Professional mountain training and guiding in the Scottish Highlands
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At Highland Ascents, we deliver professional rock climbing courses for all levels of climber. We run bespoke courses tailored to you as as climber and as a result can focus on your ambitions and the skills that you want to develop, as opposed to a generic syllabus.
Therefore if you are an indoor climber looking to make the transition to outdoors. Or if you’re an experienced climber looking for some coaching to push your grade, our rock climbing courses give you the tools that you need to quickly get the most from your climbing.
An overview of the rock climbing courses that we offer follows. Please click the links for more information and prices. Don’t forget, course content is a just a blueprint of what we can include – your actual course will be unique to you.
We run climbing courses from Fort William, Glencoe, Aviemore, Torridon & on Skye.
Finally, if you can’t find what you are looking for then please make sure you let us know. Our instructors will tailor the perfect course for you – get in touch to find out more.
Guided rock climbing – let us take you climbing! Time to get on that Classic Rock, Hard Rock or Extreme Rock route that you’ve been dreaming of. From big routes in the high mountains, to valley crags and the complete contrast of epic sea cliffs, our instructors will guide you while you experience an unforgettable day on the rock.
Intro to outdoor rock climbing – take your first steps as an outdoor rock climber. Experience climbing on different rock types. Learn about gear, how to read routes, anchor selection and rigging. Find out how to abseil, how to interpret guidebooks and gradings. Discover the difference between Diff and HVS and leave as a climber with all the skills needed to competently second trad rock climbs.
Lead climbing course – get on the sharp end and learn the skills needed to lead trad rock climbs safely. Learn about gear placement, route choice, rigging belays and managing rope systems, safe retreat, abseiling and more. Leave ready to start logging those onsights!
Multi-pitch climbing skills – learn how to climb big routes quickly and effectively. Get the skills you need to read routes, manage tricky belay stances tangle free and use efficient rope systems. Then in descent, learn how to carry out safe multi-pitch abseil retreats.
Self rescue for climbers – the toolkit every climber should have. Learn how to problem solve and self rescue when the unthinkable happens. We’ll cover everything from how to deal with a damaged rope to complex rescues of a ‘worst-case-scenario’ unconscious climber.