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

intro to sport climbing



Location: Snowdonia

Experience: None required, some indoor climbing recommended. 

Ratio: 1:2 

Duration: 2 days

Price: £175 per person (10% when two people book together)

Sport climbing is a form of outdoor rock climbing that involves routes equipt with permanent anchors (called bolts). It requires certain skill sets in order to perform safely, however, requires less equipment, skills, and risk when compared with trad climbing. Therefore it is a great way to begin your outdoor climbing career when progressing from the indoor gym. It's also a safer way to push your grade on real rock, and a good stepping stone and training technique for learning to traditional climb.

What to Expect


Meet: Normally we meet around 8:15 or 9am in Llanberis  
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 a waterproof), packed lunch, water (2L), sun cream, mosquito spray, walking boots or trainers. Thermos flask. Any climbing Equipment you own. Click here for a full kit list.


What You will do & learn


  • 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
  • Real lead climbing
  • lowering off
  • setting a rope for top roping
  • assessing bolts



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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