Indoor to Outdoor Climbing – 2 Day

Wondering how to transition to outdoor climbing? This is the perfect weekend for you.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

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Open your eyes to what’s on offer as an outdoor climber; we’ll aim to boulder, go sport climbing, and show the basics of what trad climbing entails. Be warned though, many people leave completely addicted  


Every course is unique as we tailor each one to the team and the weather, but this should give a flavour of what you might get up to… 

Day 1

  • Informal welcome chat with our staff and your course members 
  • Head to stores to get kitted out 
  • Try bouldering on real rock  
  • Rock specific movement coaching – e.g. trusting friction and learning to hand jam 
  • See how trad gear (nuts, cams, hexes) is used to build anchors and set up top ropes  
  • Go climbing on top ropes 
  • Return to PYB for tea and cake! 

Day 2

  • Go sport climbing for the day (clipping pre-placed bolts) 
  • Use sport climbing specific kit 
  • Learn the basics of how to lead a sport climb and thread the anchors (commonly done with an extra safety rope) 
  • Return to PYB for more tea and cake, and a fond farewell 

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Who is this aimed at?

Indoor climbers looking for a taste of climbing outside. You may also have done some outdoor climbing before or attended one of our Start Climbing courses. You should be able to fit a harness, tie in, and belay. Don’t worry about being able to climb a specific grade, just come with a willingness to get stuck in!   

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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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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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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.