We have a real passion for rock climbing and these resource pages hope to capture that with some great top tips and beginners articles. Along with highlighting the venues and crags we use along with some of the classic routes we find ourselves working and playing on. What we are aiming for is to inform and inspire you to get out there and enjoy the rock climbing wherever it might be.
A selection of course that are aimed at offering help and advice on rock climbing safety or climbing technique.
In this tutorial Mark Reeves our head coach takes you through some basic exercises to get you started on shoulder strengthening and stabilization exercises for rock climbing using the rings.
In this video, we explore the basic principles behind using a peg board to increase your shoulder strength and power for rock climbing.
Nut or Wires are the backbone of the modern trad climbing rack and knowing how to use them is vital. This article will teach you the basics but remember there is no substitute for being taught on a learn to trad climb course.
I often get asked what is needed you need on a first climbing rack. The answer is not necessarily black or white, instead, a climbing rack should be based on your current needs but this article gives you a quick verview
Fitness for any form of physical activity can be boiled down to nine components, these, if you like, are the trainable aspect of fitness. Here we look at them from a climbing perspective.
The TTPP or Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological aspects of rock climbing are the four aspects that coaches look at when they are coaching people to climb harder.
GOST Goal setting is an effective way to set SMART goals as well as setting a pathway to achieving them.
Designing a long-term plan, like a 14-week Periodised Rock Climbing Training Program can be hard work but if you do it properly then the rewards will be worth it. Especially if we write it for you.
Some great instructional videos on training and technique for rock climbing.
One of the key pieces of a beginner’s rock climbing rack, Hexes are a cheaper alternative to camming devices for protection for wider cracks.
Camming devices are the most complex piece of rock climbing protection and take some time to master the use of this article covers the basics of what you need to know.
An overview of some of the routes that have been re-equipped in the Slate Quarries since 2006
North Wales Climbing Venues
A selection of the best venues and crags for rock climbing in North Wales. We are so lucky to be able to work and play on these cliffs. We believe it is one of the main reason that our clients love our rock climbing courses so much because we get to teach on the best classic rock climbs in one of the worlds finest trad climbing destinations. Have a look below to see what we mean.