Single-Pitch, Introduction to Rock Climbing
The Lake District is known as the birthplace of traditional rock climbing. With its wide variety of climbing routes, crags and buttresses to choose from, it’s the perfect setting for making your first moves on the rock.
Exped Adventure’s experienced climbing instructors will teach you all of the basic climbing skills in our introductory rock climbing courses. With 1:2 instruction, you’ll experience climbing in the Lake District in a safe way under the direct supervision of our expert instructors. On the highly accessible crags of the Lake District you will learn the essential skills of rope work and belaying – and most importantly you’ll get to do lots of climbing.
The Lake District has excellent single-pitch crags, with popular venues in Langdale, Eskdale and Borrowdale. Short walk-ins, great settings and a variety of routes are what we aim for during this course.
You will learn about:
- use of equipment (harness, ropes and belay devices)
- tying into the rope
- climbing moves
- belaying and lowering
Please bring suitable clothing that will keep you warm and dry in most weathers and some sturdy footwear for walking to and from the climbing areas. Bring a packed lunch.
9am Meet at our offices in Staveley, LA8 9LW. We will do an equipment check to make sure everyone is suitably kitted out for the day.
Which crag we select depends on weather, group experience and size of group. Transfer to the crag is included in the price and may take anywhere between 30min and an hour. To get to the crag from roadside parking may take 15-20min of walk-in.
Some decent trainers or walking boots are required for this.
Bring a packed lunch as we have lunch out at the crag
3.30pm: Last few routes
Time to start packing up and heading back to the van.
4-4.30pm: We head back to the office for a de-brief and another cup of tea before finishing up the course and heading home.
– climbing instructor (1:4 guide/client ratio)
– all climbing equipment