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Rock scrambling

  • Cost: £65pp. Family & group discounts available.
  • Time: ~2 ½ hours – starting at 9am or 1pm
  • Ages: 12+
  • Location: Near Coniston (click for meet location)
  • Parking: Free car park
  • Kit you need to bring: Trainers or boots; clothes to stay warm & dry; rucksack; snacks & drink

 Let’s go mountaineering!

Head off-piste and get your hands on the rock! Scramble up rocky steps, slabs, chimneys and arêtes to an amazing mountain summit, and take in those breathtaking views.

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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


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Rock scrambling in Coniston

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Sunny scrambling

This page is about experiencing a beginner’s scramble as a half-day adventure experience. We also offer:

  • Scrambling courses: for those who want to learn the skills to enable them to scramble safely on their own
  • Guided scrambling: full-day ‘graded’ scrambling routes in the high mountains

Got questions? Read on...

They start at either 9am or 1pm and last for roughly 2½ hours, but this is dependent on how quickly your group moves so can sometimes finish earlier.

Anyone aged 12 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 near Coniston. 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

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 4 people, just get in touch and we'll set up this up for you.

Scrambling involves about 200m vertical ascent of tricky scrambling (hands on rock), so a relatively good level of fitness and being a naturally active person will definitely play to your advantage.

You don't need any prior 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 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.

They start at either 9am or 1pm and last for 3 hours. For availability, click the blue 'Book Now / Check Availability' button above.

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

Promo video Watch a preview of our activities, in 1 adrenaline- fuelled minute! Click here to watch

Want some free instruction? Head over to our new YouTube channel where we post regular videos. Click here to learn

Based on 163 reviews
It was very windy today. The team were great and had a plan B arranged for us which was brilliant (and safer!).
Had a great experience Ghyll scrambling. Despite there being a rather large number of us (22 on a stag do) the guides were great throughout and clear experienced. Really enjoyed the experience and would book again.
Holly Maughan
Holly Maughan
Really enjoyed the day, slight disruption with the weather but they gyll scrambling was excellent, guides were very helpful and kept everything entertaining
Scott Maughan
Scott Maughan
Fantastic experience. Would wholeheartedly recommend. George is very encouraging and patient, a superb guide and teacher.
Cpt Randlelwa
Cpt Randlelwa
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!
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