Chasing Peaks

Adventure - Experience - Expedition

Outdoor Climbing

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Guided Sessions

Primarily designed for indoor climbers who fancy a "taste of real rock", our guided days will take you on a journey up some of the country's most iconic crags and climbs. Working in small ratios, our experienced guides will deliver a personal climbing day, tailored to your experience, ambition and desires. Whether you want to second them to understand gear placements better, just fancy a relaxed day of climbing at an unfamiliar venue or are eyeing up a specific route, your guide will be your competent climbing friend for the day.

Upcoming open sessions:

None at this time

Any pre-requisites?

You should be a competent top-rope climber and be able to pass a centre style belay test without issues. It is a bonus if you have lead climbed indoors before, but this is not necessary.

What can you expect?

Climb some of Britain's most iconic crags. Experience the freedom and thrill of outdoor climbing. Spend an unforgettable day climbing with a competent and knowledgeable guide.

After meeting up and getting to know you a bit your instructor will decide on the best venue to head to given your experience, the weather and other factors on the day. Usually they will have a few venues in mind which allows for the day to, either stay in one place or explore the area a bit more. Let your instructor know what you'd like to achieve and get out of the day, so they can take this into account.
Once at the venue your instructor will initially want to see your personal climbing skills and most likely rig the first climb from above. Depending on their assessment of you, the day then may continue in this fashion or they may choose to lead climbs for you to second, creating the experience of climbing with an experienced climber on real rock. Either way we will ensure you take away a bucket load of new knowledge and experience while tackling some of the most iconic "bits of rock" this country has to offer.
If you have a particular route in mind that you would like to try and conquer just let your guide know and they will do their best to accommodate your wishes. We trust our instructors to know their limits and respect them. As a result your instructor is free to choose whether they lead climb a route for you to second or whether they "play it safe" and rig a toprope system for a given route.
We currently do not offer multi-pitch climbing days and are happy to give you our recommendations for other guides and companies who do.

What do you need to bring?

As we will be exposed to the weather it is essential that you are prepared for this. We issue minimum kit lists when you book, and be prepared for a minimum of warm layers, waterproofs and sturdy shoes.

We supply ropes, helmets and other miscellaneous safety items as we see fit considering the venues. We would expect you to have your own harness, belay device and climbing shoes.

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What do our difficulty values mean?

Suitable for beginners with little or no previous knowledge and experience.
For walking activities you should be able to walk at a slow to average pace continuously for 30 minutes.

Suitable for intermediates with basic knowledge and previous experience.
Walking participants should be able to walk at an average pace continuously for 1 hour.
Climbing participants should be able to pass a belay test and/or demonstrate good bouldering practice.

Suitable for those competent at and comfortable with the basics of the activity.
Walking participants should be able to walk at an average pace and ascent rate continuously for 1 hour.
For mountain activities, you should be a little sure-footed and not hugely afraid of heights, as activities may include short sections of exposure and steep ground.
Climbing participants should be able to comfortably and competently top-rope grade 5 climbs or boulder the equivalent.

Suitable for experienced participants with above average fitness and knowledge.
Walking participants are expected to be able to walk at an average pace and rate of ascent continuously for 1 hour over broken terrain.
For mountain activities you are expected to be sure-footed, have a moderate head for heights and be happy with longer stretches of moderate exposure.
Climbing participants are expected to competently lead climb/belay and climb grade 5 indoors (or the equivalent boulder grade).

Suitable for very experienced participants with high degrees of fitness and above average knowledge of the basics.
Walking participants are expected to be able to walk to Naismith's rule (3-4km/hr + 1min/10m ascent) steadily for long periods of time over broken and complex terrain.
For mountain activities you are expected to have a good sense of balance, be sure-footed and happy with long stretches of, at times severe, exposure.
Participants are expected to show high levels of competence and self-sufficiency in their disciplines.

Our current private course price list:
For the prices listed here, we deliver a private booking just for you, on your chosen date and time. Where practical we will deliver the booking in your chosen location, though any areas outside of our usual operational areas may incur extra travel costs. We will let you know should this be the case. You will receive a full breakdown of costs with your quote.
Scrambling£180 for the first 2 participants, £45 for each additional participant

A significant portion of the day is spent scrambling in complex, rocky and steep terrain.

Mountain Walk£180 for the first 4 participants, £45 for each additional participant

Most of the day is spent walking in the mountains, though short sections of scrambling and steep terrain may be encountered.

Hill Walking£170 for the first 4 participants, £25 for each additional participant

Days involving no possibility of scrambling and encountering rocky or steep terrain.

Lowland Walking£160 for the first 6 participants, £20 for each additional participant
Beginner Navigation£390 for the first 4 participants, £75 for each additional participant

2 days learning the fundamentals of navigating with map and compass.

Intermediate Navigation£410 for the first 4 participants, £100 for each additional participant

2 days intermediate navigation, learning to navigate off path and across open countryside.

Advanced Navigation£360 for the first 2 participants, £120 for each additional participant

2 day advanced navigation course learning to navigate in mountaineous terrain and remote countryside.