REAL

ROCK

introductory rock climbing course in snowdonia

Aimed at those keen to experience real rock and gain further knowledge on how to do it safely, building on your current skills. This is an ideal introduction to the fantastic sport of climbing.

SO WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

 

With so much on offer in Snowdonia and its surrounding areas, it has to be one of the best places in the UK to climb, whether you fancy a route with a big mountain feel, an exciting sea cliff, a challenging sports route or just lots of traditional routes! 

 

The emphasis of this course is introducing you to the core climbing skills working towards you becoming a self-reliant climber whilst enjoying as much rock as we can climb! We will aim to use a variety of locations each day, you’ll just need to bring your enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!

What does the course cover?

 

Over the 2 days we will look at:

  • Interpreting guidebooks and grades

  • Route choice and route finding

  • Coaching to develop and improve your climbing movement skills

  • Putting on and adjusting your harness including tying into it

  • Introduction to simple rope skills including the use of different knots and coiling ropes

  • Belaying using a belay plate 

  • Use of technical climbing equipment

  • Personal abseiling using a belay plate and self-protection

  • Safe descents off the crag

Over 5 days we will be able to put all the above into more practise on more crags!

THE 

DETAILS

COURSE DATES

2020

2 DAYS

25-26 April

5 DAYS

27 April - 1 May

COST

2 / 5 days 

£180 / 400 per person

Ratio 1:2

Every year these dates don’t work for everyone, but if there are 2 of you I can offer this course at dates convenient to us both, just drop me a line at ppmountaineering@me.com with an idea of when works best for you

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...

DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?

No, ideally you will know how to tie in, belay and also having a reasonable level of fitness will allow you to get the most from your course, but you don’t have to have any previous experience of rock climbing.

 

WHO WILL RUN MY COURSE?

All courses are run by myself, occasionally if I have to use another Instructor then I will inform you of that. I don’t use instructors unknown to me or who aren’t close friends. The small team that I use are equally as qualified, experienced and keen to share their enthusiasm of the mountains in a relaxed and safe manner.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

All specialist equipment such as harnesses, helmets can be provided however if you have your any of your own technical gear then you are welcome to bring it along. I will send you a detailed kit list once you confirm your place.

 

WHERE DO WE MEET?

All my courses are run in Snowdonia from Llanberis or Capel Curig. I will confirm the time and place when you reserve your place.​

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

All instruction and specialist equipment like ropes and climbing hardware.

 

WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED

Accommodation

Food

Personal Insurance

Personal equipment

 

BOOKING?

You will need to complete a booking form and full payment will need to be made at the time of booking.

OTHER QUESTIONS

If you have other questions that you haven’t been able to find the answer to on my website, then just drop me a line at ppmountaineering@me.com

WHERE CAN I STAY?

There is a full range of accommodation options in Snowdonia to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested below operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.

HOSTELS

PLAS CURIG

snowdoniahostel.co.uk

01690 720225

ST CURIGS CHURCH

stcurigschurch.com

07980 619139

 

GUEST HOUSE / INN

GWESTY PLAS COCH

plascochsnowdonia.co.uk

01286 872122

TYN Y COED 

tyn-y-coed.co.uk

01690 720331

 

CAMPSITES

GWERN GOF ISAF

gwerngofisaf.co.uk

01690 720276

 

GWERN GOF UCHAF

tryfanwales.co.uk

01690 720294

 

BRYN TYRCH FARM

heartofsnowdonia.co.uk

01690 720414 

DOLGAM 

dolgam-snowdonia.co.uk

01690 720228

HOW TO BOOK

It's simple!

Complete the online booking form and pay a deposit

 

Make sure you check out the terms and conditions

Full payment details are on the booking form

You will receive confirmation of your booking, payment received and final details.

WHERE NEXT?

Advanced climbing course in North Wales

ADVANCED CLIMBER

Learning to Lead Climb course in Snowdonia

Sea Cliff Climbing Course in North Wales

SEA CLIFF CLIMBER

Introduction to Sea Cliff Climbing in North Wales

Private Guided Climbing with Paul Poole Mountaineering

GUIDED CLIMBING

Guided days are the is a perfect way to experience the best Snowdonia has to offer

QUESTIONS

Still have a question? Check out the most common FAQ's here or please do CONTACT ME

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

Ensure you have a read of our Conditions of Booking before you book your place 

WHATS NEW?

Find out what's been happening on the hill this week as well as any last minute availabilty

LLANBERIS, SNOWDONIA

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