Rock Climbing Courses

Scotland truly has some world class rock climbing. From stunning road side crags, to mountain routes and sea cliffs.We offer a full range rock climbing courses- from those who want to get started, to those wanting to learn to lead climb, to self rescue courses for experienced climbers.

We don’t do ‘off the shelf’ courses for rock climbing. What we do is to tailor a bespoke course based on your experience, what you’d like to achieve and then match this to the best venues and time available. No two course are the same which is just how it should be.

We have the brilliant Polldubh area in Glen Nevis on our door step that has routes of all grades, single and multipitch.

Course styles we regularly run are ‘Introduction to Rock Climbing’ for those who want to take their first steps into the world of traditional climbing. ‘Learn to lead’ for those who have already seconded climbs and want to move to getting on the sharp end. Also, ‘self rescue’ style courses for climbers wanting some tools in their tool box to get themselves out of trouble.

We don’t run ‘zero to hero’ courses. There are no short cuts to getting the experience needed to enjoy a lifetime of climbing. What we will do is to move you along on your journey to becoming an independent climber in a safe, fun and supportive way.

Is this for me?

We can tailor a course for all experience levels. Get in touch to discuss what you’d like to to achieve.

Ratios 1:1 or 1:2

Larger groups please contact us for prices


No. of peopleRock Climbing Course per day
Kit List
  • Technical Kit
    • Helmet
    • Harness
    • Belay Device + HMS Carabiner– all of the above can be supplied
  • Personal Clothing/Kit
    • Walking boots/Approach Shoes
    • Wicking baselayer – keeps moisture away from your skin and reduces how cold you feel as a result. Cotton is not suitable.
    • Trekking /Climbing trousers– Lightweight, fast drying trousers are ideal.
    • Mid layer– to be worn on top of baselayer in cooler conditions, for example a lightweight fleece or Primaloft top.
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Waterproof over trousers
    • Warm hat– e.g. Woollen beanie
    • Spare warm layer– e.g. fleece, synthetic insulation like primaloft,
  • Other Kit
    • Food and water – around 1-2 litres of water and plenty of snacks and high energy foods to get you through the day.
    • Rucksack – 30 litres- recommended
    • Sun screen, sun glasses – mountain sun can be fierce and the sun does come out occasionally in the Highlands!
    • Midge Repellent– We recommend Smidge (for May to September)
    • Small Personal First Aid Kit– e.g. blister plasters, painkillers, medication
What’s Included/Not Included

What’s included

  • Qualified and experienced Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (MCI)
  • Hire of helmet and harness and other technical kit
  • Action Photos of your day!

What’s not included

  • Personal Clothing
  • Transport/Accommodation/Meals
  • Cancellation/Personal injury insurance

Where do these courses take place?

We base most of our climbing courses out of Fort William and make use of an excellent climbing area in Glen Nevis called Polldubh. There are a brilliant range of climbs here from single to multipitch at a variety of grades.

What if it rains?

We often have an East/West split weather wise so we’ll sometimes choose to drive East towards Kingussie and make use of one of the crags around there. If that’s not an option, there are plenty of easier routes that we can climb if the rock is damp- we’re quite used to helping you get the most out of your day, even in suboptimal conditions!

Enquire Now about a Rock Climbing Course

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