First Time on Rock

First Time on Rock
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We're really pleased to be working with Nick Rowe from Nick's Outdoors to offer you the chance to climb outside on real rock! With two instructors we can offer a bigger range of activities for bigger groups!

If you would like to discuss a climbing day for friends/family/clubs or societies, please see the Adventures for You page or just get in touch to discuss options and prices


First Time on Rock

Going Outdoors

We can offer a range of adventure days or educational days around climbing depending on what you're after!

  • Abseiling and Rock Climbing adventure days for families and family groups - No experience needed!

  • First time on rock - introduction to climbing outdoors for those with indoor experience

  • Anchors and belays, setting up top/bottom rope systems and abseils for single pitch climbing for those keen to find ways to push their grade

We run these by request on the North York Moors National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park and Peak District National Park. if you would like to try outdoor rock climbing, improve your skills or just have a fin day out with the family, get in touch

We can cover: 

  • Equipment

  • Outdoor climbing on a range of different routes

  • Topping out

  • Abseiling


Under 18s naturally are welcome so long as the parent / guardian is present (even if not participating).

Outdoor days cost:

£90 per person for the day if booking for 1 person

£45 each if booking 2 or more (it's the same price whether child* or adult!

£160 for a family of 4

Please note - For outdoor climbing days at Brimham Rocks - This is National Trust and there is a parking charge (free for National Trust members). This is not included in the fee! 

There are parking charges at many places in the Peak District too, and we'll let you know once we've determined which crags we'll head for after discussing the day with you.

It'll be Nick or I or both running the session depending on who is free and how many there are!


Intro to Climbing - Frequently asked questions

Is this suitable for me?

All you need is some basic fitness, be an independent (unsupervised) indoor climber and a willingness to give it a go! Nobody will force you to climb anything if you don't feel like it. I will always try and accommodate everyone but if unsure please drop me an email.

What do I need to bring?

For outdoor sessions you can bring your own equipment and you should have your own climbing shoes, harness and belay device. You can borrow a climbing helmet (but it will be worth getting your own). Hat and gloves plus warm layers can be useful plus food/drink. Please see the recommended kit list here.

Where do we meet?

We will meet at a nearby pub/cafe to the crag and go from there. Details will be sent out when you book.

What if it rains?

Given these events take place in Northern Britain, I will try and find an alternative venue but this may mean further travel. It's impossible to say what the weather might do until a day or so beforehand. If it's wet and rainy EVERYWHERE, we will go indoors and work on some movement skills.

What's not included?

Accommodation (if applicable), Food, Personal Insurance, Personal equipment, Transport.

How much is the course and how do I book?

It's £90 for one person for the day. £45 per person if booking two or more. As a special discount, it's £160 for a family of 4. To book, please get in touch with us to discuss your itinerary and group size! Our open (public) events are delivered on specific days and you can book these below. Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions.

What are the Terms & Conditions?

Please see the Terms and Conditions section by clicking the link. You can also see the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy.

I've got some more general questions...

Please see the General FAQ section by clicking the link here. If you've still got questions then please get in touch!

Can you run a climbing day privately for me and my group?

Absolutely - please see the Adventures for You page or just get in touch.

Is there an age restriction?

Under 18s are welcome so long as accompanied by the parent or guardian. Kids, being lighter and generally more adventurous tend to do really well! However, this won't be suitable for very small kids. There is no upper age limit. It's just more about fitness!


Please note - for private bookings, please get in touch either with Fabian or Nick. We're often out and about so it's best to email us in the first instance. We'll get back to you as soon as we're in civilisation again. Might be good emailing us both.
For public (open) events, please choose your date below and follow the instructions.

Please note that open events are now finished for 2021 but if you want a private or bespoke activity day then please get in touch!
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