Rock climbing around Scotland

Course Overview

This is a client led course. You choose where you want to climb and it will be organised. Within the boundaries of Glen Coe - Cairngorms -Torridon - Isle of Skye anything is possible. Each day a new venue and a new experience. Also, you get to choose the dates which suit you best. The course will only run with two people plus an instructor. The price includes travel and accommodation (self-catering Bunkhouse/Hostel style). Guests provide their own food.

Course Details

Costs: £700 for five days

Ratio: 1:2

Dates

Choose your own dates. Courses are normally five days in length.

Description

Note: Rock climbing, especially in the harder grades is very reliant on good weather and dry rock. No guarantee can be given for the weather and alternative climbs at a lower grade may be necessary to ensure that adequate levels of safety are achieved.

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