Easy Rock - Rock Climbing in Scotland

Course Overview

A variety of courses are offered to suit all abilities from novice to advanced,. Courses arrive on a Saturday evening and finish on the following Thursday afternoon. All courses are staffed by professionally qualified and experienced Guides or Instructors, ensuring the very best of attention to learning and safety. A number of different cliffs are visited in order to give a wide introduction to varying rock types and mountain scenery. The courses are based on the west coast of Scotland within easy reach of Ben Nevis & Glen Coe. All technical equipment (ropes & hardware) is provided within the course fee and climbing shoes are available on hire (£4.00 per day).

This is a great course for those who want to learn the principles of rock climbing. The basics of safe and efficient movement on rock faces are taught. Choosing the best equipment and using it properly. Tying the correct knots, abseiling, belaying and rope management will all be taught and practiced on the cliffs of Glen Nevis (Polldubh Crags), Ben Nevis & Glen Coe. Ideal for people with little or no rock climbing experience.

Course Details

Costs: £400 for five days

Ratio: 1:3

Dates

The choice is yours, but please check before making a booking. Courses are normally five days long but can be shorter.

Kit Requirements

Rock Climbing Kit List

rockboots

Boots
A fairly flexible pair of boots with good lateral stiffness and well kept ‘Vibram’ sole are adequate for approaching the climbs. They should have a high ankle to give support in that area and should not be smooth-soled.

Rock climbing ("Sticky boots") are essential and can be hired in Fort William (£4 a day)

climbing harness

Harness
A sit harness is essential for rock climbing

Helmet
Essential for rock climbing

chalkbag

Belay Plate & screwgate carabiner * chalk bag for harder climbs

Rucsac
A small to medium volume rucsac is necessary (50 litres) for all courses.

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit
For blisters, insect bites, headaches or stomach upsets. Sun screen cream will also be useful from April to September hopefully!!

Waterproof jacket and trousers
Essential

Sheet sleeping bag liner
This should be brought if you have one and are using a Youth Hostel (can be hired)

fleece jacket

Personal Clothing
This should cover both cold and warm situations. Shorts and T-Shirts for the hot days, plus fleeces or woolly jumpers and windproofs for colder weather. Track suit trousers are perfectly adequate for summer rock climbing courses. Please bring woolly hat and gloves as well.

flask

Flask and/or water-bottle and Packed Lunch food

Accommodation

Accommodation is extra to instruction unless shown and a choice is offered as follows:

Camping
A good site with all facilities is located in Glen Nevis. Phone for details of current prices. (01397) 702191.

Self-Catering
from £16.00 per night Calluna Bunkhouse or SYHA.

Guest House
From £150.00 B&B for six nights

B&B is available for people who wish to eat out in the evenings. Please state your preference on the booking form and it will be pre-booked. Accommodation costs are payable on arrival and full details are sent in advance.