Outdoor Climbing Activities in the Lake District

Outdoor climbing activities take place on rock (slate, granite and limestone). We usually climb in the Langdale valley, Tilberthwaite and Coniston areas doing single pitch (one ropes length max) sessions. We specialise in outdoor climbing activities appropriate for beginner and introductory sessions. Other sessions are available by request as we choose the appropriate crag depending on ability and experience in the group.

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  • Locations: Langdale Valley, Coniston, Tilberthwaite, Pike O'Blisco, Newby Bridge, Duddon Valley
  • Progess to: Climbing Adventure Day, Scrambling
  • Duration: ½ or full day activity
  • Minimum Age: 6
  • Adventure Days available: All on rock - climbing adventure day
  • Per person prices: Offers and Prices
  • How to book: Booking Information and you can now Book and Pay Online

Our basic ½ day session is for those who would like to try Climbing. It is an introductory session that will include a few single pitches (not more than one rope’s length). This can easily become a full-day and could include some bouldering as well as a progression in difficulty throughout the day. A full day session is most likely to take place in the Langdale Valley. If you have already done some climbing and would like to take it further, we can arrange multi-pitch climbing or climbing instruction on higher grades with specialist providers.

 

Open Climbing Sessions

Please see dates below for activity sessions that are running and have spaces available for others to join. FOR ANY OTHER DATES OR ACTIVITIES PLEASE SEND US AN ENQUIRY.

Last Updated: 29 May 2017, 15:12

From Mon, 29 May 2017

Wednesday, 31 May pm Climbing Whitestones, Min. Age: 6, Spaces: 5 Book
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Thursday, 1 Jun pm Climbing Whitestones, Min. Age: 10, Spaces: 1 Book
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From Mon, 3 Jul 2017

Friday, 7 Jul Full Day Scramble & Abseil Adventure Day Raven Crag, Min. Age: 11, Spaces: 4 Book
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Climbing Details

Outdoor climbing activities take place on rock (slate, granite and limestone). We usually climb in the Langdale valley, Tilberthwaite and Coniston areas doing single pitch (one ropes length max) sessions. We specialise in outdoor climbing activities appropriate for beginner and introductory sessions. Other sessions are available by request as we choose the appropriate crag depending on ability and experience in the group.

What do we do in a typical Climbing session

The maximum number in a group is 8 and we would expect that in a standard 1/2 day session each person will make 2-4 climbs or more, depending on ability and the venue conditions. We teach climbing techniques and belaying in all sessions for beginners and for more experienced groups we will progress the tuition to include rigging and lead climbing techiniques.

All our outdoor activity sessions include elements of fun, learning new skills, going on a journey, adventure and coaching. Each session will have one of these elements as its main focus, either because the activity naturally offers it, (eg. Walking a journey), or to tailor the session to the groups aims. Be sure to let our office/your instructor know if there is something you would like to learn, do or have concerns about. We will always remember that you are doing the activity as part of your time off and so your enjoyment will always be our priority.

Through years of experience providing quality outdoor activities we include all those small things that make your holiday so unique and memorable. Such as average instructor to customer ratios of 1:5 (so you have more time and are not rushed) complimentary hot drinks, and much more.

Why go Climbing in the Lake District?

The Lake District is the home of rock climbing with the first ascent being made here by W.P. Haskett Smith in 1886 when he climbed Napes Needle, Wasdale. There is enough outdoor climbing in the Lake District that we are generally the only people at the crag (which is our aim).

Climbing Activity Days

Adventure Days

Climbing Adventure Day

The Climbing adventure day consists of Climbing, Scrambling and Abseiling around the Pike O'Blisco, or comparable venue, with the option of a walk to the top to see the fantastic views. On this day you can... • Learn more about climbing • Further your existing knowledge • Learn how to belay • Learn how to place natural protection in rock • Learn to set up belays • Learn about Climbing calls • Push your grade • Practice Climbing techniques • Do some Bouldering • Get out into the hills, only half an hour from the road.

"Give it a go" Days

Half Day Climbing at Brown Howe

Our climbing venue at Brown Howe in Coniston provides groups with a secluded quarry with real rock as a great basis for beginner Climbing. Brown Howe generally lends itself well to younger children who can work their way up to larger climbs throughout the session as they feel more competent. There is a range of areas on the slab that give the group options of difficulty and challenge.

Half Day Whitestones Climbing

Located near to Newby Bridge in the Lake District, Whitestones offers an adventurous and rewarding collection of routes for climbing. Starting with a 10 minute walk over a small stream and a scramble towards the crag, that is when you can begin learning basic climbing skills, such as belaying, holding ropes for each other and doing some single pitch climbs. You soon reach a height which allows you to admire the views, and feel a great sense of achievement. Due to the variety of different routes available, Whitestones lends itself well to smaller as well as larger groups, and younger children or more experienced climbers.
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