Rock Climbing and Scrambling

People often forget how lucky we are with our geology in the UK - an exhilarating week on the Welsh sea cliffs or the mountain classics of the Highlands will soon remind you just how good and varied the rock climbing and scrambling in the UK really is. Highland Guides can offer an exciting array of instructed and guided courses throughout Wales and the Highlands. So whether you want to climb Cenotaph Corner, experience the thrill of sea cliff climbing or literally learn the ropes and become a competent climber or mountaineer we have something to offer and inspire you with.

The old fashioned British approach to starting your climbing and mountaineering career (particularly in university mountaineering clubs and especially for young men!) was based on a highly experimental and bold learning principle. You threw yourself at the route hard and saw what happened! Indeed many highly talented British climbers have evolved out of this and in a few cases turned into some of the world’s best alpinists. However others weren’t so lucky and fashions have changed in favour of receiving some good quality instruction and guidance early in your mountaineering career.

Many of the techniques taught on our rock climbing courses such as anchor selection, sound belaying, rope work, stance management and safe retreating will be equally applicable to winter climbing. You'll have a great time on our summer course. Get some friends involved, book your place on the course and make some nearby hotel reservations then you're good to go! Your climbing skills will improve in leaps and bounds. Good quality instruction in rock climbing and these techniques early in your mountaineering career are highly recommended – it could save you a few epics!