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Indoor to Outdoor Rock Climbing Course

You've climbed indoors but are keen to test your skills on real rock, we can give you the skills you need. A whole world of adventure is out there for you to experience. What are you waiting for?

Indoor to Outdoor Rock Climbing Course

Price : £399.00 per person

Location : Peak District

Duration : 4 Days

Ratio : 1:4

What's Included :

  • All technical equipment and instruction
  • Complimentary use of our bouldering wall after the course
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • 5% discount on equipment in our shop

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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

Course Overview

This four day Indoor to Outdoor Climbing Course is designed 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. During the course you will cover everything we include in our Improvers Climbing and Learn to Lead Climb Courses.


All our highly skilled instructors are passionate climbers and we are confident that you will find their enthusiasm infectious. After the four 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.

Our training centre 'The Adventure Hub' has an indoor climbing facility along with a rope rigging skills and training area. Of course, we are all ready to take you climbing outside on real rock, but for those rainy days when we have exhausted our selection of sheltered crags, it's a great facility and exclusive to Pure Outdoor.

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

YOUR INDOOR TO OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING COURSE

4 DAYS
9.30 - 16:30


Four days of building on the skills you have learnt indoors and developing completely new techniques for outdoor climbing to give you the confidence to tackle single pitch climbs completely independently.

ARRIVE AT THE ADVENTURE HUB
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'll begin by checking through any equipment you have brought along with you and picking up anything else that is required from our stores as well as ensuring you are equipped for whatever the weather may throw at you.

TRAVEL TO COURSE LOCATION

The exact location will depend on the weather and the aims and abilities of the group. 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.

PRACTICAL CLIMBING SESSION
You will spend the whole day working on practical, hands on activities. 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. Soon the emphasis moves to lead climbing itself where you will develop rope management skills and how to place gear for running anchors as well as working on the mental aspects of being a leader. At each stage you will find yourself making progressively more decisions about how to approach a climb with your instructor always available to advise.

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 ongoing climbing adventure.

  • We can 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
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 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. 

Yes of course, you are welcome to leave anything (luggage) at the training centre during your course with us.

View dates & book now

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.