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Beginners Scrambling

Scrambling

"Scrambling is a method of ascending rocky faces and ridges. It is an ambiguous term that lies somewhere between hill walking and rock climbing. It is often distinguished from hillwalking by defining a scramble as a route where hands must be used in the ascent. There is less to distinguish it from climbing, with many easy climbs sometimes referred to as difficult scrambles."

Scrambling routes are graded from 1 to 3. Grade 1 is unlikely to require a rope but would involve steep and often exposed ground, where good route choice is important. Grade 2 requires the use of a rope and elementary rock climbing skills to negotiate steeper ridges and gullies. Grade 3 is continuous steep scrambing and a rope is used throughout. A head for heights and some hill walking experience is required for all our scrambling courses. You can book a listed course or contact us to arrange bespoke guiding and tuition to suit your exact needs.

Our Courses (all costs are per person):

Beginners Scrambling
Intermediate Scrambling
Scrambling Advanced

2-days

£135

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2-days

£150

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2-day

£170

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Beginner This course introduces the hill walker to scrambling by traversing some classic Grade 1 terrain such as the North Ridge of Tryfan and the Crib Goch Ridge. The scrambling will cover some exposed and spectacular terrain en route to the summits.

Instruction Ratio 1:3

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Intermediate For those with some scrambling or rock climbing experience, this is a chance to traverse more challenging and exposed Grade 2 and 3 terrain such as The Cneifion Arete, Clogwyn y Person Arete or the Amphitheatre at Craig yr Ysfa.

Instruction Ratio 1:2

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Advanced This course is aimed at experienced scramblers and aims to equip them with the technical skills, knowledge and confidence to go away and undertake challenging scrambles of their own. Subjects covered will include short-roping, belaying, building belays, descent techniques and placing protection. All instruction will be outdoors initially on Grade 2 terrain moving on to Grade 3 terrain to conclude.

Instruction Ratio 1:2

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