The Climbing School

"After shattering my left leg, I was told by doctors I would never be able to play in Sports again"

As an active 19 year old I didn't take it well. I got fat, depressed however fate intervened. A friend I met at Uni asked me one day if I wanted to go climbing? I was very unsure at first. I didn’t think I would be strong enough or brave enough to do it, but hey what else was I doing with my time? Studying? Since that weekend in the Peaks I have never looked back. The climbing bug hit me hard! What started as a hobby turned into something more.

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Dedicated to Climbing

I started travelling the world looking bigger and harder challenges. On every adventure, I made new friends and found that no matter where you're from, how old you are or how much you earn everyone had one thing in common, we were climbers. After a few years I wanted to pass on this experience and knowledge, so I started to teach this amazing lifestyle to others. Eventually after 16 years of climbing, travelling and instructing, I came back to the place where it all started, where I did my very first climb, The Roaches and set up The Peak Climbing School.

- Stuart Honick

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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