Rock Climbing Company
Rock Climbing, Mountain Scrambles and Abseiling
The Rock Climbing Company run a full range of rock climbing and mountain skills courses in Snowdonia and North Wales.
Our climbing courses and mountain activities range from exciting taster lessons that let you to try climbing, abseiling and scrambling for the first time, through to multi-day rock climbing and mountain scrambling courses.
There are some broad course outlines on our main website at www. rockclimbingcompany.co.uk, but we will always personalise these to your experience, needs and abilities.
We build each course around your requirements making sure it moves at a comfortable pace and gives you the skills and experience that you want.
It will always be an exciting, safe and fun - a mountain adventure that you will remember for a long time after it has finished.
The company and courses are run by Silvia Fitzpatrick. Silvia is a very experienced climber who holds the Mountain Instructor Award and is a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and the Mountain Leaders Training Association.
Silvia has been climbing all over the world over for 20 years and has built up an extensive and impressive mountaineering CV; highlights include climbing the North Face of the Eiger, making the first female ascent of Cerro Fitzroy in Patagonia, becoming British Climbing Champion and becoming one of the few female climbers to climb a route with the magic 8b grade.
Silvia was a Sports and Modern Languages teacher before training and qualifying to become a climbing instructor and she uses this teaching experience to help people learn new mountain skills whether they are just starting to climb and scramble or whether they want to gain specific rock climbing skills at an advanced level.
Rock Climbing Courses
North Wales and Snowdonia have an amazingly rich and diverse concentration of climbs - long scrambles, classic mountaineering routes, adventurous sea cliffs, bolted sports routes plus single and multi-pitch cragging.
Our climbing courses cover all these mountaineering and climbing activities and we can instruct these skills at all levels.
Our most popular courses include:
Climbing Taster: A great introduction to rock climbing for the adventurous or a fast and effective method of learning the basic skills involved in climbing for those taking looking to start climbing. This is one of the shorter courses that we run and normally lasts between 4 and 8 hours.
Learn to Climb: A more comprehensive version of our Climbing Taster course and a complete introduction to rock climbing that will give you the core skills and knowledge so that you can start climbing independently and safely.
Climbing Outside and Learning to Lead Climb: The perfect climbing courses for those who have some indoor climbing experience and want to increase their skill set so that they can start climbing outdoors safely and competently.
Mountain scrambling is an adventurous and natural extension to hill walking that at it's upper end blurs into the world of mountaineering.
We run mountain scrambling courses in Snowdonia for all levels of ability and experience; we can teach you the rope work and movement techniques needed to climb your first grade 1 scrambles; we can give you the extra skills and confidence to tackle your own grade 3's or we can guide you up the classic scrambles that abound in Snowdonia.
Scrambling can be enjoyed by anyone who is aerobically fit and likes an exciting challenge - our scrambling courses will help accelerate the learning process and teach you best practice whilst keeping you safe.
Our most popular courses include:
Snowdon via Crib Goch or Clogwyn Y Person Arete: This is probably the most famous scramble in Wales and could be described as 'Snowdon the Hard Way'. The difficulties can range from mild to extreme depending on the variations climbed, but in any case the exposure is huge and the traverse across the Crib Goch ridge is unforgettable. The views are amazing on this route.
Scrambling the Welsh Classics: A 2 day course that will help you scramble the best routes in Snowdonia. The routes we attempt will depend on your mountain experience and fitness, but could include Cneifion Arete, Bristly Ridge and Tryfan via Milestone Buttress approach.
Mountaincraft, Navigation and Hiking - Courses and Guiding
Good mountaincraft and navigation skills are crucial to enjoying and staying safe in the mountains. We can teach you these skills so that you can move independently and confidently in the hills and mountains of the UK.
We will pass along the navigation techniques necessary to plan your own trips, so that you can move away from the beaten track whilst understanding the terrain that you will cover and being able to estimate the timings and distances accurately.
Mountaincraft covers a broad range of skills that essentially are built on experience gained from many days in the mountain - we will accelerate the learning process so that you gain that knowledge over a much more condensed time period. These mountain skills include such diverse topics as route planning, access issues, security on steep ground, river crossing and emergency procedures right through to what clothing system works best for you and how to pack a rucksack.
We are a small company providing high quality, personalised climbing and mountaineering courses - one of the nice sides to this approach is that we receive regular compliments. There is a list of testimonials on our main site at this website link in a tab below the main text.
Courses, Guiding and Instruction throughout Snowdonia & North Wales.
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News & Special Offers
4 day Learn to Lead Climb course - 1st to 4th March - one place left - £300
- Climbing Taster Sessions from £40 per person per day
- Climbing Outside Courses from £80 per person per day
- Snowdon via Crib Goch from £50 per person