You're an established young climber (aged 12-17 years) and you want to be able to climb harder, longer and safer. This course could be the missing ingredient! Whether you'd like to improve your ropework or concentrate on your physical performance, we'll develop your climbing and improve your technique. Our highly qualified and experienced instructors will coach you on boulders, crags, and different rock types (North Wales has more than anywhere else in the world!) to help you become a more efficient climber with loads of different new skills and techniques. Working in small groups means you'll get lots of individual attention from your coaches and they'll help you choose the right level of adventure for you.
We'll push your climbing, develop your technique, and ensure you're super safe at the crag.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
Here's an example of some of the skills and techniques we'll cover;
Single and multi pitch climbing
Getting yourself off the crag
Self reliance/ crag skills
Lead Climbing Safety
Training and improving movement skills
You'll also learn about hazard awareness and problem avoidance in the different environments that you'll climb in.
You should already be a confident outdoor climber or have attended a Young Person's Rock Improvers 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.
We want to help you to achieve your goals so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked food are part of the deal if you've booked accommodation with us - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. We can also a arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train.
You should bring suitable outdoor clothing for climbing in, such as technical climbing trousers, fleece and waterproofs. You'll also find crag approach shoes useful. Bring any technical climbing gear you have, but we've got a great store here so why not take the opportunity to try out that new piece of kit you've had your eye on? We'll use Plas y Brenin ropes.
You should already be a confident climber or have attended a Young Person's Rock Improvers course.