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Gym to Rock -Moving Outdoors

Learn the skills for outdoor climbing. This course will cover the essential skills you need to climb independently outdoors. Aimed at beginner and intermediate climbers that want to learn the fundamentals of outdoor rock climbing skills & whilst sampling some classic rock routes.



Location: Snowdonia

Experience: None required

Ratio: 1:2 (Normally runs with 1:2, possible with 1:4 Max)

Duration: 2 days

Price: See Table below

What to Expect


Meet: Normally we meet at 8:15 or 9 am in a cafe, either Pete's eats in Llanberis, Moel Siabod in Capel Curig, or Eric Jones at Tremadog, or South stack Cafe depending on what is most convenient for you and our plan for the day. - Joining instructions will be sent out upon booking. 
Drive: A short drive, then a short walk to a suitable climbing area.
Activities: Allowing plenty of time for several climbs, including abseiling, basic rope skills, movement technique. 
Finish: Around 4:30-5pm
What to bring: Warm ‘outdoor’ clothing (including full waterproofs), packed lunch, water, sun cream, mosquito spray, walking boots or trainers, Rucksack. Any climbing Equipment you own. Click here for a full kit list.


What You will do & learn


  • Anchors: Building, Placement, removal, Selection, Attachment, Equalization.
  • Equipment use: Harness, ropes, helmet, protection, extending runners.
  • Technical Skills: Knots, Belaying leader & second, lowering
  • Using the guidebook: Crag & Climb selection, Grades
  • Confidence Building, and movement skills
  • Personal Abseiling (rappeling), use of the prusik knot & Lowering
  • Theories into practice
  • Principals of Leading and simulated Lead climbing
  • Sport Climbing, assessing bolts, lowering off.​

What is included

  • Guiding & Instruction from a Qualified instructor
  • Any Equipment you require
  • Photos
  • Tea and Snacks
  • We may be able to provide free transport to/from the climbing area



Our Climbing courses are mostly in Snowdonia National Park. We'll meet in Llanberis and have a quick introduction over a cuppa, and decide on where to go. We'll pick the most suitable location based on you, the objectives and the weather. 
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