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Rock Climbing and Scrambling in the Lake District


Intro to Rock I Guided Climbing & Scrambling I Instruction & Coaching I Via Ferrata

In the Lake District there are plenty of opportunities to take it up a level and enjoy some vertical activities, and we really do have something for everyone. You may fancy just giving rock climbing at go or scaring your pals with a group abseiling experience, or maybe you want to take your rock climbing to the next level and learn how to lead climb? On this page you'll find our vertical options, including information about Cuillin Ridge adventures. Please note that classic grade 1 scrambles such as Striding Edge or Crib Goch are mentioned on our Guided Walking page and Ghyll Scrambling can be found here

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Rock Climbing in the Lake District

If you've had a go at climbing indoors or outdoors and fancy trying some harder routes, or routes high on the side of a mountain then maybe you would enjoy a day of guided rock climbing. On a day with a Mountaineering Instructor you can be led up any rock route in the Lake District. The instructor will be sure to teach you a few things along the way, as well as snapping some photos of you throwing some shapes as you make your way up the route. We can provide some great recommendations as to classic rock routes to climb, or we can set up a day climbing those routes you've had on your list. Popular choices are Little Chamonix (VD), Troutdale Pinnacle (S) and Napes Needle (HS). A maximum of 2 people per instructor at £220 per day. 

If you already have a foundation of climbing or scrambling experience and would like to learn the technical skills to safely lead your own routes then this is certainly the sort of day we can help you with. From learning about how to safely place protection and belay management to route finding and abseiling skills. 

These days are again at a ratio of 2 people to 1 instructor and cost £220 per day. 

Always fancied having a go at rock climbing? This introduction to rock climbing session is ideal for anyone who fancies their first taste of climbing, or for those who want to transition from climbing at indoor walls to real rock! On this 4 hour session you'll get the chance to climb multiple rock routes on top rope, learn about equipment required, and of course learn some new skills such as tying knots and belaying. 


Scrambling adds some extra spice to your day in the hills, but it doesn't quite enter the realm of full on rock climbing. Our Advanced Scrambling Experience entails a day with a Mountaineering Instructor tackling some amazing scrambles in some sensational locations. Much like our Guided Rock Climbing, we can create an awesome day to suit your abilities, or help you tick off any routes you have on your lists. We can provide scrambling days in Scotland, The Lake District and Snowdonia. Popular options include routes on Great Gable, Pinnacle Ridge on St Sunday's Crag, Cneifion Arete in Wales and even the Aonach Eagach ridge in Scotland. A maximum of 2 people per instructor at £220 per day.

Cuillin Ridge Guides

Our Abseiling Adventure Day is a great way for friends and family to get outside, push some personal boundaries, conquer some fears and have a brilliant time all at the same time.

On this day you will also visit some amazing quarries, see some cave diving tunnels and enjoy a woodland walk. No previous experience is required, just a desire to have an awesome adventure! Costs for the session start at £180.


The Cuillin ridge is quite deservedly classed as the 'Mecca' of climbing and scrambling in the UK. This rugged ridgeline offers a lifetime of mountaineering exploration for people of all abilities. Whether you want to enjoy some scrambling, rock climbing or want to take on the challenge of the Cuillin Ridge traverse we can help make this happen. 


Enjoy an exhilarating few hours ascending up the crag face on the side of Fleetwith Pike by using ladders, rungs, cargo nets and even an infinity bridge. 

Via Ferrata is an amazing way to get used to being in exposed situations, such as those you'd experience when rock climbing, but without the additional requirement of ropes (and sometimes big walk ins!)

Technical equipment is provided for all of the above activities. Minimal equipment is required by the groups, and what is required is generally the usual equipment carried on a normal hill day such as waterproofs, food and fluids. 

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