• duration:
    2 Day(s)

  • instructors ratio:

  • booking cost:
    £225 PP

course info

North Wales attracts climbers from all over the UK and has become well known for its huge selection of crags and the variety of climbing on different rock types. Despite its appeal to world-class climbers, North Wales is also a great venue for novices with thousands heading for the crags in search of peace some adventure and time away from the rat race.

Our Rock Climbing Introduction is your key to getting outdoors and experiencing the very best that North Wales has to offer. We will show you how to fit safety equipment, give you coaching on your movement and introduce you to a wealth of other important skills that you need to progress as a climber. You will also visit a range of venues from the sea cliffs to mountain crags so that you can try out climbing on different tock types. 



Our Instructors

Our instructors are fully qualified Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors with years of experience climbing in North Wales and a passion for teaching others. They will pick the climbing routes based on your experience and ensure you have a great two days learning, pushing your comfort zone and getting psyched for climbing. Our Instructors are also members of The Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) and are experts at delivering fun and engaging sessions. 

If you're unsure whether this course is right for you why not email us and discuss your level of ability. 

Who is this course for

This course is perfect for anybody who wants to begin climbing outdoors and looking to become a climber. We often get beginners, indoor climbers and those with some limited climbing experience. Our 2:1 instructor ratio allows us to individualise the learning guaranteeing you get the best out of your time with us no matter your experience. 

What's included

The price of this course covers your instructor's fee and any technical equipment you may need during the course (Helmet, harness).
This course does NOT include accommodation, food, drinks or transport. 

course instructors
Matt Cooper
Matt Cooper
Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (MCI)Click here for more information

You can pay your deposit by selecting the date you wish to book from the drop down box below and clicking Pay Now. I will contact you with course details and a kit list once your deposit is received. Full payment must be made prior to the course or on the day.

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My partner and I booked Matt for two days mountaineering instruction so we could learn how to use ropes on climbs that were out of our comfort zone. We had a fantastic two days and Matts structured approach allowed us to take it all in and practice all the techniques over and over again. We both now feel more confident to take on more adventurous scrambles. Thanks Matt

Andy and karren

Excellent day with matt scrambling over crib coch. Faboulous and patient instructor, highly recommend .

Anne Brown

Fantastic day on the Back to Basics Navigation course with Matt. Very well organised and learnt a lot. Matt was very professional and great at teaching the skills with lots of patience and encouragement. Really enjoyed it and will definitely be signing up to other courses in future. Highly recommended.

Chontelle Wright

A great day out learning how to use a map and compass with Matt. His teaching style gave us just the right amount of information without feeling overloaded. I would highly recommend Matt !


Just got back from a fantastic weekend with Matt on the Welsh 3k and couldn't have asked for a better time. We had blue skies and cool air so it wasn't too hot and the views were simply incredible. Matt set a great pace allowing us to push our limits but never going beyond what we were capable of and we finished in 18 hours 32 mins. Hes a top bloke and I would certainly recommend him and The Mountaineering Company to anybody. Thanks again Matt. You will certainly see us again next year no doubt!

Chris Mansell

We attended a navigation course today with Matt. He was fantastic, can’t rate him highly enough! We had no knowledge at all, but have come home feeling confident and ready to tackle our adventure! Thank you Matt for a fabulous, fun day

Claire Black

I thoroughly recommend Matt as a leader & guide. I experienced an exhilarating & fun day with a super group doing Matt's Ogwen Classics day. Matt managed our mixed levels of ability & confidence with a calm, encouraging, alert & purposeful manner. He inspired confidence through recognition of our efforts & shared his knowledge & experience to support our skill development. The day passed all too quickly!

Ferne Davies

Awesome day with Matt teaching my 11yr old son and I the basics of climbing. Very patient and approachable would highly recommend Matt to anyone with an interest in rock climbing. Really fun day enjoyed by all!

Ian Roberts

All I can say is amazing!! Never scrambled before Matt looked after us supported us though the scary bits and made the whole day brilliant.

Karen Williams

Had a fantastic weekend with Matt on the mountain skills course - he is really friendly + approachable, and tailored the two days to what we enjoyed + wanted to learn. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to build their confidence with mountain hiking + navigation!


Recently attended an intermediate rock skills course in the Peak District. Really great weekend and excellent fun. Matt is a top bloke; very knowledgeable and just the right amount of laid back. Allows all the information to really sink in - effective teaching!

Matt Pomfrett

Excellent day out with Matt on my first ever Scramble. I found it pretty tough in places but Matt was always there to put me at ease, offer instruction and with his support I made it to the top. Would highly recommend to others.

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