• duration:
    1 Day(s)

  • instructors ratio:

  • booking cost:
    £50 PP

course info

The Peak District is home to some of the best climbing to be found in the UK and with miles of Gritstone edges to choose from its certainly got something for everybody. Our Rock Up Crack Clinic is aimed at climbers of all levels who want to try or develop their crack climbing technique and become a crack climbing wizard. During the day our instructors will run several workshops looking at all elements of crack climbing from route choice through to taping your hands and crack climbing technique. We will also look at different styles of crack from finger cracks through to hand jamming and off widths.

What will we look at on the day?

  • Planning and route choice.
  • Types of crack climbing (Finger, hand Jamming and off widths)
  • Hand protection (Taping vs crack gloves)
  • Climbing technique (How to get up those cracks in style)
  • Injury avoidance.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at people who have attended our Rock Skills Introduction or Intermediate courses or have a good understanding of belaying and tying into the rope. People with indoor climbing experience are also welcome but you must be able to demonstrate that you can belay and tie onto the rope independently. All climbing on this session will be top and bottom rope, No Lead Climbing!


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

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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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

Yes, all climbers are welcome, but you must be able to demonstrate your ability to belay and tie onto the rope independently.

Because this is a supervised session, we won’t allow leading during the day. You can use this session to get awesome at crack climbing though and take it onto your own lead climbing sessions in the future!

You wont need any technical climbing gear to attend this session as we provide any equipment you may need. Ideally you will have rcok climbing shoes as this will guarantee you can make the most of the sessions. 

All climbing equipment is included in the price!

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