Rock Climbing

Skills & Development courses

 

There can be few sports other than rock climbing so singularly designed to encourage you to seek out and appreciate the most raw and adventurous parts of the natural world. With many lifetimes worth of travel, exploration, classic routes, incredible situations and potential development right on our own doorstep, not to mention the health and social benefits of climbing. Is it any wonder that for many people, rock climbing becomes a way of life?

In this modern age, climbing on an indoor wall is the first time many people encounter this expansive and welcoming sport, however, although artificial walls have their place for training and competition. They are still only an artificial representation of the range of movement, texture, shape and a thousand other variables that make rock climbing such a satisfying activity. How can a climbing wall replicate watching the 400million old quartzite you are scaling turn pink in the sunset, how can it reproduce feeling like you are fighting for your life with the sea crashing against cliffs below you, or ever make you feel like you do when reaching for the hand of your climbing partner as they top out on your first big mountain route.

EverydayClimbing focusses on Traditional Rock Climbing and Sport Climbing, which alongside Bouldering are the most accessible and widely practised forms of the sport in the UK. We offer a range of courses designed to help you to access this expansive sport. From tying in for the first time, to leading your first Extreme, our dedicated, professional instructors will be with you every step of the way.

If you are in interested in learning Scrambling or Mountaineering specific skills look at our courses here.

 

Traditionally, rock climbing was learned through a mentor, a more experienced hand passing information on to a student novice. We believe this should still be the case now, as even we still have our mentors that we occasionally bounce ideas off! Thats why, we offer that for anyone that joins us on any climbing development course, can contact us in the future for help or advice, forever!

It's our way of welcoming you to the community.

 

So, whatever your objective, EverydayClimbing is here to support you. Look though our popular options below, or contact us to discuss a personalised, tailored experience. 

OUTCROP CLIMBING

Introduction

Fort William, Aviemore,

Ballater or Dunkeld

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105

This one day option gives you the opportunity to spend a full day with a qualified and experienced Mountaineering Instructor, looking at the core competencies required to be a safe second climber in the dynamic outdoor environment.

This is the ideal course for those who have done little or no outdoor climbing before and want to learn to become a competent member of a climbing team.

We cover a number of topics throughout the day in a practical, hands-on format, with discussions and workshops on guidebook use, access and legislation, equipment, lead belaying, seconding, climbing technique, proper communication gear retrieval, common problems and basic self-rescue techniques.

We can also tailor this day to focus on  specific areas of a climbers skill-set, such as self-rescue, retreat, abseiling or efficient rope work. 

We always aim to make this day as efficient and beneficial as possible, with minimal classroom time and a short approach to a suitable venue.

MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING

Introduction & refresh

Fort William or Aviemore

1 Day | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £105

This one day multi pitch introduction gives you the opportunity to spend a full day with a qualified and experienced Mountaineering Instructor, looking at the core competencies required to be a safe second climber in the more serious multi-pitch environment.

This is the ideal course for those who have some experience of belaying, either indoors or outdoors, and want to learn to become a competent and safe member of a multi-pitch climbing team.

We cover a number of topics throughout the day in a practical, hands-on format, with discussions and workshops on guidebook use, access and legislation, equipment, lead belaying, seconding, climbing technique, proper communication gear retrieval, making yourself safe at stances, stance management, common problems, basic self-rescue techniques and next steps.

For the more experienced, we can also tailor this day to focus on specific areas of a climbers skill-set, such as self-rescue, retreat, abseiling or efficient rope work. 

We always aim to make this day as efficient and beneficial as possible, with minimal classroom time and a short approach to a suitable venue.

SPORT CLIMBING

Learn to lead

Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth or Dundee.

2 Days | Max Ratio 1:4 | From £125

This Sport Climbing Specific learn to lead course covers all the core competencies for safely leading your own single pitch sport routes, regardless of their location in the UK or abroad.

 

This complete course is aimed at clients that are interested learning the skills required to safely lead their own single pitch sport routes, either within the Uk or elsewhere in the world. 

