- a slice of adventure in your busy life -
Climb the gritstone crags of the Peak District
A weekend of rock climbing in the famous and beautiful Peaks
Enjoy the experience of climbing outdoors with the exhilaration of topping out onto Stanage Moor with the stunning views across the Peak District. The gritstone crags of the Peak District are world famous as a climbing venue. The texture of the rock is very tactile and easy to grip onto, and this was one of the key places where traditional rock climbing emerged in this country.
The highly qualified and experienced instructors will deliver the course in a relaxed fashion giving you the skills to climb the gritstone edges safely and confidently. The skills taught during this course are:
- Knot tying
- Use of correct equipment
- Injury prevention
- Movement Skills
- Climbing techniques
We stay at our lovely campsite with only a short warm up walk of around 10 minutes to get you to the gritstone edges of Stanage Edge.
A picnic lunch will be taken near the rock face on Saturday with an evening barbecue at the campsite on Saturday night. On Sunday, after our morning session we will have Sunday lunch in a great local pub.
Some indoor climbing experience is required, but no outdoor climbing experience is necessary. Beginners welcome.
- All climbing equipment except climbing shoes.
- All camping equipment, including our Tipi for socialising and tents for sleeping in.
- All meals, so picnic lunch and supper on Saturday, campsite breakfast and pub lunch on Sunday. Drinks not included.
What to bring and what to wear
- Climbing shoes if you have them. If not a pair of grippy trainers is fine.
- Comfortable active wear for climbing. Warm jumper and hat for the evening. Waterproof jacket.
- Overnight bag.
- Water bottle.
"I wanted to introduce my partner to outdoor climbing in a safe way - this was the perfect first experience for him.? James made sure we were never caught off guard on a climb, despite wet weather, and taught us lots about climbing technique as well as safely belaying and using anchors properly. I had not been climbing for a while so confidence was an issue for me and this weekend has definitely spurred me on to keep climbing.? Delicious meals and hot tea when we needed it in the cold. Not having to put up my own tent was a bonus!! A great getaway from the big smoke and highly recommended".