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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
The full three Fs: Fantastic, Fun and Friendly!

The aim was to do something different from my normal Sunday morning and have a lot of fun in the fresh air too. That is exactly what was achieved. Matt our instructor was friendly, professional and supportive. Me and my wife had never done outdoor...More

Thank Carla S
Pureoutdoor, Owner at Pure Outdoor Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear that in your case, the grazes were the sign of a good day out! It's great when people come along to try out one of our activities for the first time and end up finding a new passion, which it sounds like...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Amazing Weekend

I booked the 2 day beginners rock climbing course for my husbands birthday and we were not disappointed. The whole experience was above our expectations and the instructor, Gavin, really made our experience 5*. He gave good instructions, showed exceptional support and was generally a...More

Thank charliebvanni
Pureoutdoor, Owner at Pure Outdoor Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your great review, I will pass the feedback on to Gavin and hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Far exceeded expectation!

This weekend has been incredible, thanks to Gavin, the principal Climbing Instructor and his amazing right hand man David. My Son, John had such a good time on his Outdoor Climbing Taster day on Saturday that we dropped our original plans for the Sunday so...More

Thank Blackbellysheep
Reviewed 12 June 2018
Fantastic day climbing

Having only previously climbed and bouldered at indoor centres, we absolutely fell in love with climbing outdoors and on the Gritstone. We had a fantastic instructor, Pete, who tailored the session to ensure we got exactly what we were looking for from the day. He...More

Thank TheaF180
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