Rock Climbing

Scotland has some of the most diverse, exciting and adventurous rock climbing in the world

We can arrange climbing days and courses suited to all your needs:

  • Complete beginner just wanting to give it a go?
  • Indoor climber looking to make the move outdoors?
  • Wanting to learn to lead climb on trad gear?
  • Looking to learn multipitch climbing skills?
  • Fancy a guided adventure day out on some classic Scottish rock?
  • Want to experience climbing a Sea Stack above the crashing waves?
  • Keen to learn, refresh or improve your rope-work skills?

We are based in Fort William offering rock climbing guiding and instruction across Scotland.  Read on to find out more about private days we can organise for you, or click the link to check out our 2021 courses available for individual sign up

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Learn to Lead Climb Outdoors

Full Day £240 for 1 or 2 people (including all equipment)

  • Kingussie Crags (15mins from Aviemore)
  • Polldubh (10mins from Fort William)
  • Loch Duntelchaig (20mins from Inverness)
  • Dunkeld (15mins from Perth)
  • Alternative locations can be arranged by discussion

Are you ready to take the next steps towards becoming an independent outdoor climber? This day is suitable for those who have already tried outdoor climbing, or those who are confident indoor leaders. The structure of the day will vary depending on your experience and desires, but can include:

  • Using guidebooks, choosing routes and “reading” routes
  • Climbing etiquette and communication “calls”
  • An introduction to trad climbing gear (nuts, cams, slings etc)
  • Placing trad climbing gear safely and efficiently
  • Building safe anchors to secure yourself and your partner
  • Belaying a climber from the top of a climb
  • Safe lead belaying skills
  • Your first lead climb 

These days are usually organised on a bespoke basis, with flexible dates. Get in touch to discuss locations and dates.

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Guided Adventure Climbing

Multiple venue options across Scotland

Full Day £240 total for 1 or 2 people (including equipment)

The mountains and coastlines of Scotland provide endless delights of beautiful, top quality rock climbing in dramatic and untouched landscapes. On our Guided Adventure Climbing Days, we take care of all the leading and logistics allowing you to relax and enjoy the climbing. For those who are interested, this day can also provide an excellent introduction to traditional climbing, as you can learn about gear placements and rope-work.

We can organise Adventure Climbing days all across Scotland, so get in touch to discuss ideas. For inspiration, here are some of my favourite adventurous climbs!

  • Cioch Nose, Applecross
  • Arrow Route and Integrity, Skye
  • Eagle Ridge, Lochnagar
  • Afterthough Arete, Cairngorms
  • Ardverickie Wall, Binnein Shuas
  • Old Man of Stoer Sea Stack, Lochinver
  • Old Man of Hoy Sea Stack, Orkne
"Rebekah loved the session with you, she was buzzing afterwards and knew she wanted to carry on with it!”
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Mairi and Rebekah (age 12)
Youth Rock Climbing Day, Sept 2019

Introduction to Outdoor Climbing

  • Kingussie Crags (15mins from Aviemore)
  • Polldubh (10mins from Fort William)
  • Loch Duntelchaig (20mins from Inverness)
  • Dunkeld (15mins from Perth)
  • Alternative locations can be arranged by discussion

Full Day £240 total for 1 to 4 people (including equipment)

This full day Introduction to Outdoor Climbing Course is perfect for anyone looking to enter the world of Outdoor Climbing. We cater for complete beginners through to confident indoor climbers, and we design your bespoke day to match your experience and desires. Therefor the exact content we cover will vary but can include:

  • Learning about climbing equipment 
  • Using guidebooks, choosing routes and “reading” routes
  • Climbing etiquette and communication “calls”
  • Tying into the rope and belaying from the bottom or top of a climb
  • Movement skills on outdoor rock
  • An introduction to trad climbing gear (nuts, cams, slings etc)
  • Building safe anchors to secure yourself and your partner
  • Abseilling
  • Lots and lots of rock climbing!

These days are usually organised on a bespoke basis, with flexible dates. Get in touch today!

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Friends and Family Experience Day

  • Kingussie Crags (15mins from Aviemore)
  • Polldubh (10mins from Fort William)
  • Loch Duntelchaig (20mins from Inverness)
  • Dunkeld (15mins from Perth)
  • Alternative locations can be arranged by discussion

£160 half / £240 full day, for up to 6 (including equipment)

If you and your friends / family / colleagues fancy trying outdoor rock climbing, we can organise the perfect experience to get your adrenaline pumping! We run half or full day sessions for groups of up to 6 people.  We will choose the perfect venue to suit your location , abilities and desires.
You can check out the format of our “Youth and Family Experience Days” HERE to get an idea of what your session could look like. Get in touch today to find out more!

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Learn to climb multipitch routes

  • Kingussie Crags (15mins from Aviemore)
  • Polldubh (10mins from Fort William)
  • Loch Duntelchaig (20mins from Inverness)
  • Dunkeld (15mins from Perth)
  • Alternative locations can be arranged by discussion

Full Day £240 total for 1 or 2 people (including all equipment)

Are you ready to take your climbing to the next level? Learning the skills to be able to independently go multi-pitch climbing opens up a world of opportunity. This day is suitable for those who can confidently lead routes of at least grade Diff. The structure of the day will vary depending on your experience and desires, but can include:

  • Using guidebooks, choosing routes and “reading” routes
  • Climbing etiquette and communication “calls” in a multipitch context
  • Building safe anchors for multipitch climbing – slings versus ropes and thinking about directional pulls
  • Swapping leads between pitches with smooth and tidy ropework
  • Lots of tips and tricks!

These days are all organised on a bespoke basis, with flexible dates. Get in touch to discuss locations!

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“Thouroughly enjoyable day for myself and my 8 year old son. Anna was knowledgeable and patient, especially as it was our first time trying rock climbing. She took time out to explain the knots and functionality of the equipment. Would highly recommend!”
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Graham and Conor
Family Rock Climbing Day, Sept 2019

Youth and Family Experience Days

Group Days at Cummingston, near Elgin
Private bookings available all over Scotland

4 hours, £40 per person (including equipment), 1:6 ratio

These sessions are currently on hold with the ever-changing Covid rules, but we are happy to take private group bookings (as per the “Friends and Family Experience Day” above). We will reintroduce them as soon as possible!