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up to 6

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You've climbed indoors but are keen to test your skills on real rock, we can give you the skills you need. A whole world of adventure is out there for you to experience. What are you waiting for?

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Indoor to Outdoor Climbing


1 - 2 Days


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Group Size

Up to 6 People - Larger groups welcome, but please enquire

Minimum Age

13 years old

What's Included

Expert Instruction, All technical equipment (climbing shoes not included), Complimentary refreshments, 10% discount on future course bookings

Previous Experience Required

Little to Some


Course Overview

Ready to transition your indoor climbing skills to the great outdoors? Our two-day course fast-tracks your journey to becoming a confident outdoor rock climber. Designed for those with some indoor experience, you'll quickly gain the essential techniques and decision-making skills needed to tackle real rock in stunning locations across the UK.

Through expert guidance and hands-on practice, you'll refine your technique, learn to navigate natural rock features, and build the confidence to lead your own climbs. By the end of the two days, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and experience to confidently explore the countless climbing adventures that await you.


Gain the skills and confidence to climb independently outdoors on real rock.

Learn essential techniques and decision-making skills for safe and enjoyable climbing.

Benefit from expert instruction and personalised feedback with a low instructor-to-participant ratio.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand and practise the skills required to second a lead climber on a traditionally protected route

  • Understand and be able to apply the principles of building a safe climbing anchor

  • Gain a thorough knowledge of suitable equipment for lead climbing

  • Understand correct and efficient placement of protection equipment while climbing

  • Know how to deal with common problems that might occur while leading

  • Understand techniques for rope management and belaying for lead climbs

  • Develop and refine effective and efficient climbing techniques

  • Use a guidebook to select an appropriate climb to suit your ability and ambitions

  • Have a knowledge of climbing etiquette and environmental issues

  • Do a lot of climbing!

  • When does the course start and finish?
    Start time: 09:30 - Finish time: 16:00. Please note, these times are approximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when booking public transport.
  • What's the minimum/maximum age for participation?
    Anyone aged 13 or over can attend any of our scheduled courses. We hold an AALA license and are able to take out children who are younger than 13, however we only offer this on a private guided basis. See our private guiding rates, as this can work out very competitive, especially when booking as a family. There is no maximum age, if you feel young enough to attend then you are very welcome!
  • Does the course price include food and drink?
    Almost all courses begin and end at our initial meeting place, which is usually a car park. Here your instructor will be able to provide a quick brew and a snack whilst chatting about the days activity. We do not provide food as part of our courses and you will need to bring a packed lunch along for each day. There are often local cafes within a short drive of our locations (but not always!) that can provide you with sandwiches, cakes and drinks.
  • How do I book?
    All of our courses can be booked privately, with a private instructor just for you or your group. This gives you the flexibility to book any date that suits you and also it means the instructor can fine-tune the course content to suit your aspirations. To make a booking, simply follow our online booking link below, or get in touch to discuss any specific requirements or changes you might have in mind.
  • Are there any pre-requisites?
    Some indoor or outdoor rock climbing experience would be beneficial, but is not essential.

Go Bespoke: Your Adventure, Your Way

At Crux Outdoors, we understand that every adventurer is unique. If our standard courses are close to what you're looking for but you have specific goals or preferences, we're here to make it happen. We pride ourselves on creating truly bespoke experiences, tailoring each course to your individual needs and aspirations. Whether you want to focus on specific skills, explore a particular region, or customise the duration of your adventure, simply click the button below to get in touch. Our expert team will work closely with you to craft a personalised itinerary that exceeds your expectations.

Questions? Let's Chat!

Our team of expert instructors is ready to answer any questions you have about our skills courses. Whether you're curious about the specifics of a certain course, need help choosing the right one for you, or have any other queries, don't hesitate to get in touch. We're passionate about sharing our knowledge and helping you develop your outdoor skills to the fullest.

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