Mountaineering & Rock Climbing
& Scrambling Courses
`Classic Peaks & Ridges'
Ascents and traverses of some of Scotland's finest ridges, with
Inaccessible Pinnacle on the isle of Skye up for grabs. A good
head for heights is required! Full details of our Scottish Skye rock climbing, Cuillin ridge &
munros course can be found here >>>
Climbing & Abseiling
||1st lead on
'Rock Climbing' the fastest growing sport
of the decade...Why?...Testing your skill, technique and fitness against
gravity whilst safeguarding your progress with rope and the right
equipment, where mind and body combine to successfully complete a
challenging climb provides you with a buzz, reward and satisfaction
that non climbers can never fully comprehend!
This course is an ideal safe introduction to this
challenging and exciting "MAX" sport of the Nineties and
Millenium. It is also ideal
for indoor climbers venturing outdoors for the first time.
Professional qualified climbing instruction on some of Scotland's
finest crags. All relevant topics are covered including clothing,
equipment selection, rope management, anchor selection, belaying, top
roping, leading, runner placement, multi-pitch, use of guidebooks and
route choice as well as emergency procedures.
The subjects are taught in a practical situation, and
each day is spent out on the crags giving you an excellent chance to learn
and progress through the rock grades quickly and safely. We will be using
different crags and outcrops near the Cairngorms, Speyside and the NE
during the week, such as Duntelchaig, Kingussie Crag, Huntley's Cave, the sandstone sea cliffs of the Moray Firth the playground of
shoals of dolphin at Cummingston and Logie Head. If the weather is
suitable a day multi-pitch rock climbing in the glacier sculptured corries
of the beautiful Cairngorm National Park mountain range is possible.
|Sunny NE sea cliffs
There will also be rock climbing courses run in the Central Belt of
Scotland utilising the crags in and around the Glasgow, Stirling, and
Edinburgh areas such as Auchinstarry, Hawcraig and if the weather is
suitable multi-pitch climbing on the Cobbler near Arrocher or
The indoor climbing walls at Glenmore Lodge and Inverness
will be used as bad weather venues. Inverness has good lead routes where
it is possible to practice placing nuts, hexes and using slings for
protection. All of these
locations will allow an awareness of different styles and situations to
develop and you will be encouraged to lead climbs under expert
supervision during the week at many of these locations.
Experience: Good general fitness.
Ratio: 1:4. Latest Prices
Intermediate Rock Climbing
A natural progression from the introductory course, these
courses are aimed at those leading at V Diff standard and above. The
course is also ideal for those who have been operating at the same grade
for some time and wish to improve their grades. Your money back if you are
not leading at least a grade harder at the end of the course!
The week is spent out on the rock at different venues as
above. After a revision of basic belaying techniques, we will look at more
advanced belaying, multiple equalised anchors, improved runner placement,
multi-pitch climbing & abseiling, double rope techniques and basic
improvised rescue as well as technique coaching and mental approach.
All specialised equipment is provided but participants
will be encouraged to bring and use their own equipment.
Experience: Good general fitness, leading at V Diff
Ratio: 1:2. Latest Prices
Classic Mountain Rock & Sea
We follow the weather with the aim of climbing as many
of Scotland's Classic Rock Routes such as Recess Route, Crowberry
Ridge, Agag's Groove, Spartan Slab, Tower Ridge, Ardverikie Wall, Savage
Clean Sweep, Talisman, Eagle Ridge, Cioch Nose, Old Man Of Stoer, Old Man
of Hoy and more. For Arrow Route, Integrity,
the Prow –see Skye courses.
|Cioch Grooves Skye
For the easier classics experience of leading V Diff and above.
For the harder classics and sea stacks such as the Old Man
of Hoy you need to be able to second multi-pitch VS/HVS and swim!
Ratio: 1:2. Latest Prices plus
mileage allowance for climbs outwith Cairngorm.
Classic Rock routes daily guiding rates
plus expenses per climb. Latest Prices
Improvised Rescue Techniques
Essential Emergency Skills for Rock Climbers.
This two-day course is aimed at climbers leading at `Diff' standard and
above who wish to learn emergency skills in a practical situation.
Topics covered include, escaping the system, assisted
and un-assisted hoists, lowers and accompanied abseils, prussiking etc.
Both days will be spent out on the crag, with scenarios being set to give
a taste of realism!
An essential course, whatever your climbing standard.
Experience: Leading Diff.
Ratio: 1:4. Latest Prices
Hot Rock & Sport Climbing
Organised or bespoke trips arranged to
Further details of our Spanish trips can be found