BSO Intro to Outdoor Climbing


This is an offsite activity where you will have to arrange your own transport

Join us for half a day of real rock climbing in the Peak District on some of the best rock in the world. Whether you've never climbed before, only tried climbing indoors or just want to get out on some classic Peak District crags then this course is for you.

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What to Expect:

Meet at the Sofa meeting point and from there you will need your own transport to reach the course location.
You'll be given the chance to push your ability and climb as hard as you desire. You'll receive coaching and instruction from a qualified climbing instructor and will be shown how to safely fit your own harness and helmet as well as learn to belay one another.

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What to Bring:

- Trainers / rock shoes to climb in
- Waterproofs
- Dress for the weather, September can get chilly
- Snacks, sandwiches and anything else to keep you fuelled
- Water
- Any personal medication

Climbing and safety equipment provided.

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Essential Information:

Minimun Age: 16
Course Provider: Thornbridge Outdoors
Student / Instructor Ratio: 6:1
Start/Finish: Thornbridge Outdoors
Transport: This course requires your own transport
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet at the School of Adventure Meeting Point at least 10 minutes before the course starting time to find your guide and ensure a timely departure. This activity takes place off-site, latecomers will be left behind.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you require more information about the course or the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.

Can I book a School of Adventure activity without a weekend pass?

No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.

What about Covid?

The Big Shakeout Festival and all courses will operate in line with the latest government restrictions. If the festival or a course cannot be run due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be issued.

Will School of Adventure courses still go on if the weather is bad?

We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.

Will I receive a ticket for this course?

You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at along with your name at the School of Adventure Meeting Point.