LAKE DISTRICT – the birthplace of Rock Climbing in Britain, and it remains one of the country’s best known locations – a perfect place for a rock climbing course. There are many traditional climbs on high mountain crags, along with dozens of smaller outcrops

The Lake District is quite easy to get to from most parts of the country, with a good rail link to Windermere or Penrith and the M6 passing close by. The quality of the landscape is internationally famous, and you can always be assured of a great view!

Our courses are based in the central Lakes, so you can stay anywhere in the Ambleside/Grasmere area, but other locations such as Keswick, Ullswater and Langdale are equally suitable. Climbing locations for each day are carefully chosen taking into account the weather and the group. If the weather in the mountains is bad, Cumbria has lots of sandstone and limestone outcrops ringing the edge of the fells, so it’s often possible to get some good climbing in even if the general weather is poor.

The main locations used for Lake District rock climbing courses are Langdale, which has superb beginners multi pitch climbs such as Middlefell Buttress, along with Borrowdale and Patterdale.

DATES AND PRICES: Click each heading for available dates .

Half Day Introduction to Rock Climbing – A great course to “have a go” and learn the basics of rock climbing, learn climbing technique, belay, equipment, and crag choice, suitable for beginners and great as a family activity. ADULTS: £35pp  UNDER15s: £25 Min Ratio 1:2 Max Ratio 1:6   

Full Day Introduction to Rock Climbing  - A course that takes in all the basics, but with more climbing, suitable for beginners and those with a little experience.ADULT £90 per person  UNDER 16: £50 Min ratio 1:2 Max ratio 1:4

Intermediate Course – (1 Day) – Designed for improvers and is ideal for learning to lead or multi-pitch climbing. £180pp  Max Ratio 1:3
 2/3/4 Day courses by arrangement


Equipment Review and Selection/Ropes and Harnesses:
Leading Skills:
Climbing Techniques:
Bouldering .
Using Guidebooks and Route Selection:

Prices includes professional instruction, use of specialist gear, ropes etc, and local transport if required.


Guiding can be arranged in any part of the country or abroad, for individuals or groups. You can use a guide to climb specific routes, or as a way of undertaking a course/instruction for an individual or small group – see Private Guiding page on main menu.


……brilliant. We had a great day. We will be in touch about a further date in due course.

…..Just a quick note to thank you and Richard for providing us a great weekend in the Lakes. This was our 1st experience of the Lakes and we all enjoyed the experience. We would like to thank Richard for his flexibility in providing the best experience that the weather would allow and his cool and calm encouragement of 3 middle aged (but keen) chaps.

……Carol & I had an absolutely fantastic time in July. Richard is a brilliant instructor and leader and really gave us both the confidence to enjoy the week to the fullest. He was thoroughly professional in everything he did and we felt his planning and organisation were superb.

……I would also like to say how blown away we both were with our guide Paddy. He was a true professional and a credit to you and your company. He was extremely patient with Sarah and provided her with the confidence to not only finish all the routes but to enjoy them too. I myself gained so much knowledge from Paddy and enjoyed our many chats on the routes. His advice is truly appreciated.

…..I myself will be definitely be using your company again and will not hesitate to recommend you to all my friends and colleagues.


HIGHPOINT have been operating since 1988 and are fully insured, hold an AALA license and are members of the British Mountaineering Council and Institute for Outdoor Learning.