 

The course content is comprehensive, covering guidebook use, crag access and legislation, route assessment, fixed equipment assessment, climbing technique for leaders, clipping technique, anchor selection and building, sport specific rope work, proper communication, stripping routes, modifying for top rope, risk management, solutions to common problems, basic self-rescue, abseiling, retreat and much more.

 

We run this course is a small ratio group with lots of hands-on workshops and demonstrations. We can run this course from several venues, please get in touch to discuss the best location for you.

OUTCROP CLIMBING

Top rope development

Fort William, Aviemore,

Ballater or Dunkeld

2 Days | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £200

Our two day development course is very versatile, this course is about refreshing, updating and developing your hard skills, whilst building your confidence to get more adventurous.

This is the ideal course if you have already have some experience of rock climbing and you are ready to build on your knowledge. As well as covering and refreshing all the basic core competencies required to be a safe second climber, we look at the rope-work knowledge and judgement required to set up top and bottom rope systems.

 

Through exploring gear placement and anchor systems, by the end of the course you will know how to select suitable anchors and build a robust top or bottom rope system. You will understand how to solve common problems and issues associated with these systems, know their limitations and have a greater understanding of the range, type and use of technical climbing equipment. We typically include a workshop on abseiling as part of this course.

If you have a particular aim or objective in mind, please ensure to let us know in advance, so we can tailor the course content and the venue to maximise your learning opportunities.

MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING

Single-pitch to multi-pitch 

Fort William or Aviemore

2 Days | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £200

Our two day multi-pitch development course is very versatile, this course is about refreshing, updating and developing your hard skills, helping you to access the longer and more committing mountain crags of the UK.

This is the ideal course if you have already have some experience of leading single pitch rock routes and you are ready to build on your knowledge. As well as covering and refreshing all the basic core competencies required to be a safe second and lead climber, we look at the additional knowledge and judgement required to attempt multi-pitch routes.

 

The course focusses on the main differences in rope management between single pitch and multi pitch climbing, we look at climbing with a single or two seconds on the rope, stance management in a variety of situations and common problems and their solutions. We typically include a workshop on protecting seconds during traverses and abseiling as part of this course.

If you have a particular aim or objective in mind, please ensure to let us know in advance, so we can tailor the course content and the venue to maximise your learning opportunities.

OUTCROP CLIMBING

Learn to lead

Fort William, Aviemore,

Ballater or Dunkeld

3 Days | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £285

 

Our full learn to lead course covers all the core competencies for safely leading your own single pitch climbing routes, regardless of their location in the UK

 

This in depth course is ideal for those who have some experience of following a lead climber in a single or multi-pitch setting or those who have experience of leading their own indoor climbing or sport climbing routes. 

The course content is comprehensive, covering guidebook use, crag access and legislation, route assessment, climbing technique for leaders, gear placement, anchor selection and building, advanced rope work, proper communication, bringing up and protecting seconds, risk management, solutions to common problems, basic self-rescue, abseiling, retreat and much more.

 

We maintain a small ratio group with lots of hands-on workshops and demonstrations.

 

Over the three days we select suitable safe routes for you to hone your skills before deploying them on a coveted classic.

MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING

Learn to lead

Fort William or Aviemore

3 Days | Max Ratio 1:2 | From £285

 

Our full learn to lead course covers all the core competencies for safely leading your own multi-pitch climbing routes, regardless of their location in the UK.

 

This in-depth course is ideal for those who have some prior experience of following a lead climber in a single or multi-pitch setting (or those who have experience of leading their own indoor climbing or sport climbing routes) and are eager to start to lead their own outdoor multi-pitch routes. 

The course content is comprehensive, covering guidebook use, crag access and legislation, route assessment, climbing technique for leaders, gear placement, anchor selection and building, advanced rope work, stance management, proper communication, bringing up and protecting seconds, risk management, solutions to common problems, basic self-rescue, abseiling, multi-pitch retreats and much more.

 

Most of the course is spent actually climbing, demonstrating the skills and techniques a real, dynamic setting.

 

Over the three days we suitable safe routes for you to hone your skills before deploying them on a coveted classic.

 
 
 

Contact

07841131463

Address

Seafield Cottage,

Station rd,

Carrbridge,

Invernesshire

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