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Rock climbing

  • Cost: £55pp. Family & group discounts available.
  • Time: 3 hours – starting at 9am
  • Ages: 8+
  • Location: Great Langdale (click for meet location)
  • Parking: National Trust pay & display car park
  • Kit you need to bring: Trainers or boots; clothes to stay warm & dry; rucksack; snacks & drink

💥 Will you get to the top? Let’s find out! 💥

Experience the exhilaration of rock climbing in the Lake District. Using only your hands and feet, climb your way to the top of a cliff with the safety of a tight rope.

We will provide all your safety gear and coaching that you need – it’s then just down to you to give it your all and battle your way to the top!

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This trip works really well as part of a full day adventure, paired with an activity such as ghyll scrambling or abseiling.

For big group availability (more than 6), just drop us a message and we’ll get back to you straight away.


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Rock climbing in sunny Langdale

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A more challenging line!

This page is about experiencing a beginner’s rock climb as a half-day adventure experience.

We also offer:

  • Rock climbing courses: for those who want to learn the skills to enable them to rock climb on their own
  • Guided rock climbing: full days of guiding on ‘graded’ rock climbing routes in the high mountains

Got questions? Read on...

They start at 9am and last for 3 hours.

Anyone aged 8 and above.

Any group members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian. Sorry but uncles, aunties, grandparents, family friends etc are not classed as legal guardians.

Rock climbing is based in Great Langdale. You will be sent full details on where to meet when you book. The car park where we will meet for your session is here

A useful (very rough!) postcode for planning purposes is LA22 9JU, but please be aware that this covers a large area and therefore using Sat Nav programmed with this postcode can often be unreliable.

There's no real limit, as we just bring more instructors along if you've got a big group. If you want to book for more than 6 people, just get in touch and we'll set up this up for you.

The climbs are about 10m high and they vary in difficulty from super easy to super hard. This means that we can tailor the session to fit with the abilities of any group.

There is a short walk uphill to where we climb. Climbing involves pushing with your legs and pulling with you hands to make progress, so a reasonable level of fitness will help, but it's not essential.

You don't need any experience.

There is no weight limit but we do have a maximum waist and chest size, as our safety kit will not fit a person larger than this. These sizes follow.

Maximum waist size: 150cm
Maximum chest size: 152cm

If you have any concerns, please contact us.

We will provide all safety equipment such as harnesses and helmets.

You will need to bring the following:

  • Trainers or walking boots. 
  • Clothes & layers suitable for the weather forecast
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof overtrousers
  • Snack & a drink
  • Rucksack to carry the above

We take loads of photos and we share them with you for free.

See the 'Book Now' panel above, or get in touch if you're having trouble.

See our generic FAQs here for info on our booking conditions.

Vouchers can be bought for all of our courses and experiences for your friends & family to redeem at their leisure. Buy a voucher

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Based on 159 reviews
What a brilliant experience !! We Loved every minute of it and can't recommend it enough. Thank you for the organisation and instruction throughout. Still buzzing :-)
Nick Duffield
Nick Duffield
Had an excellent time canyoning with Si! Booked by my partner who is much more adventurous than me but we both had an amazing time. There was one jump I was too scared to do and Si made an adjustment allowing me to continue with the journey in a way I felt comfortable. If you're thinking about booking this but are scared to take the plunge, my advice is go for it!!
Megan Copley
Megan Copley
We had brilliant fun doing the ghyll scrambling with Si this morning at Stickle Ghyll. We were really well kitted out so soon forgot about the damp, chilly morning and had a fantastic time with lots of laughs and challenges along the way. The kids are already planning for when they can do their next ghyll scrambling adventure!
Kate Towers
Kate Towers
Really great experience with excellent leadership. Kids left wanting to come back again as soon as possible!
Sophie Hopkins
Sophie Hopkins
My husband had an awesome afternoon Ghyll Scrambling in Coniston. Our son bought him a voucher for his birthday and I've never seen him grin so much when he came home wet and exhausted. I would highly recommend
Debbie Smith
Debbie Smith
We had a wonderful morning Ghyll scrambling in Coniston led by Si. It was a great adventure with lots of laughs and Si was a great leader. Would definitely recommend and we'll definitely be back. Thank you!
Roast Designs
Roast Designs
I took my daughter for her 18th, we both enjoyed it (more me then her🤣) it wasn’t as cold as I expected it to be and it was a lot of fun all round, I would Recommend to anyone and il be returning again soon.
Shane Hunt
Shane Hunt
Had the best afternoon gyhll scrambling with Rob. He was very thoughtful and knowledgeable throughout our experience guided us safely up the ghyll it was breathtakingly beautiful area so much fun was had too.
Tiff Walker
Tiff Walker
Excellent. Had a really good time didn’t think I’d like it at the start but Rob knows his stuff and made it fun for us. Would definitely do it again.
jay w
jay w
Ghyll scrambling with Steve was a great experience! Our original location was changed last minute due weather conditions but Steve made sure we could still complete our booking at another location. Would definitely recommend and will be booking again! Thanks again for Steve and the team 😁
Callum Robertson
Callum Robertson

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