Rock Climbing Taster Session (Public)

A half day session to come and try Rock Climbing in the Peak District

Summary

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.

Rock Climbing Taster Session (Public)

Price : £59.00 per person

Location : Peak District

Duration : half day

Ratio : 1:6

Minimum age : 13

What's Included :
  • Expert Instruction
  • All technical equipment
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Free parking onsite
  • 5% discount on equipment in our shop
  • 5% of sales go to The Pure Outdoor Foundation

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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 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. We 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!
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.
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.