Lake District Rock Climbing

3 Days

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Rock Climbing
Summer Activity

Courses in the Lake District for beginners to advanced climbers...

We offer a variety of rock climbing courses. If you are new to rock climbing or are looking to improve or enhance your skills then we can tailor a course to suit your climbing needs.

  • Lake District Rock Climbing  image
  • Highlights
  • Range of locations
  • Lake District backdrop
  • Different grade climbs
  • Equipment provided
  • Build up your confidence
The Lake District was the birthplace of British rock climbing. Beginning in the summer of 1886 with the ascent of Napes Needle by Haskett Smith. The popularity of climbing has increased somewhat since then; the BMC stated 5 million wall users in 2005 and the number is rising. There has to be a reason why so many people are interested?

For those not already hooked, the feeling of topping out on your first climb, and indeed subsequent climbs, is hard to describe. Our base in the Lake District gives us the great advantage of being close to some of the UK's best rock climbing locations, from high mountain crags to low lying outcrops. Because of this it is a fantastic place to learn or improve your skills.

We offer a full range of courses, from taster sessions and starting to climb through to learning to lead, advanced ropework and improvised rescue techniques. All our courses are available with dates to suit you.

Activity Information

Rock climbs in the Lake District
  • Shepherd's Crag (Borrowdale, near Keswick) - various grades
  • Sergeant Crag Slabs (Borrowdale) - various grades
  • Gimmer Crag (Near Langdale) - extreme grades
  • Middlefell Buttress (Near Langdale) - easy grades
  • Pavey Arc (Near Langdale) - various grades


Day 1

Arrive in the Lake District and transfer to your accommodation in keswick.

Day 2

After breakfast transfer to the starting point of your first climb and meet your instructor for the duration of the trip. Receive a quick health and safety briefing, get your equipment fitted and then start climbing! Transfer back to your accommodation in the evening.

Day 3

Second day of climbing. Start early in the morning and you can choose to push yourself to a harder grade than yesterday or not. This is totally up to you. We recommend pushing yourslef if you are trying to optimise your abilities and solidify your new skills. Departure from the Lake District in the evening.

What's Included?

  • Full event planning and client liaison
  • 2 days rock climbing session
  • Experienced outdoor instructor
  • Climbing equipment (harness, ropes, karabiners etc.)
  • First Aid and Safety gear
  • Link transport at the start/end of each day
  • 2 night's bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 x packed lunches
  • Big discount on outdoor clothing and equipment

Not Included

  • Transport to/from the Lake District
  • Additional night's accommodation
  • Evening meals
  • Travel insurance


There are no dates currently scheduled for this activity. For latest availability and prices please contact us.


Ashwin Tirodkar


I had an excellent weekend. Chris Chilcott far exceeded my expectations. It's a big ask for a guide to get to know a climber in so short a time and tailor the climbing to push him and help him grow in the right direction. We spent the first day on Shepherd's Crag working on progressively more difficult climbs. In order we did Brown Slabs Direct - VD Brown Crag Wall - 4b VS- Ardus - 4b MVS Fisher's Folly - 4c VS By the end of the day Chris had successfully pushed my level, taught me a host of climbing and belaying skills, and showed me a great time. The second day was spent on a big mountain route on Raven Crag called Corvus - D. I was learning to lead climb so led 2 of the 7 pitches. It was excellent. I was definitely more nervous leading than seconding. The climb was sufficiently difficult to keep me interested but not so hard that I could not lead it. It was picked to perfection. It was a cold day on that north face, but was super fun. Overall I had a fantastic weekend. Definitely whetted my appetite for more weekends away in the Lakes.

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Suitable for...

Anyone with interests in rock climbing. We can offer courses designed for those who are very new to the sport, as well as training for more advanced participants.

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