The Peak District National Park

To book call us on 01538300174

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. We will teach you skills such as rigging, advanced belaying techniques and rescues, as well as more advanced movement techniques to help your climbing progress. If you already know how to climb safely inside or have some outdoor experience, jumping straight onto this course to advance your knowledge is absolutely fine with us.

Who's it for?

Anyone with indoor climbing experience looking to further their skills and knowledge. ​

What you will learn:

  • Rigging top ropes outside

  • Seconding lead climbers

  • Gear placements

  • Knot tying

  • Equipment uses

  • Advanced movement techniques

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.


Here 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.   

Mountain training:

This course is part of the Mountain Training's 'Rock Skills' accreditation  scheme. If you would like to be awarded with a certificate at the end of your course, all you need to do is register with Mountain Training and / or give us your membership number. Registration is free for all under 18's and £20 for those in wiser years. Once registered you will be eligible for certification on all 'Rock Skills' courses (introduction, intermediate and learn to lead).  Register now.

Course dates:

To run this course we just need a minimum of 2 people and dates can be arranged to suit your diaries throughout the year. Below are some we already have running which if you are by yourself you are more than welcome to join in!






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.

Keep up to date with all Peak Climbing School News
Sign up to our newsletter
  • Facebook Peak climbing school
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
Mountain Training Logo
Association of mountaneering instructors

©2019 by Peak Climbing School

Rock climbing courses, peak climbing school, trip advisor
Adventure activites member