Intro Rock Climbing 2/3/5 days
Intended for those with little or no previous climbing experience, or for those that have recently started climbing indoors. We look at basic ropework, belay techniques, equipment selection, and introduce and develop a range of climbing techniques, before progressing to multi-pitch routes. On the longer courses we cover all the aspects outlined above, but with more time to develop the skills on a range of venues.



Introduction to Leading 2/5 days
Intended for those with some previous climbing experience. Revision of ropework, belay techniques, equipment selection, protection placement, multi-pitch rock climbing and basic rescue procedures will be covered.



Rock Improvers 2/3/5 days
For those with a reasonable amount of previous climbing experience, including those who may wish to push their standard. Aspects covered include a revision of ropework and belay techniques, including the use of double ropes, leading skills and improvised rescue for both leader and second. There will also be specific in-depth coverage of personal technique and skills coaching.



Mountain Rock 2/3/5 days
These introductory courses look at basic techniques on low level crags, progressing to long mountain routes. On the mountain, long days walking and scrambling as well as rock climbing can be expected. Route finding, ropework and leading will all be covered. No previous experience required.



Classic Mountain Rock 2/5 days
The aim is to sample a selection of the very best rock routes Scotland has to offer, in a wide variety of settings. Routes are full mountain days. Previous experience at climbing at Very Difficult level is required.



All of the above courses are based in the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe area, with excursions further afield dependent upon the weather.


Extreme Rock 2/5 days
It could be that you have some long sought after routes that you have always wanted to do, or perhaps you just want to sample a selection of some of the best extremes around.



Sea Cliff Rock 2/3/5 days
Based around the extensive sandstone sea cliffs on the Rubha Mor peninsula at Reiff, just north of Ullapool, in the vicinity of the beautiful Summer Isles. Other options include visits to the immaculate gneiss crags at Sheigra, just south of Sandwood Bay, or the nearby Old Man of Stoer, dependent upon the weather.



Islands Rock - Lewis 6 days
Climb on the oldest (2,900 million years) and some of the best rock in the country, out on the edge of the Atlantic. From the extensive sea cliffs around Uig on the west coast, with its fabulous beaches, to the big inland cliffs such as Creag Dubh Dhibidail and the Tealasdale Slabs on Griomaval. A visit to Britain's steepest cliff, Sron Ulladale is also an option, where a number of superb-looking routes exist in the lower grades.



Islands Rock - Skye 5 days
Sample some of the classic long routes here, on the superb rough gabbro of the Cuillin. Tellingly dubbed 'Eilean a'Cheo' (Isle of the Mist) by the native Gaels, it is worth noting that, should the Cuillin be shrouded in cloud, there will also be the opportunity to explore some of the more recently developed dolerite, basalt and sandstone sea cliffs at a variety of locations.



Sea Stacks 3/5 days
Two packages are offered, the first with the intention of tackling the two mainland old men Stoer and Am Buachaille. On the longer trip, Hoy is visited. Candidates should be capable of following VS/HVS and able to swim 30m. Successful ascents are very much dependent upon weather and tidal conditions, but the intention is to slot in other climbing en route.



North West Rock 5 days
Climb on a range of easily accessible sandstone crags in Wester Ross, from the extensive sea cliffs out on the Rubha Mor peninsula at Reiff, to the longer mountain routes on two of Coigach's most distinctive peaks -Stac Pollaidh and Sgurr an Fhidleir. Also nearby are a range of good low-lying buttresses in and around Ardmair - an excellent place to brush up on your crack technique.



Torridon Rock 5 days
The variety and wealth of venues make this a superb location. From the immaculate low lying gneiss crags of Diabaig, to the majestic Coire Mhic Fhearchair of Beinn Eighe. With its lower tier of sandstone and the capping Cambrian quartzite crags, this is undoubtedly one of the finest outlooks from any cliff anywhere in Britain. There are also a range of crack-seamed sandstone crags nearby, including Seanna Mheallan in Glen Torridon, together with a couple of good new south-facing crags closer to the road, overlooking Loch Torridon. Not far north, around Loch Maree, there is a fine range of recently developed gneiss crags around Loch Maree (Stone Valley, Creagan Dubha & Tollie Crags) together with the wonderfully situated discoveries in the hills around Gruinard Bay. Also of interest is the fine Cambrian quartzite of the Bonadh Dhonn of Beinn a'Mhuinidh, with exquisite views down the length of Loch Maree.