Rock Climbing Summer Camp
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Rock Climbing Summer Camp

  • Climb
  • Rock Climbing
  • Summer Camp


This one week course is for young people (aged 12-17 years) who want to try the exciting and adventurous sport of rock-climbing. We'll take you from being a complete beginner to a rock climber who understands how to climb safely. During the week you'll have chance to build your experience on lots of different climbing sites - from smaller roadside crags, to high mountain crags, and even sea-cliff climbing. Our friendly, enthusiastic, highly qualified instructors will help you understand how to enjoy your new sport safely. We may also try a number of climbing related activities, like sea level traversing, gorge walking or scrambling to improve your climbing, help you to use ropes better, and show you what other things are possible using rock and rope.

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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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The Objectives

- You'll learn a new adventurous sport, make new friends and have fun!
- You’ll take on new challenges in a supportive environment under the guidance of Plas y Brenin’s friendly and highly experienced instructors.
- You’ll try many different types of climbing, building confidence and making friends as you go.


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

What to Expect

We'll start with some sessions to build your confidence and climbing skills, then we'll aim to cover;

- Movement and balance on the rock

- Single pitch climbing (small cliffs)

- Multi pitch climbing (bigger cliffs)

- Belaying (controlling the climber's safety rope)

- Abseiling (sliding down the rope under control)

- Ropes and equipment

- Knots and ropework for making yourself safe on ledges

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

Experience Required

You should be 12-17 years old to attend this course. You don't need any previous experience of climbing - just enthusiasm to do lots of climbing.

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.

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.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

Start your training

5 Days
Start Date
25th July, 2022
Spaces left
5 Days
Start Date
1st August, 2022
Spaces left
This course will help you become

A rock climber

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