activities> peak district climbing courses > Rock Climbing Taster Session
£49.00 per person

Location: Adventure Hub · Peak District

Duration: half day

Ratio: 1:6

What you get:

  • Expert Instruction
  • All technical equipment
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Free parking onsite
  • 5% discount on equipment in our shop

Rock Climbing Taster Session

Keen to try climbing on real rock but not sure where to start? Don't know a carabiner from a belay plate? We cover this and all the basics on this fun and action packed morning of outdoor rock climbing. Every life changing adventure starts with a single, small step. Maybe this is yours.

Highlights
  • Exciting and challenging experience
  • Expert Instructors to guide and coach you
  • Great for individuals or groups
Course Overview
For those who would like to try Outdoor Rock Climbing who have little or no previous experience.

Rock Climbing is fun, safe, exciting and challenging. Climb as many routes as you can – easier, intermediate or more challenging rock climbs from 8 to 20 metres high. An individually tailored climbing session where each person can climb at a level that they find comfortable and appropriate. 

The session to include; fitting and adjusting your climbing harness and helmet, useful climbing techniques, safe use of a belay device to support your climbing partner whilst climbing or lowering off. 

The Peak District National Park offers some of the best single pitch Rock Climbing in the country with venues set in picturesque locations including Stanage, Burbage and Froggatt Edge.
Course Outcomes
  • Understand how to put a harness on and tie in
  • Learn a new skill
  • Climb several routes on outdoor rock 
  • Spend time in the beautiful Peak District
Course Information

YOUR ROCK CLIMBING TASTER SESSION

9:30 - 13:00


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


ARRIVE AT THE ADVENTURE HUB

Your instructor will welcome you and discuss the aims of the course and your 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 do is check you have snacks, a drink  and clothing that is suitable for the conditions.


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. For those that are just joining the morning session on a full day course we usually ask you to drive to the venue in your own transport to enable you to get away easily at lunch time.


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 morning all whilst gaining confidence and experience with the rope systems.


END OF THE SESSION

At the end of the session the instructor will recap your session and answer any questions. At this point you are free to explore the peak district. Feel free to pick the instructors brains for suitable walks in the area.

  • 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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FAQs
Start time: 09:30 - Finish time:13:00. Please note, these times areapproximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when bookingpublic transport.
As much as many of our instructors are dog lovers, this often isn't suitable if you are booking onto a scheduled course, as we can't guarantee that other members of the group don't have an allergy or problem with dogs. If you do want to bring a pet, we will happily accommodate you if you book a private instructor for you or your group.
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. 

It is essential that you let us know about any medical condition or injury when booking and that you also let your instructor know on the starting day of your course. This information will remain completely confidential but is essential to allow us to tailor our activities to suit you and to ensure the safety of other group members.
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.
This course is a non-residential course, so we do not provide any accommodation. However there are many amazing places to stay locally. Take a look at our accommodation guide in the info section for more information.
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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.