Introduction to Rock Climbing – 2 Day

Fancy getting into climbing but don't know where to begin? This is the perfect introduction. Learn the basics and gain confidence on the rock.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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Join our friendly instructors and discover the joys of climbing over a fun-filled weekend. We’ll climb on boulders and short crags, giving you a chance to try lots of climbs and styles, build confidence, have some movement coaching, and see how climbing kit works. We’ll climb in a maximum group size of one instructor to six participants, so you can expect plenty of individual attention and a great social!      

You should leave the course knowing why climbing is amazing and be able to confidently fit a harness, tie onto a rope, and belay (keep your partner safe).  

Who’s This Aimed At?

Everyone with an interest in having a go at climbing. You may have had a go in the past, visit a climbing wall occasionally, or equally, it could be your first time. We’ll start easy and build things up to suit everyone – we’ll use friendly venues (not too hard or high) and build your confidence over the weekend.  

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What Your Course May Look Like

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. 


  • Informal welcome chat with our staff and your course members;
  • Head to stores to get kitted out;
  • Drive to a bouldering venue (climbing on small rocks above crash mats) and climb on rock;
  • Visit a small, friendly crag, and learn to put a harness on, tie onto the rope, and belay (keeping someone safe by using the rope); 
  • Climb some fun routes;
  • Return to Plas y Brenin for tea and cake! 


  • Travel to a different crag and spend the day climbing;
  • Have a go at a variety of climbs and styles; 
  • Consolidate movement and ropework skills; 
  • Look at the basics of how the ropes are anchored at the top; 
  • Try abseiling; 
  • Return to Plas y Brenin for more tea and cake, and a fond farewell. 

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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.