The Climbing School

"There’s no landscape like the Staffordshire Moorlands, the earth dips and swoops in lazy curves that seem almost-but-not-quite like somewhere you’ve been before"

Our home; Upper Hulme, based below the Roaches, Staffordshire, is unique in so many ways. Secluded amongst some of the most famous rocky outcrops in the UK, we have access on our doorstep to some of the best rock climbing the country has to offer. Our centre has teaching classrooms, wifi, toilets, a climbing shop and carpark as well being down the road from famous 'Rock Inn' pub. 

The Peak Climbing School Inside

Dedicated to our Craft & Environment 

All our staff are dedicate climbers and not just instructors. We have climbed all over the world, climb regularly and like to think we are at the top of our game. The environments we climb in are beyond special in our eyes so protecting these areas are at the top of our priority. As a conscious business we try to be as resonsible as possible and a little on how we do this is below.

  • All our energy is from renewable sources (water turbine in the basement)
  • We are a paperless business
  • 1% of our profits go to the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
  • Apart of a tree planting program to help offset our Carbon Footprint
Climbing at the Roaches Leek, Peak District

Our Mission

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."

Climbing fundamentally changed our lives. It’s more than just a job or hobby, it’s a lifestyle, which has created endless adventures and experiences. With the lowest course ratios, run by a team of incredibly psyched climbing professionals, our aim is a simple one; share knowledge. Whether you’re new to the sport or an experienced climber, we have courses to inspire, develop and ensure you perform in whichever style you choose to climb.

As a team of super psyched climbers we wanted to do something different to other providers in the UK. As instructors we were frustrated when group sizes were too big and we couldn’t give people the time they needed to learn. We were equally frustrated with kit used on courses, and that some customers had to rent shoes and gear even after they had paid for a course?

So with the simple philosophy; keep group sizes small, provide all kit free of charge, to teach not just skills but the climbing lifestyle itself, The Peak Climbing School was born.

How to Find Us

Based within the Staffordshire Moorlands part of Peak District National Park, just below the iconic Roaches; we have some of the best rock climbing and hiking venues the UK has to offer within walking distance of our centre. Situated 5 minutes up the road in Upper Hulme from the local town of Leek, getting to us couldn't be easier. With parking, toilets, free hot drinks and wifi our climbing school couldn't be a better place to start your journey.

01538 300174

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Upper Hulme Mill, Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8TY