The Peak District National Park

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or book online below

Becoming Independent

£159 per person

2 days - Ratio 1:4

"It was the last climb of the day. Sat at the top, on the edge of the crag, Sian was already thinking of tomorrows routes"   


This course is the progression from our introduction to outdoor climbing course, however still open to beginners looking for a more advanced start. On this course you will learn how to tie in, fit equipment and belay but also learn how to second a route, lead belay, abseil with a prussik and be introduced to rope rigging techniques. We will also look at some more advanced movement techniques to help your climbing progress into the future. If you are looking for a more advanced start or already know how to climb safely inside / have some outdoor experience, jumping straight onto this course to advance your knowledge is absolutely fine with us.

Who's it for?

Anyone with some indoor / outdoor climbing experience looking to further their skills and knowledge. ​Also suitable for confident beginners.

What you will learn:

  • Seconding lead climbers

  • Rigging techniques

  • Lead belaying

  • Gear placements

  • Knot tying

  • Equipment uses

  • Guidebook uses

  • Advanced movement techniques

  • and more....

Kit needed:

All climbing kit is provided, including shoes and chalk. If you wish to bring your own gear that's no problem. 


Our start time and meeting point is 9:30am at our centre The Peak Climbing School.


At the centre we will brief you on the days activity whilst having a free brew and biscuit. From here we will set off into the crag for an exciting days learning. We sometimes we use areas further away from our centre so you can get the most out of your course, therefore some transport is advantageous.  However if you are struggling for transport please let us know so we can arrange some for you. Day 2 will also start at 9:30am and will follow a similar format to day 1. On both days we will aim to be wrapping up around 4:30pm back at the centre. 

Open course dates:

We have a number of courses running all year which can be booked online below.


If these dates don't suit your calendar please get in touch as we are always more than happy to put more course dates on! 

We need a min of 2 people to run an open course, therefore it's advisable you book for 2 to ensure it goes ahead. However this is not a requirement!

If you do book individually onto an open course and we don't get enough participants to run the session we will try our best to re-book you onto another course or give you a full refund.


Private booking:

If you'd rather book this course privately and have us all to yourself thats no problem. Our private guiding day rates will just apply. All private courses can be adjusted to completely suit your needs.

Secure Payment:

We accept most major credit and debit cards and with our secure booking system booking your course couldn't be easier. However if you'd prefer to book and pay over the phone please get in touch.

Instructors and insurance:

All our staff are qualified and assessed by the Mountain Training Association and have years of coaching and instructing experience and all participants are covered for all activities via our public liability insurance.

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