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Rock Climbing Peak District

The Peak District

• Half, full & two-day outdoor rock climbing courses
• Learn rope techniques and climbing movement tips
• All safety equipment and tuition is included
• Explore the Peak District from a brand new angle!

What's Included

  • Beginners outdoor rock climbing courses
  • All safety equipment is included
  • Complimentary use of our climbing wall after the course
  • Refreshments are included
  • You will form part of a group of up to 12 participants

Half/One Day Course

  • Gain the skills you need to climb safely and effectively
  • Understand what equipment is necessary and how to use it correctly
  • Develop and practise climbing movement skills on real rock
  • Safely fit a harness and tie into a rope
  • Belay and lower effectively and safely
  • Understand climbing guide books and grading systems

Two Day Course

  • Add a second day and you will have even more opportunity for hands on experience of climbing
  • Your instructor will introduce you to a greater range of climbing techniques
  • You will also have the opportunity to look more closely at associated skills, such as abseiling 
  • Please note: this is a non-residential course, so accommodation is not provided but can be recommended when booking your date

What Can I Expect

Go rock climbing in the Peak District and see if you've got that head for heights! The outdoor crags of Derbyshire offer some of the most varied sport climbs in the country, with something to suit every level. 

These half-day, one-day and two-day introductory Peak District rock climbing courses are perfect for those with no, or very little climbing experience. Fully qualified instructors lead the sessions and you'll learn loads all about climbing, which, as you'll soon discover, is a really popular outdoor pastime all over the Peak District.

As well as tackling easily accessible rock climbing routes, you will be shown rope techniques and climbing movement tips. On the longer courses, there'll be time to be taught how to belay - that's when you are securing the rope for your partner when they're doing the climbing.

Contrary to popular belief, it's not a question of physical strength. Rock climbing is more about sensing where to place your hands and feet and having the courage to conquer the mental challenge the rock face presents. These beginner Peak District rock climbing sessions are an ideal starting point.

You might be thinking climbing is too scary to try, especially if the last time you climbed anything was a tree in the garden when you were a child. But don't worry. With the expert instructors hosting, you'll discover how rock climbers overcome their initial fears, by learning to trust the security of their rope and equipment. For many, it comes down to practice and repetition.

In fact, when you are accustomed to climbing, you are so concentrated on the next move, that you seldom have time to remember or think about anything else! We think you'll love this chance to explore the Peak District rock climbing - and if you go for the two day course, you can make a rather lovely weekend of it!


  • Half day sessions operate on selected Sundays from 09.30 until 12:30
  • One day sessions generally operate on Selected Saturdays from 09:30 to around 16:30
  • Two day courses are generally Saturday-Sunday with occasional weekday dates available


  • At various locations in the Peak District

Suitable For

  • A course ideal for those with little or no knowledge on climbing
  • Minimum age 13 and under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
  • Participants must be of a good level of fitness

Anything Else

  • Suitable outdoor clothing that will keep you warm and dry should be worn
  • Decent trainers or walking boots should also be worn for the walking parts of the day
  • A packed lunch is required