SUMMER CLIMBING COURSES

Every course is bespoke and based upon your availability. We specialise in traditional climbing courses and Alpine/ Himalayan preparation. 

We offer a range of courses:

Mountain Guiding & Scrambling  - all abilities - Single and Multiple Day options.

Climbing Instruction ​ - Beginer & Advanced courses - Alpine and Himalyan preparation. 

Each course is designed with the clients goals in mind so not one course is ever the same.  It's a great way to learn the skills to climb independently in the mountains or enjoy an adventurous day under the support of your expert guide.  

If you would like more information on which course is right for you then please get in touch.

Please fill out our booking enquiry form with the dates you would like and which course you are interested in.

Once booked you will receive a full kit list and itinerary.  All of the technical kit is provided, however, we do not supply mountain boots or climbing shoes.

BEGINNER/ ADVANCED CLIMBING COURSES:

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These courses are designed to help improve your skills and performance in outdoor climbing and mountaineering whatever your level.  This includes traditional climbing & mountaineering instruction and guiding on single and multi- pitch ground. It also covers sport climbing and techniques for scrambling and mountaineering.

Routes & Grades to Expect:

Every course is bespoke to your level so we could end up anywhere in North Wales picking a grade or climb which suits your needs. This may also be a mixture of scrambling and climbing. 

Climbing grades and routes depend on experience and location but your instructor will choose the best option for you and the group.

Experience Needed:

Hill walking experience and a basic level of fitness to cope with being in the mountains on the move for a full day.  Some indoor and outdoor climbing experience is also useful for these days but not essential. 

Cost:   

1 person:

1 day: £170

2 days:  £340

2 person:

1 day: £220 (£110 each)

2 day: £440

Ratio:  1:2 with qualified instructor

Alpine & Himalayan Preparation Days 

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Alpine and Himalayan preparation days are at the heart of why we started AFC. These days are fundamental for any adventurer before heading out to bigger mountain ranges. These days focus on fitness levels and skill set so that you are confident in your self before heading away. We can also include a strategy plan for those needing more input from a guide/ instructor.

 

Routes & Grades to Expect:

Guided scrambling routes grade 2-3.  We may visit routes on the east face of Tryfan or venture into the Idwal slabs.  Multi pitch climbing routes up to grade HVS

 

During these days we take a good look at your objective for instance the matterhorn and replicate the technical skills and length of climb for the day/s booked.  

Preparation courses:

  • Alpine preparations (Climbing long routes focussing on rope work and moving well over technical ground with big boots on)

  • Himalayan preparations (Covering techniques for Himalayan climbing routes)

  • Performance climbing (traditional climbing, sport)

  • Advanced rope work (rescue techniques and big mountain experience)

Cost:

1 person:

1 day: £170

2 days:  £340

2 person:

1 day: £220 (£110 each)

2 day: £440

Ratio:  1:2 with qualified instructor

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Your Coach
Tom Horrocks