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Rock climbing is a rapidly growing global outdoor sport, offering fitness, social interaction, and outdoor engagement. Experience it firsthand with our seasoned instructors, who have climbed thousands of routes in the UK and beyond.

Our instructors prioritize your safety while fostering a contagious passion for climbing. Utilizing exceptional local crags and cliffs, they guide you in climbing technique, gear selection, and usage, setting you on the fast track to becoming a skilled rock climber.

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Intro Rock – 2 Day

2 Days

Ready to reach new heights? Join our two-day introduction to rock climbing in the stunning landscape of Snowdonia. You'll be on the right route to becoming a rock climber in no time, guided by our experienced and enthusiastic instructors. Get ready to climb!

Great for beginners
Equipment included

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Intro Rock – 5 day

5 Days
6:1 - 2:1

Embrace the thrill of rock climbing in North Wales with our 5-day foundational course. Guided by expert instructors with years of experience, you'll explore the best crags and develop essential skills. This course is your ticket to adventure on the cliffs!

Great for beginners
Equipment included

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Intro Rock for Women

2 Days

You'll have two days out in the spectacular Snowdonia landscape, getting 'hands on' and getting your first routes under your belt. You'll start to understand a climbing 'jargon' and get to know equipment basics. You'll get a taste for climbing and an understanding of what to do next to carry on pursuing your passion.

No experience necessary - just enthusiasm
Equipment included

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Expert Tuition

You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Explore Eryri

Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Develop a Passion

Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.


The Main House

Mix of single and twin bedrooms

Moelwyn Bunkhouse

Bunkhouse with kitchen area

Bryn Engan

Farmhouse with bedrooms and flexible spaces

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Bar & Restaurant

The perfect place to relax after a day’s adventuring, our bar boasts the most amazing view as it looks down Llynnau Mymbyr to the Snowdon Horseshoe. Our extensive range of locally brewed beers, wines and spirits offers plenty of choices for refreshment. Our bar menu is packed with tasty high-energy dishes.

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Mon - Sat 12PM - 11:30PM
  • Sun 12PM - 10:30PM

Help Fund a Child Outdoors

Our aim is to give every inner-city child the opportunity to be inspired and motivated by the rugged outdoors and the challenges mountain environments have to offer. With your help, we aim to enable up to 360 kids to attend one of our courses in 2023.

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