Rock Climbing Instruction, Coaching and Experiences

If this is the first time you put on a harness, or you are experienced climbers wanting to review and add to their skills, then The Lakes Mountaineer can offer a range of courses to suit your needs. A few ideas are listed below, but your time will be structured around your aims and experience. There is something for everyone.

Experience Days

Come and get a climbing experience.  Whether you want to try out climbing with a group of family or friends, or want to try climbing a big mountain route, we have something to suit.

Group climbing: £180/day for 3 people + £25 per extra person
Guided climbing: £200 for 1 or2 people

Family Climbing Adventures

Mini-Mountains: Abseiling and climbing in the morning, followed by a treasure hunt (navigation!) in the afternoon - for kids (7+), and groups. From £40 per person for a full day. 

Mighty Mountains: Family rock day - half a day rock climbing then half a day scrambling grade 1 - best for older kids (11+) and groups. From £45 per person for a full day. 

Mega-Mountains: Parent and child scrambling day: for the more adventurous, take on a harder scramble in the mountains - 2 people only due to the terrain involved. £190 total for 2 people.

Rock climbing instruction - single pitch

These easy access crags are great for learning the first stages of being an outdoor climber.  Learn:

How to set up top ropes;
How to be a competent second;
Lead climbing on sport or trad routes;
Moving from indoor to outdoor climbing;
How to set up abseils.

£200/day for 2 people + £50/extra person

Don't forget, we also run official Mountain Training courses here in the Lake District.

Indoor Instruction and Coaching

Instruction: If you just want a fun experience on a wet day, or want to learn how to lead indoors, then we can provide the equipment and the know-how. Email us for prices.

Coaching: Taking a look at your climbing movement and tactics on bouldering or roped climbing. 
1-to-1 indoor coaching: £55 for 2 hours; group prices available.


All indoor instruction and coaching will take place at Lakeland Climbing Centre, Kendal.

Advanced Climber Instruction

Whether it is memory fade aftertime off climbing recently, a return after many years, or if you want to move to the next level of knowledge, The Lakes Mountaineer can help you:

Climbing MOT - correct your habits and memory fade;
How to climb multi-pitch routes;
What to do when your partner can't follow a pitch;
Self-rescue;
How to retreat from a route.

Total £200/day for1 or 2 people