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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing's special combination of mental and physical challenges make it a unique experience. Once you've tried it, you're hooked.
The intrinsic rewards that come from combining concentration, agility, balance, strength and judgement are unequalled in any other sport. Nothing heightens the senses more than the combination of delight and relief that comes from reaching the top of a demanding rock climbing route. Whatever standard you rock climb at, from novice to expert, these feelings remain the same. The key lies in seeking out new and exciting challenges.
That's where Plas y Brenin comes in to its own. Based in the heart of North Wales' Snowdonia we're surrounded by some of the finest rock climbing routes in Britain, from the towering sea cliffs of Gogarth and exposed mountain crags of Cwm Silyn to the inviting slabs of Cwm Idwal and Tremadog. There's even a choice of rock to rock climb on too with limestone, rhyolite, quarzite, dolerite and slate all within easy reach.
This unique position in North Wales and the Snowdonia national park not only allows us to conjure up great variety, it also means we can be flexible, adapting our rock climbing course location and content to suit both the weather pattern and your ability. Which ultimately means you get the most from your time on our rock climbing courses.
You'll find a full list of our courses below but befor eyou make a decision, why not take a look at what makes our rock climbing department so special in our new rock department page.

Get Started Rock Climbing - 2 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseBecome a rock climber! This introductory course gives you the best foundation in the skills you need to become a safe rock climber. During the weekend you'll do lots of climbing outside, discover fund...........

Experience Required: none required.

Cost: £195 (2 Days)

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Get Started Rock Climbing - 5 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseBecome a rock climber on this five-day version of 'First Moves'. The same content with much more time to consolidate all the new skills and techniques. This introductory course gives you the best fou...........

Experience Required: none required

Cost: £600 (5 Days)

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Moving Out - 2 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseIf you have already learnt the basics down at your local wall and want to make the transition to outdoor climbing then this is the perfect course for you. We'll show you how to decipher guidebooks, gi...........

Experience Required: Some indoor climbing.

Cost: £250 (2 Days)

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Moving Out - 5 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseIf you have already learnt the basics down at your local wall and want to make the transition to outdoor climbing then this is the perfect course for you. We'll show you how to decipher guidebooks, gi...........

Experience Required: some indoor climbing

Cost: £635 (5 Days)

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Rock Improver - 2 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseIf you don't want to lead climb just yet, but want to improve your climbing, feel like a competent and reliable climbing partner or try climbing in more exciting places, then this is the course for yo...........

Experience Required: basic climbing skills

Cost: £275 (2 Days)

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Rock Improver - 5 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseIf you don't want to lead climb just yet, but want to improve your climbing, feel like a competent and reliable climbing partner or try climbing in more exciting places, then this is the course for yo...........

Experience Required: basic climbing skills.

Cost: £660 (5 Days)

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Introduction to Leading - 2 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseThis course is for climbers who already have the basic climbing skills and competent seconds who want to start lead climbing. You'll cover guidebook interpretation, route selection and grades, protec...........

Experience Required: must be a proficient second.

Cost: £345 (2 Days)

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Introduction To Leading - 5 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseThis course is for climbers who already have the basic climbing skills and competent seconds who want to start lead climbing. You'll cover guidebook interpretation, route selection and grades, protec...........

Experience Required: must be a proficient second.

Cost: £670 (5 Days)

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Lead Climbing Developer - 2 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseSpend time on the sharp end, consolidating and expanding your leading skills. Under the watchful eye of our expert coaches you'll pick up tips and techniques from their extensive experience. Whether y...........

Experience Required: some experience of leading ?trad? routes and have an understanding of the principles of leading.

Cost: £355 (2 Days)

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Lead Climbing Developer - 5 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseSpend time on the sharp end, consolidating and expanding your leading skills. Under the watchful eye of our expert coaches you'll pick up tips and techniques from their extensive experience. Whethe...........

Experience Required: competent lead climber

Cost: £700 (5 Days)

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Performance Climbing - 2 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseThis course is for competent lead climbers who would like to improve their performance. If you would like to push your grade, improve your technique and climb more confidently then this is the course...........

Experience Required: leading at VS or above.

Cost: £355 (2 Days)

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Performance Climbing - 5 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseThis course is for competent lead climbers who would like to improve their performance. If you would like to push your grade, improve your technique and climb more confidently then this is the course ...........

Experience Required: Leading at VS or above

Cost: £700 (5 Days)

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Troubleshooting Techniques - 2 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseSelf Rescue skills for climbers - the course that every rock climber should have been on.?This two-day course will teach you how to get out of those tricky situations that should never arise but all ...........

Experience Required: Some rock climbing outside

Cost: £260 (2 Days)

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Big Wall Climbing - 2 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseIf you're planning a Big Walling trip for the first time, or wanting to fine tune what you've already learnt on your first epic, this weekend is worth its weight in gold. The weekend course is crammed...........

Experience Required: competent multi-pitch climber.

Cost: £290 (2 Days)

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Discover Rock Climbing for Families

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseBecome a rock climber! This introductory course gives you the best foundation in the skills you need to become a safe rock climber. During the weekend you'll do lots of climbing outside, discover fund...........

Experience Required: none.

Cost: £215 (2 Days)

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Rapid Development Clinic (Climbing)

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseNow's your chance to really make some progress as a climber. If you've climbed a little indoors or seen climbers from afar and admired their strength and confidence, this is your opportunity to join t...........

Experience Required: no experience required

Cost: £1410 (12 Days)

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Introduction to Rock Climbing for Families - 5 days

improving rock climbing technique on a rock climbing courseDesigned to specifically meet the needs of the family, In five days we will help you progress from never having climbed before to the possibility of leading your own climbs in a controlled and confide...........

Experience Required: none required

Cost: £600 (5 Days)

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BMC discounted courses

Can't find what you are looking for?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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