mountain training rock skills
The Mountain Training Rock Skills course series has been designed to provide progressive learning opportunities for both new and developing climbers, in an outside setting. We run both the Rock Skills Introduction and Intermediate course throughout the year.
The Rock Skills Introduction course is a 1-day course, ideal for beginners aged 10 years+, wanting to experience rock for their first time. Visit https://www.mountain-training.org/personal-skills/rock-skills/introduction to find out more.
The Rock Skills Intermediate is a 2-day course, has been designed to develop your rock climbing skills by introducing you to traditional protection, rope systems for constructing belays and moving well on rock. You will have plenty of opportunities to practise all of these skills as well as increase your environmental knowledge and risk management strategies. visit https://www.mountain-training.org/personal-skills/rock-skills/intermediate to find out more.
These courses will introduce you to climbing in a supportive and encouraging environment, making sure you get the most out of the day.
Please visit Mountain Training to find out more.
Women’s Rock Skills Introduction: July 10th
Rock Skills Introduction: September 4th
Rock Skills Intermediate: July 17th and 18th
If you would like to arrange a private Rock Skills course for a group of 4 or more, please get in touch.
women’s wall to crag course
Although climbing with male friends and partners can be fun, we wanted to create a course where we connect female climbers and provide a supportive learning environment just for women. We know the transition from indoor climbing to outside can seem daunting! We aim to support you on your journey to becoming an independent outdoor climber, as well as your own specific climbing goals.
The course consists of 3 days where we provide skill based clinics. A typical course will cover fundamentals of movement, environmental and venue awareness, building sound belays, seconding and top roping, confidence building and skill development in sport climbing and traditional climbing.
The course will use venues in Devon and Dorset, if permitted, we will facilitate car shares.
We provide all your equipment, including harnesses, helmets, ropes and gear, so you can focus on you.
If you have a group of 2 or more people and would like to organise a bespoke course, please email us to discuss your dates and costs.
May 16th, 23rd, 30th
June 12th, 19th, 26th
Max Ratio 1:4
Cost pp £200
Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Course
Have you had a taste of climbing? Do you want to try the real thing? This course covers all the fundamental skills of rock climbing in a fun, safe and enjoyable manner. We use a variety of crags from picturesque Dartmoor to the sunny beach crags of Devon. The course will allow you to experience a variety of routes, cover basic ropework, develop fundamental skills and techniques to set you up for your own climbing adventures. All your equipment will be provided.
No previous experience required, just a willingness to have a go.
Max Ratio 1:4 Cost: half day £90 full day £160
Introduction to Lead Traditional Climbing
Britain has some of the best traditional climbing in the world. If you have experienced climbing indoors or outdoors and want to learn to lead climb, then this is for you.
During this course you will learn the art of placing protection, setting up belays, abseiling, guide book interpretation, route reading and simple rescues whilst climbing in some of the best places in the South West.
After completion you will have the confidence and skills to embark on your own adventures.
Max Ratio 1:2 Cost: 1 day £160
2 days £300
5 days £600
Introduction to Sport Climbing
Sport climbing is a great way to climb outdoors with limited hassle. It allows you to focus on your own physical performance and technique on rock. This course covers all aspects of sport climbing from rethreading the lower off, route tactics, falling, body preparation, mental preparation and movement coaching. Our courses utilise venues in Devon and Dorset as well as the Wye Valley.
Previous experience: to get the most out of this day it would be advantageous to have some leading experience indoors.
Max Ratio 1:2
Cost: Half day £90
Full day £160
2 days £300 Combine this course with our performance coaching day
The Self-rescue 1-day course focuses on developing your knowledge and skills set and equip you with strategies to deal with emergency situations when climbing and how to get yourself out of trouble should things not go according to plan. The course covers techniques including accompanied abseils, ascending a rope, lowering a climber, lowering a climber past a knot, escaping the system, choosing suitable self-rescue equipment, simple hoists.
To make the most of this course you’ll need some traditional leading experience. This would also be suitable as a Rock Climbing Instructor and MCI refresher. Whether you are looking to climb outside more and looking at pushing yourself, progressing as a climbing instructor or taking on a climbing challenge of your own, this course is for you.
Max Ratio 1:2
Climbing Improver’s Course
Have you been climbing for a while and are you struggling to break into the next grade? Then this course is for you.
After an initial profiling session to identify areas of improvement within your climbing, our coaches will write a tailored action plan to get you on the way to becoming the climber you what to be. This course often involves a mixture of indoor and outdoor climbing depending on learning objectives.
Previous experience: The Climbing Improver’s Course would benefit climbers that are already competent in leading around the grade VDiff or above (6a indoors) grade.
Max Ratio 1:2
Cost: 1day £160
2 days £300
The Performance coaching course is aimed at people who want to improve their climbing ability and knowledge. This course looks at improving all aspects of your climbing from tactical to technical. It is a tailored course specific to each client with low ratios to allow a high level of learning and progression, because of its tailored nature it is suited to all climbers with varying abilities.
Each performance coaching course starts with client profiling normally at an indoor wall. This will identify areas of strengths and the areas we need to improve and focus on developing. After the initial profiling you will receive an action plan to maximise your progress.
A minimum of 3, 2-hour sessions is advised and you can add additional sessions as you wish. For further questions please get in touch.
Max Ratio 1:2
Cost per hour: £30.00
Introduction to Sea Cliff Climbing Course
Our 1-day sea cliff climbing course provides a unique and often committing environment; perfect for those wanting a taste of adventure. Devon and Cornwall offer some of the best climbing with something for everyone. We will select the most suitable venue for your experience and goals. So, if you have a sense of adventure and want to abseil into some of the most stunning coastline on offer as well as wanting to learn some new skills, this is the course for you. All equipment will be provided.
Max Ratio 1:2
To book yourself on to one of our courses please call us on 07908818151, email us at [email protected] or fill in our contact form and one of our friendly instructors will get in touch to chat to you about the details.