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The Peak Climbing School

"Your work fills a large part of your life, the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you feel is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do" - Steve Jobs

Dedicated to climbing....


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.

My journey into the vertical...

After breaking my leg for the second time playing rugby I was told by the doctors I would never play again. I got fat, depressed and felt as though I would never find anything to replace the sport I loved. Then by chance, a friend I met at Uni asked me one day if I wanted to go climbing. I was unsure at first, as 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! From then on every spare weekend, rain or shine, my new found climbing buddies and I were out 'cragging' as much as possible.

 

What started as a hobby turned into something more. 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

Our Mission...

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 we're 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.

 

A locally run business aiming to provide fun, safe, professionally run training courses for all levels of experience. Our focus, customer service and delivery quality, therefore we encourage all participants to give feedback, either written or verbal so we can continually improve our overall customer experience. All our staff are qualified instructors / coaches, insured and super psyched. You couldn't be in better hands. 

Our centre is situated a stones throw away from one of the most beautiful and best climbing venues in the UK, The Roaches in the Peak District National Park. Here we run the majority of our climbing a navigation courses. Surrounding us are some of the most beautiful landscapes the UK has to offer. Whether you're walking or climbing with us, we guarantee you wont be disappointed with the views.

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