Rock | Improver

  • duration:
    2 Day(s)

  • instructors ratio:

  • booking cost:
    £195 PP

course info

Rock Improver Course.

Rock climbing is currently the fastest growth sport in the UK and its easy to see why. Keeps you fit, improves mental well being and offers as much adventure as your willing to take on. This is why we’re so passionate about climbing and love enabling people to get out on their own climbing adventures.

Our base for this course is in North Wales and were lucky to have some of the best climbing in the country on our doorstep. Sea cliffs, mountain routes and of course the legendary Welsh slate offer wide variety of climbing styles which will allow you to broaden your knowledge and increase your confidence.

Who is this course aimed at.

Our rock improver course is aimed at climbers of all levels looking to develop new skills and take their climbing onto the next level. You may be an indoor climber with limited outdoor experience or a single pitch trad climber looking to move onto more complex multi pitch routes. With our 2:1 instructor ratio we guarantee you will come away with lots of new skills and increased confidence.

During the two days you can expect to cover –

  • Planning (Crag Access, guidebooks, tides for sea cliff climbing) .
  • Technical skills (Placing bomber gear, building belays, linking gear).
  • Mental and tactical approach to climbing.
  • Abseiling.
  • Movement coaching.
  • Multi pitch climbing.

Our instructors

One thing that makes us stand out and is a constant theme in our reviews is our passion for climbing and the enthusiasm we bring to every session. All our instructors hold the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (MCI) qualification which is the highest award you can hold for teaching rock climbing and mountaineering in the UK. They are also full members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) and hold valid insurance and advanced first aid.

Book this course for a date that suits you.

If you can’t find a date that’s suitable why not contact us and arrange a date that suits you. We take a large amount of private bookings every year which guarantees you learn what you want on a date that works for you. To enquire about a private booking email us at and let us know the course you want to book and what month or dates are preferable. We will respond with our instructor availability. This course is the same cost whether booked as a private or open course.

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

Private Instruction

Can't find what you're looking for? Why not hire an instructor for the day on a date to suit you. Click below for more information.

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  • COURSE DATE 01-09-2022DAYS2 COST£195.00 LOCATIONNorth Wales PLACES2 BOOKING book now

Hiring one of our instructors privately is the perfect choice when you’ve got a specific aim in mind, whether it’s to improve your personal skills, have an unforgettable guided experience with a group of friends or tick off an objective you’ve had in your sights for a while.

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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.

Polly Hornby