Over the last five to ten years Indoor Climbing has grown extensively to the point where it is almost as popular as going to the Gym. However enjoyable indoor climbing is it can't really compare to climbing outdoors (well, so I think).
Climbing outdoors can be broken down into three main areas; Traditional Climbing (Trad), Sports Climbing and Bouldering.
If you are you inspired or motivated to climb outdoors on rock but are concerned that you may not have all the necessary skills then have a browse below, check out some of the courses Outside Edge offer on the Bookings Page or contact us for further info.
Trad climbing is often seen as the 'adventurous side of climbing' and involves placing pieces of protection (gear) into cracks in the rock or slings around spikes of rock in order to protect the leader as they climb upwards. It can often appear quite daunting to a novice climber and there are many skills to learn. However, with the right tuition you can be forging ahead with your own adventures.
We offer courses on Learning to Lead Trad Climbing from 2 days to 5 days that will teach you the necessary skills to make the jump from Indoor Climber or Sports Climber to Trad Climber. If you're just seeking an introductory day out on the rock, no problem, see the Booking Page for further info, prices and dates.
Sport Climbing is related more to the disciplined nature of athletic sports whereby the climber can push his or her physical boundaries to the limit in a relatively safe and controlled environment. Climbing is a risk sport however and Sports Climbing retains some of this inherent risk. On our courses you can learn all the skills necessary to enable you to safely climb outdoor sports routes and enjoy the freedom of pushing yourself to the limit. If you're just seeking an introductory day out on the rock, no problem, see the Booking Page for further info, prices and dates.
Walking in the Hills, Moorland and Mountains has increased dramatically in popularity over the last few years and even more so in 2020 due to more people wanting to improve their physical and mental health due to Covid 19 and the associated restrictions. As a result, there has also been a large increase in Mountain Rescue call outs. If you're looking to go out in the hills but are worried you may not have the right skills to navigate yourself out of danger in bad weather then see the Booking Page for further info, prices and dates.
If you love walking in the hills and off the beaten track but do not want to learn the skills of navigation then perhaps a guided walk is more relaxing way to get out and about. I've been walking in the mountains and countryside of the UK for over 40 years and I still find those quite and beautiful places where people seldom tread. There are also still areas of the UK (many in Wales) that could almost be considered wilderness so if a day's walk or a wild camp in a remote area is something that interests you then contact me for further information.