Climbing on the Idwal Slabs  

Intro to Rock Climbing Course Snowdonia


Course Stats


Course Aims

By the end of this course I hope that you will be inspired and realise how much fun rock climbing is. You will be able to do the basics - put on a helmet and harness, tie in to the rope, get to the top of a few climbs, be familiar with abseiling, belay your climbing partner and start to understand how to place gear and build your own anchors. By the end of the course you will have the skills to allow you to register at any indoor climbing wall.


Course Program

Day 1

Rock climbing movement skills and an introduction to bouldering.

The Basics - fitting a harness and helmet, tying on to the climbing rope.

Belaying in a bottom rope system.

Bottom roping on suitable rock climbs.


Day 2

Use of a guidebook.

Look at placing gear and building anchors.

Setting up top ropes.

More climbing, belaying and abseiling.


Length - 2 Days

Private Course Only -

Cost - £120 p/p based on a group of 4


Previous Experience

No previous rock climbing experience needed.


Private Course

For more information on private courses visit the private course page. The course cost will depend on the number of people in your group.


More Course Information

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How do I book? Visit the booking page to find out how to book this course.

What's included in the cost? The course fee includes the instruction you receive, 1 entry to a climbing wall and any technical equipment. It does not include accommodation, food or transport costs.

What equipment do I need? I will provide all the ropes, harnesses, hard wear and climbing shoes. You need to bring along suitable clothing and footwear for the outdoors and a packed lunch. I will provide you with a kit list when you book.

What happens if the weather is bad? It not often that I can't seek out a dry spot to go climbing in Snowdonia due to the localised weather pattern here. However if the weather is very bad we might sneak into an indoor wall - where we can cove many useful skills.

Where do we meet? I normally meet at 9.15 at Pete's Eats in Llanberis. We'll have a quick chat about the course then head out to a local crag to do some rock climbing. We normally finish between 4.30 and 5pm


If you have any queries please don't hesitate to email me.

Rory Shaw / 07882756018 / / Site map