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Rock Climbing

The crags of the Cumbrian fells or the Yorkshire Dales provide an ideal environment for climbing. With a variety of easy-access roadside crags in Borrowdale or Chapel-le-Dale to the more remote cliffs flanking the higher peaks of Scafell and Pillar, there are a wide variety of climbing styles, ranging from easy angled slabs to steep crack and wall climbs.

Classic Lakeland Rock

​If you are looking to head to the crag and get on with enjoying moving over some of the Lake District’s classic rock routes then come with plenty of energy and enjoy a day out on the crag with one of Real Adventure’s Mountain Instructors. We use our vast local knowledge to cover as much rock as you can handle. Inevitably you will learn as you climb however we can mix the day with a spot of teaching and coaching of any area of climbing you wish. This is a taste of one of our “Classic Lakeland Rock” days… Climb Middlefell Buttress and head over to Gimmer Crag to climb Gimmer Crack - the ultra classic of the crag, rap down and quest up Kipling Groove, rap back down and then head out up F Route to finnish with a pint in the Old Dungeon Ghyll. Your Classic rock adventure can be tailored to your wish and climb those route that have been on your tick list for years.

Moving outside

Moving Outside

This is the next step for people with some rock climbing knowledge and who would like to experience the best that both the Lakes and Scotland has to offer.

Multi pitch climbing - castle helen

Rock Improvers & Multi Pitch Leading

If you have already done some rock climbing and are looking to take things further? If you are familiar with basic rope work and able to belay you could learn how to:

  • Use double ropes
  • Multi-pitch climb
  • Build belays
  • Place runners
  • Improve your movement over the rock
  • Learn to interpret guide books
  • Do improvised rescue with emergency procedures
  • Lead climb safely … and much more

Duration and Dates are your choice, we have Instructors available for all rock courses.

Bouldering Technique

​Without the hassle of learning rope skills or the stress of heights and with minimum risk of injury - this course gives you the purest introduction to bouldering. You will learn about precision footwork, the fundamentals of good technique and balanced climbing, as well as the injury avoiding arts of ‘spotting’, using mats, and warming up.

Clip Drop Training

This video is from UKC and was created by Steep Media - Kendal Wall in partnership UKC.

Now relax!

SPA Assessment

​Before attending the 2 day assessment course, candidates must have attended a Training course (or have been granted exemption), be able to lead Severe grade climbs and hold a valid First Aid Certificate. Our courses start on the Friday night with an introduction to the assessment and theory paper. The Saturday is out on the crag for the day then onto a climbing wall in the evening. Sunday is another day out on a different crag and rock type with final debriefs and individual action plans before departure.

SPA Training

SPA Training

The training course is for potential leaders and assumes basic competence as a rock climber with experience of leading climbs. Before attending the training course candidates must have registered with either the MLTE, MLTS, MLTW, have at least 12 months experience of rock climbing and be not less than 18 years of age. All aspects of the syllabus will be covered during the two day training course and then it is up to you to consolidate before assessment. The training course will have a minimum of four candidates present, and a maximum of eight. The maximum trainer/candidate ratio is 1:4. Larger courses have dual benefits: the varied experience of the candidates enables an individual to have a better chance of seeing how their own skills compare and they also get the opinion of two trainers.

We have been doing a few days of family rock-climbing with Dan every year, starting as complete outdoor novices and moving on to increasingly difficult and varied routes over the past five years. Dan manages to combine infinite patience, encouragement, and a great sense of humour with knowing exactly how much and how far to challenge us, so that each time we progress in ways we could never have imagined! Being able to overcome fears of exposure, managing multi-pitch severe (or harder) routes AND being able to enjoy ourselves at the same time is all thanks to Dan's experience as an instructor and his excellent people skills. We have recommended Dan and Real Adventure highly to all our friends and anyone who is looking for brilliant fun, challenge, and adventure!

Gundi, Mark, Laura & Julia Gabbay, Manchester

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