activities > peak district climbing courses > Indoor to Outdoor Rock Climbing Course
£479.00 per person

Location: Adventure Hub · Peak District

Duration: 5 Days

Ratio: 1:4

Prices include:

  • All technical equipment and instruction.
  • Complimentary use of our bouldering wall after the course.
  • Complimentary refreshments.
  • 10% discount on equipment in our shop

Highlights
  • Develop all the skills you need to be an independent outdoor rock climber.
  • Practise your new found skills on the world class climbing in the beautiful Peak District.
  • Low participant to instructor ratio to maximise climbing time.
Summary
This 5 day Indoor to Outdoor Climbing Course is designed to for anybody who has some experience of indoor climbing and wants to make the transition to being a fully independent outdoor rock climber. Along the way you will have the opportunity to climb some of the world class single pitch routes that can be found in the Peak District. Over the course of the week you will cover everything we include in our Improvers Climbing and Learn to Lead Climb Single Pitch Courses.

All our highly skilled instructors are passionate climbers and we are confident that you will find their enthusiasm infectious. After the 5 days you will leave feeling confident in your own abilities and keen to explore the countless opportunities for climbing adventures both in the UK and around the world.
Course Outcomes
  • Understand and practise the skills required to second a lead climber on a traditionally protected route. 
  • Understand and be able to apply the principles of building a safe climbing anchor. 
  • Gain a thorough knowledge of suitable equipment for lead climbing. 
  • Understand correct and efficient placement of protection equipment while climbing.  
  • Know how to deal with common problems that might occur while leading. 
  • Understand techniques for rope management and belaying for lead climbs. 
  • Develop and refine effective and efficient climbing techniques. 
  • Use a guidebook to select an appropriate climb to suit your ability and ambitions. 
  • Have a knowledge of climbing etiquette and environmental issues. 
  • Do a lot of climbing!
Course Information
When you arrive at our base, The Adventure Hub, your instructor will briefly discuss your previous climbing experience along with what you would like to achieve during the course. Each of the days will then follow a similar structure. 

 After ensuring that everyone has the necessary equipment you will very quickly be heading out to the venue that has been chosen based on the weather and the aims for the day. Most of the venues that we use are approximately 15 minutes drive from our office and when you arrive you can expect to walk for between 5 and 15 minutes to reach the rock itself.  
You will spend the whole day working on practical, hands on activities as each day builds on the techniques you have already learned. Expect to do a lot of climbing as you practise your new-found skills. You will stop briefly for a packed lunch (not provided) at the crag so that we can minimise the travel time and maximise the climbing. 
At the end of the day you will return to The Adventure Hub for a coffee and debrief where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and decide on what your priorities should be for continued improvement. If you have any energy left then you are welcome to use our indoor bouldering wall where a bit of friendly competition is not uncommon! 

 While the exact order of teaching is based on your previous experience and ambitions a typical course will proceed something like this:

Initially the focus is on the skills associated with being a competent ‘second’. You will practise safe and effective belaying of a lead climber and the removal of protection while climbing. This is an excellent way to begin the process of understanding the different types of climbing equipment and how to use them appropriately and efficiently. The underlying principles of building climbing anchors will be introduced to you and you will use them in a variety of situations to build stances and belay a climber to the top of a route. 

After reviewing and practising the placement of climbing protection for running belays you will move on to actually leading a climb. This process will be safeguarded in a variety of ways by your instructor as they slowly work to improve your confidence and abilities. You may find your first attempt at leading is protected from above by a top rope or your instructor may opt to ascend a rope next to you so they can offer advice and assistance at any part of the climb. 

You will continue to improve the placement of protection, develop rope management skills, learn alternative options for anchors as well as working on the mental aspects of lead climbing. At each stage you will find yourself making progressively more decisions about how to approach a climb with your instructor always available to advise. By slowly removing any direct help in a controlled and safe environment while all the time refining and adapting your new-found skills your instructor will ensure that you finish the course feeling confident in your ability to lead single pitch climbs independently.
All technical equipment can be provided. If you already have any equipment of your own then you are welcome to bring it along.
Some previous climbing experience is required. This could have been gained indoors or outdoors.
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.
We are exceptionally lucky to be located a 5 minute walk from Bamford Train Station on the railway line that links Sheffield to Manchester. This also means we are very easy to get to from London.

We have noticed that the first connecting train from London is often around 09:36am, and courses often start at 09:30am, if you let us know that you are coming in on the train, we will happily delay the course start to suit.

We try to stick to our published course finish times but occasionally conditions on the day mean we overrun slightly. If you are travelling home by train please ensure that you have left sufficient time after the course end time and inform your instructor on the day of your travel plans.
Anyone aged 13 or over can attend any of our scheduled courses, either with or without an accompanying adult.
We do hold an AALA license and are able to take out younger children, 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!
Almost all courses begin and end at our base, The Adventure Hub, where you will have access to complimentary tea and coffee. 

We do not provide food as part of our courses and you will need to bring a packed lunch along for each day. There is a cafe on-site that can provide you with sandwiches, cakes and drinks. If you pre-book a lunch with them they will deliver it fresh to our offices first thing each morning. Taste Buds cafe can be reached directly on 01433 208008.
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 our 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. 
Yes of course, you are welcome to leave anything (luggage) at the training centre during your course with us.
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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 £199 per day. Click here to book a private course.