This is an instructional-based course bridging the gap between climbing indoors and learning the basics to climbing outside safely. The Lake District is an ideal venue for the Transition to Rock course. It offers ease of access, tremendous variety of crags and levels of climbing, different rock types and beautiful mountain scenery. It will also appeal to people who have climbed outdoors but feel keen to extend their knowledge and learn more about climbing safely with friends.

During the days you are with us we will cover the basics like your climbing technique, setting up belays, placing gear, safe abseiling techniques and understanding the grading system and guide books.

For those people with more experience, the days will be pitched at a higher level, covering more advanced techniques such as leading and rescue scenarios. During the course we'll try to visit crags that will maximise your learning and have routes to match your abilities. By covering all the different aspects of climbing while you're with us, we hope that you'll build up enough confidence to start climbing outside for yourself.

Kit List

  • Climbing helmet *
  • Harness *
  • Belay device and screwgate karabiner *
  • 8ft sling with a screwgate karabiner *
  • Rock boots with sticky rubber into mountain crags
  • Rucksack (around 50 litre would be ideal)
  • Waterproof top & bottoms
  • Comfortable/warm outdoor clothing
  • Hat& gloves
  • Drinking bottle or flask
  • Food for the day
  • Appropriate footwear for walking

We can provide any item of equipment marked with a star (*) providing you tell us in advance. Should you require any other advice on equipment which you to need to bring or buy, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will do our best to help you.
On the day of the course we'll provide all the technical hardwear which includes ropes, safety equipment, a first aid kit, map/guide book, and any other communal kit we think we'll need for the day's climbing.


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