We run open courses and workshops throughout the year, covering a huge range of subjects and activities from introductions to outdoor rock for new climbers and new skills for established climbers.

Keen to learn some new tricks or brush up on your technical skills? Have a look at our technical know-how workshops.

 

We run a series of workshops dedicated to improving your climbing performance - you'll find all the details in the performance coaching section.

 

If you can't see the course you want, contact us and we'll advise you on a workshop that may suit, or see if we can arrange a bespoke activity.

We send out course updates and newsletters which include our upcoming courses so if you'd like to be one of the first to hear about upcoming courses, sign up below!

Upcoming Courses

Overview
We are pleased to partner with the British Mountaineering Council to be the “Ready to Rock” course provider in the South West.

Ready to Rock courses are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by introducing some of the key skills and traditional climbing equipment, applying the knowledge you already have at the in the crag environment, and of course getting lots of climbing on real rock done!

To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to a competent indoor top rope climber already - you will need to be able to put on harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climber.

Sample course syllabus 

  • Guidebooks, trad grades and route choice

  • An intro to “trad” (traditional) climbing equipment

  • Movement skills and route reading on real rock

  • The principles of good anchors

  • An intro to building belays

  • Personal abseiling

Who is the Ready To Rock course for?

These courses are ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents, indoor climbers ready to step outside, and those who may have already tried climbing outdoors but would like the chance to review or formalise their knowledge with the help of a highly experienced and professional instructor

 

These courses can be a good precursor for people considering the Rock Climbing Instructor award training, and we also welcome enquires from RCI trainees who would like to observe/assist with session delivery as part of their consolidation phase.

 

If you have your own harness, helmet, climbing shoes and belay plate, please bring these with you - we prefer that everyone learns with their own kit. If you don't have one or any of these, please contact us in advance.

 

Ages 18+ only - for activities with under 18's, check out our tasters and bespoke options.

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 Skills

We are pleased to be the South West providers of the BMC Skills courses. These include:

  • Introduction to Navigation - Get to grips with basic navigational techniques for personal hillwalking.

  • Next Steps Navigation - Build on your current skillset by spending a day looking at more advanced skills for navigating remote terrain. Participants should be familiar with basic map-reading and compass-work.

  • Introduction to Traditional Leading - An introduction to the skills and techniques required to become an independent traditional lead climber. Participants should already be able to second traditional routes.

  • Improve your Trad Leading - Looking at techniques to push your grade as well as the additional complexities of multipitch terrain. Participants must already be competent single pitch trad lead climbers.

  • Sea-Cliff Skills - focusing on the additional factors and complexities of sea cliff and tidal venues. Participants must already be competent single pitch trad lead climbers.

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Performance Coaching

This range of workshops focuses solely on improving your climbing. Each workshop is dedicated to developing specific areas recognised as key elements of overall performance

The workshops are separated into technical development, tactical decision making, physical training and psychological state management.

These open workshops are aimed at climbers who are keen to improve their climbing, and as such are suitable for both novices and more experienced climbers.

 

There are some elements that require a level of knowledge and ability with safety skills such as belaying - if you are unsure whether you will be able to participate please contact us to discuss it or check out our instructional courses.

Movement Skills

Explore and learn about the fundamental movement skills and specific techniques involved in climbing.

A Climb Cornwall coach will share their expertise with you through theoretical and practical exercises and help you develop tools to become the best climber that you can be.

Pre-requisites

Ages 16+

Cost

£40.00 per person 

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Advanced Movement Skills

Delivered by an experienced coach, this workshop aims to support climbers as they progress through the grades.

 

Specifically focusing on steeper terrain, dynamic movement, technique analysis and grade progression this workshop is idea for climbers who have an understanding of fundamental technique and want to climb harder.

Pre-requisites

Ages 16+

Climbing V2/ f6a

Cost

£40.00 per person

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Getting fitter and stronger is a huge part of developing as a climber, so join a Climb Cornwall coach to learn about the key physical components of climbing training, and some practical exercises to safely train each one.

 

Pre-requisites

Ages 18+

All activities can be completed in the bouldering room, however being able to safely use the roped sections of a wall will increased your training options.

Cost

£40.00 per person 

Physical Training

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I'm strong enough to climb it and I know I can do the moves, but once I'm there I just can't seem to keep it together" - does this sound familiar?

 

Headgame plays a huge part in climbing, particularly when you are at your limit. Improving your confidence and giving you greater control of how you feel can result in huge performance improvements.

Pre-requisites

Ages 18+

Cost

£40.00 per person

Coaching the Mind

 
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Lead Tactics

 

Join a Climb Cornwall Coach to explore how to improve your efficiency when leading, and develop tactics for successful climbing on the sharp end.​

Pre-requisites

Ages 18+

You need to be competently leading and lead belaying to take part in all parts of this workshop.

Cost

£40.00 per person

 

Technical Skills

Are you wasting precious climbing time with inefficient rope work? Have you actually practised prussiking up your abseil rope? If the worst does happen at the crag, do you know how to reach a casualty - and would your climbing partner know how to reach you?

These skills workshops are all aimed to help you ensure you have everything you need to prevent problems, as well as know what to do if something does go wrong.

There may be some elements that require a level of knowledge and ability with safety skills such as belaying or familiarity with traditional climbing equipment - please check the workshop prerequisites. If you are unsure whether you will be able to participate please contact us to discuss it or check out our instructional courses.

Problem Solving & Rescue

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This full-day workshop explores a range of scenarios where something has gone wrong at the crag, and provides technical instruction for resolution and improvised rescue.

Covering escaping the system, abseiling and prussiking, reaching a causalty - leader and second, and rescuing a casualty - leader and second, this workshop involves both technical instruction and the opportunity to put skills into practice on the crag, all under the supervision of an experienced instructor.

Pre-requisites

Experience of leading traditional routes

Ages 18+

 

Cost

£60.00 per person

Rope Tricks

Want to build better belays? Speed up your climbing with slick stance management? Avoid tangles when taking coils? Or just run through those techniques you don't use frequently.

 

Delivered by a highly experienced instructor, this workshop provides an opportunity to explore a range of climbing  scenarios, and learn or revisit the techniques we use to manage them.

Pre-requisites

None

Cost

£40.00 per person

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