...Rock Climbing, Scrambling, Mountaineering and Hillwalking in North Wales...Guiding, Coaching and Instruction
SPA Refresher Evening
Planning on attending your Single Pitch Award, but are a little nervous and would like the chance to ask a few questions and have someone check your rigging? The an SPA refresher course will be ideal for you.
This evening course covers the rigging aspects of the SPA syllabus and is ideal to help you refresh your skills in preparation for your assessment. The course changes depending on what skills you feel you need to work on and are practically based at single pitch venue in North Wales. Our instructors are highly experiences indoor and outdoor coaches, who have a lifetimes worth of experience in both single pitch work and beyond to help add to your skills. This includes writing two books on coaching climbing, How to Climb Harder and Effective Coaching for Rock Climbing Instructors.
You will leave this course more confident and know what you need to do to finish off your consolidation. As such we recommedn you allow at least a month between the course and your assessment.
Dave Rudkin showing you the way on the Crux of Creeping Leema's second pitch, Yellow Walls, South Stack, Gogarth.
Stuart MacAleese on Shadrach, tremadog
Reunion Descompuesta, a runout 5a at Los Cancho de Los Brezos
Steve Sinfield climbing the initial damp grooves pitches on the amazing 17 pitch remote wall the Lotus Flower Tower in the Cirque of the Unclimbables. In order to fix a rope to allow a speedy blast off.
Adam Riches on the Classic Dream of White Horses. Adam came for a sport to trad conversion and this was his fifth day of trad climbing!!!
A climber fighting the anxiety as he pushes himself on a lead climbing coaching course in the top crack of Merlin Direct. This classic HVS is a great route to push into the HVS grade.
Emma following Doorpost at Bosigran.
Practicing Aid Climbing at Tremadog on one of our How to Big Wall Courses
4 weeks agoby lifeintheverticalAnother day out with some rest locals. This time up a small mountain before we went for a climb. Pretty frio today!
1 month agoby lifeintheverticalHad to wait for the sun to come in this crag. It has an awesome break in front of it. Not a bad place to set up the office!
I've been a client of Mark's on multiple occasions. He has decades of experience climbing and it shows. He doesn't just show you how to do things, he helps you to understand why and when you should do them. My climbing grades reached an all time high under Mark's instruction. Thats really all that needs to be said.
Jesse King 12/02/2017
So incredibly lucky for a beautiful day out on the mountain with Mark. He was wonderfully accommodating and went above and beyond to ensure that I had the best day climbing possible. We were able to do a couple of classic routes and he was constantly sharing his local knowledge and climbing expertise. His familiarity with nearly every person we passed on the mountain showed his remarkable depth of commitment to the climbing community in Wales. I couldn't have asked for a better guide.
If you have any enquiries, questions or requests, whether it be a specific course we run or if you would like to see if we can design a course specifically for you then you can email us here
If you would prefer to chat then call us on tel: (+44) 07872565225
Basic Booking Terms
A 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking onto one of our courses. If the course has been confirmed the course and the start date is over 8 weeks away we will refund up to 50% of the deposit for the course. Within 8 weeks the deposit is non-refundable.
If you opt to pay the course fees in full at the time of book we will refund up to 75% of the full amount paid if cancellation occurs prior to 8 weeks before the course commences. If you cancel within 8 weeks of the course starting we will only refund 50%