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

Location: Adventure Hub · Peak District

Duration: half day

Ratio: 1:6

Prices include:

  • All technical equipment and instruction
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Free parking onsite
  • 10% discount on equipment in our shop

Highlights
Exciting and challenging experience
Expert Instructors to guide and coach you
Great for individuals or groups
Summary
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
After arriving at our base, The Adventure Hub, your instructor will briefly outline the objectives for the session and ensure that everyone has climbing shoes, a harness and a helmet to wear. 

Very quickly you will be travelling out to the climbing venue which will be chosen on the basis of weather conditions along with the experience and ambitions of the group as a whole. T

he vast majority of venues that we use are around a 15 minute drive from our office. Once you have arrived you can expect to walk for between 5 and 15 minutes to arrive at the climbing itself. Initially the focus is on safety and you will learn about fitting your harness, tying into a rope and using a belay plate to protect a climb. These skills will continue to be refined throughout the session but the main focus quickly shifts onto climbing effectively and efficiently. The Peak District is known around the world for the quality and variety of the climbing available so we can always find routes to provide the right level of challenge no matter who you are and what you are hoping to achieve.
We provide all technical equipment including harness, helmet and rock shoes
No prior experience necessary
FAQs
Start time: 09:30 - Finish time: 13:00. Please note, these times are approximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when booking public 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 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. 
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.