentary use of our climbing wall after the course
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • 5% discount on equipment in our shop

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Highlights

  • Suitable for everyone; Overcome a fear of heights or challenge yourself mentally and physically
  • Gain the skills you need to climb safely and effectively
  • Low instructor to participant ratio ensures lots of hands on climbing experience

Course Overview

If you're looking to try rock climbing for the first time, then our Outdoor Rock Climbing Taster Day is perfect for you! The Peak District has some of the best rock climbing spots in the UK, and our experienced instructors can help you find just the right level of challenge, whether you're a bit nervous about heights or ready to push yourself to the limit.


Don't worry if you've never climbed before, because we'll teach you all you need to know to stay safe. After that, it's all about getting as much hands-on experience as possible. We'll help you build your confidence and show you how to climb efficiently, so you can achieve more than you ever thought possible. If you've climbed indoors before and want to try real rock climbing or just want to refresh your skills, our taster day is perfect for you too! 


At our training centre, The Adventure Hub, we've got an indoor bouldering wall and a rope-work training space. Of course, we're always up for taking you outside to climb on real rock, but on those mixed weather days when we've exhausted the sheltered crags, our indoor facility is awesome. Plus, it's only for Pure Outdoor clients!


As a certified B Corp, we're committed to improving our ethical and environmental impact, and we've already taken steps to reduce the environmental footprint of running this course.


So come on out and join us for an unforgettable day of outdoor adventure!

Course Outcomes

  • Understand what equipment is necessary and how to use it correctly
  • Develop and practise climbing movement skills on real rock
  • Safely fit a harness and tie into a rope
  • Belay and lower effectively and safely
  • Understand climbing guide books and grading systems

Course Information

YOUR ROCK CLIMBING TASTER DAY
9:30 - 16:30


Get ready to have a great introduction to rock climbing on a glorious gritstone crag.

ARRIVE AT THE ADVENTURE HUB BASE
Your instructor will welcome you and discuss the aims of the course and you own aspirations over a great cup of fresh Italian coffee or tea.

COLLECT AND CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT
You will be sized up for helmets, rock shoes and harnesses. All you need to do is check your food, water and clothing is suitable for the conditions and check that your rucksack is suitably packed ready for what the weather may throw at you.

TRAVEL TO CLIMB LOCATION
The exact location will depend on the weather and the aims and abilities of the group. Typically this is a 15 minute drive from The Adventure Hub.

PRACTICAL CLIMBING SESSION
Your instructor will demonstrate and explain the basics of the safety system and give you a chance to practise tying in and belaying each other. You will then be shown and coached on different key climbing techniques as you scale a number of routes throughout the day all whilst gaining confidence and experience with the rope systems. Usually we cover a number of buttresses along the crag over the course of the day.

BACK TO THE ADVENTURE HUB
Once we are off the hill we will return to The Adventure Hub. With fresh coffee in hand, we summarise the key learning points from the day's adventure, discuss your progress so far and set some personalised development targets for your blossoming climbing career.

  • We provide all technical equipment including harness, helmet and rock shoes
  • Clothing suited to the weather (waterproofs, warm tops, etc)
  • Good comfortable footwear for walking to the crag
  • A good supply of snacks and a drink
  • Sun cream, hat and sunglasses (you just never know!)
  • If you have your own harness or a shiny piece of climbing kit bring it and we will help you use it appropriately

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  • As a Certified B Corp, we’re one of a growing number of global businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance.
  • Our well-equipped training centre, The Adventure Hub, is Carbon Neutral.
  • We encourage car sharing wherever feasible.
  • We encourage the use of public transport on all our courses. Bamford Railway Station is 5 minutes' walk and we enjoy direct bus connections to Sheffield and nearby villages.
  • We offer free camping kit for guests staying locally and looking to cut down on luggage.
  • Our staff are trained to prolong the life of equipment used on this course, where it is possible to recycle equipment at the end of its life, we do so appropriately.
  • We operate in small teams at low ratios to reduce our impact on the venues we use and other countryside users.
  • We donate 5% of the value of all sales to The Pure Outdoor Foundation.


  • The physical and mental benefits of outdoor activities are numerous and well documented, we firmly believe that those benefits should be available to as many people as possible.

  • If you are interested in experiencing any of our activities but feel unable to do so then please contact us to discuss your specific needs, we will always try to find a solution that works for you.

  • There are a range of simple adaptions we can make to our scheduled courses such as choosing venues with minimal walking or easy access to toilet facilities, providing cold storage facilities for temperature sensitive medications, allowing additional time or arranging for participants to be accompanied by a trusted aide.

  • When participation as part of an open group isn't appropriate we can arrange private tuition. This allows for a more tailored approach and a much wider range of adaptions such as assisted climbing and abseiling techniques for participants with significant physical or mobility issues.

  • If private tuition is unaffordable then we can sometimes offer subsidised places to bring the price back in line with our scheduled courses .These are provided by the Pure Outdoor Foundation whose goal is to bring as many people as possible into the outdoors, please enquire about availability.


  • Clear communication before the activity is crucial so, as well as telephone and email conversations, we can also arrange to meet participants directly at a venue days or weeks beforehand to identify any specific barriers and begin addressing any anxieties.

FAQs

Start time: 09:30 - Finish time: 16:30. Please note, these times are approximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when booking public transport.

Anyone aged 13 or over can attend any of our scheduled courses with the exception of Mountain Biking and Winter Skills where the minimum age is 18 unless accompanied by a parent.

We hold an AALA license and are able to take out children who are younger than 13, however we only offer this on a private guided basis. See our private guiding rates, as this can work out very competitive, especially when booking as a family. There is no maximum age, if you feel young enough to attend then you are very welcome!

Bookings can be made online or over the phone. All of our courses can be booked in 3 ways:


a) Attend a scheduled course. 

These are open to the public to anyone that meets the pre-requisites. We often advertise many dates for each course, we generally always list 12 months of available dates. This is the most popular and often works out the most cost-effective way of attending our courses.


b) Add a date to our schedule. 

On some courses, we can add extra dates to our schedule, providing you are booking for a certain minimum number of participants, this could be as low as only 2 people. To give us plenty of time to assign staff to your course, you can only add a date to the schedule if it is more than 7 days in advance.


c) Make a private booking.

All of our courses can be booked privately, with a private instructor just for you or your group. This gives you the flexibility to book any date that suits you and also it means the instructor can fine-tune the course content to suit your aspirations. To make a private booking, you just need to fill out a booking request, we will then get back to you with availability and a price. 


d) Book our premium 'Private Booking Plus+' service.

All the benefits of the private booking service, with lots of additional extras including meet & greet at your hotel, luxury picnic hamper including Champagne, digital photo pack, flexible booking arrangements and a pre-activity consultancy to allow your first-class instructor extra time to design your special day. To make a private booking plus+ booking, you just need to fill our a booking request, we will then get back to you with availability and a price. 

Our instructors can be booked privately to deliver this course. Benefit from private tuition, pick a date that suits you and your instructor can design the day to suit your needs. You can hire one of our instructors from just £240 inc vat per day. (Click here to book a private course)