• Plas y Brenin
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

  • Beginner

Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

We Feel it's Very Important for You to Progress at Your Own Pace,

Therefore we carefully select climbs that suit your aspirations and ability. Each morning the course staff will decide on a venue which is best suited to the weather conditions and the group. Our programme's flexible, but we'll try to visit a range of venues, from high mountain crags to sea cliffs. For the first two days we’ll visit single pitch crags (less than one rope length high). For the final three days, we split into smaller groups and tackle some of the larger multi pitch crags. Over the week, we intend to look at the following areas

Lots of good climbing and movement coaching

Climbing hardware and equipment

Ropework for single and multi pitch crags

Abseiling (with self protection)

Understanding the principles of lead climbing

Judgement, route choice and route finding (a good nose for where it goes!)

The BMC - services and clubs

Where do I go from here? - after the course.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
Course Schedule

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This course will help you become

a confident outdoor rock climber.

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