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Outdoor Rock Climbing Taster Day in Peak District

  • Relax with a cup of tea or coffee when you arrive at the outdoor center
  • Learn the basics of belaying and abseiling from a climbing professional
  • Master the art of tying into the rope before you take to the rocks
Outdoor Rock Climbing Taster Day in Peak District
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Outdoor Rock Climbing Taster Day in Peak District
Have a go at rock climbing in the great outdoors with this experience in the heart of the Peak District. Perfect for those who have never climbed outdoors, or even those who have never climbed before, the day-long taster session includes time on the outdoor crags of Hope Valley with a professional instructor and use of equipment. Hot drinks and complimentary parking spaces are available.
What to Expect
This course is suitable for those of you who have never climbed indoors or outdoors before. If you have climbed indoors it is a good opportunity to refresh skills and get a taster for rock climbing on real rock.

During the course you will look at:
  • Equipment including harness, helmet, rock shoes, ropes and belay devices
  • Climbing grades
  • Climbing movement skills on real rock
  • Tying into the rope
  • Belaying and lowering/abseiling
  • Climbing routes
  • Climbing guidebooks
  • 'Head Games'
These climbing courses are based at a dedicated training centre in the Peak District with exclusive use of our indoor rope skills training wall. With complimentary tea & coffee, parking and WiFi.

No pre-requisites.

In terms of the required equipment, customers bring their own rock shoes. They can however be hired as well. Customers are advised to bring suitable clothing that will keep you warm and dry in most weathers and some sturdy footwear for walking to and from the climbing areas. You are also advised to bring a packed lunch.


Meet at the Training Centre at 9am (start times may vary by up to 30 minutes during busy times but this will be confirmed the week before).

Training Centre is open from 9am for course participants to come in and grab a drink. You will spend a good 30 minutes ensuring everybody is suitably kitted out with all of the technical equipment they need for the day. There is a good range of rock shoes available in stock and these can be hired for £3 per person per day.
At 10am the climbing begins.

Depending on weather, group experience and size of group you select a local crag and jump in the Pure Outdoor minibus and go for it! This could be a 10 minute drive, it could be half an hour. Sometime you need to walk for 15-20 minutes to get to the climbing. Bring some decent trainers or walking boots.

3.30pm: Last few routes, after which you will start packing up and heading back to the van.

4-4.30pm: Depending on where you go climbing, you usually head back to the Training Centre for a de-brief, climbing equipment amnesty and another cup of tea before finishing up the course and heading home.
Reviews (15)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2018
Good course, great teacher!!!

What a good day. The instructor was very competent and I learned a lot about rock climbing. The weather was fantastic also!!!

Thank William R
Reviewed 30 August 2018
Great introduction to rock climbing

Booked last monute as wanted a fun outdoor activity to do over the bank holiday weekend and couldn't have made a better choice. Went to a great location with plenty of climbing options and had a full days experience. Joe was a fantastic instructor and...More

Thank nat130
Reviewed 25 August 2018
Unreal beginners taster day *****

Started the morning with a warm cuppa and were introduced to our instructor Ollie, he calmed our inexperienced climbers nerves instantly! Got measured up and straight out on the rocks after some health and safety demos. Climbed all day and Ollie was there to guide...More

Thank Geoffrey M
Reviewed 21 August 2018
Great instruction, amazing location.

What a fantastic day! The instructor Dan made everyone feel welcome and was able to address individual needs so we all got the most out of the day. We were all beginners with a little bit of indoor experience and he was able to pick...More

Thank Sophie C
Reviewed 5 August 2018
2 Day Beginners Outdoor Climbing Course

My son and I booked on to the 2 day beginners Outdoor Climbing Course, we both have a number of month indoor climbing experience and were really looking forward to putting these learnt skills to use on the real thing. The booking and communication before...More

Thank Rob O
Pureoutdoor, Owner at Pure Outdoor Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi Rob, I must say I was a little surprised to see this review this morning as you emailed me last night saying "Thanks for a good day today, but we have both decided that TRAD climbing is not for us." Should you have given...More

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