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 weâ..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 teh 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.
Cost and Duration: £170 (2 Days)
Learn the skills to safely enjoy climbing at the indoor wall. This is a great way to get started as a climber, during this intensive weekend you will look how to warm-up for climbing, what equipment y...........Find out more
Rock Climbing Responsibility For Parents
Cost and Duration: £200 (2 Days)
If you already have some climbing experience but you'd like to make sure your skills and knowledge are sufficient to take your kids climbing safely, this weekend is exactly what you are looking for. ...........Find out more
Rock Climbing For Parents
Cost and Duration: £440 (5 Days)
What better way to learn about the world of climbing than to go climbing. That's exactly what you do on this weekend as our coaches take you to local crags to show you exactly what it's all about. Di...........Find out more
First Moves (Discover Rock Climbing)
Cost and Duration: £185 (2 Days)
Become 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...........Find out more
Get Started Rock Climbing
Cost and Duration: £605 (5 Days)
Become 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...........Find out more
Introduction to Rock Climbing for Families
Cost and Duration: £650 (5 Days)
Designed 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...........Find out more
Cost and Duration: £240 (2 Days)
If you're experienced on the indoor wall but not too confident about the transition to outdoor climbing then this two day course is a perfect start. By the end of the weekend you'll be a competent sec...........Find out more
Cost and Duration: £615 (5 Days)
This is the five day version of our 'Moving Out' course. Designed specifically for the growing number of people who climb regularly on an indoor wall and are not sure how to develop their skills to he...........Find out more
Cost and Duration: £260 (2 Days)
If you climb with a mate and it feels like they do absolutely everything, this could be just what you need. If you are not interested in leading yet, this weekend could turn you into a reliable and a...........Find out more
Cost and Duration: £320 (2 Days)
This 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...........Find out more
Introduction To Leading
Cost and Duration: £650 (5 Days)
This is the five day version of our 'Discover Leading' course. If you've started climbing and want to start leading, this is the ideal way to get the experience. Over five days you'll have more time ...........Find out more
Lead Climbing Developer
Cost and Duration: £350 (2 Days)
Two days on the sharp end, consolidating and expanding your leading skills, under the watchful eye of our expert coaches. Get the tips, the techniques and learn from all their experience. Whether you ...........Find out more
Discover Sport Climbing
Cost and Duration: £315 (2 Days)
Welcome to the world of sport climbing. A two-day taste of sport climbing, learning the essential skills you need to know to head out and do it yourself. If you want to try sport climbing, you climb i...........Find out more
Complete Sport Climber
Cost and Duration: £580 (5 Days)
Immerse yourself into the world of sport climbing on the wide range of well bolted crags that are in easy reach of Plas y Brenin. This five day version of our 'Discover Sport Climbing' course will cov...........Find out more
Performance Climbing Weekend
Cost and Duration: £360 (2 Days)
This 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...........Find out more
Performance Climbing Week
Cost and Duration: £740 (5 Days)
A five day version of our Performance Climbing Weekend this course allows much more time to practice the new skills and techniques. This week is ideal for competent lead climbers who would like to imp...........Find out more
Cost and Duration: £250 (2 Days)
Self 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 ...........Find out more
Big Wall Climbing
Cost and Duration: £280 (2 Days)
If 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...........Find out more
Rapid Development Clinic (Climbing)
Cost and Duration: £2500 (20 Days)
Now'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...........Find out more
Can't find what you want?
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.