Scrambling Snowdonia

Scrambling is the link between walking and climbing, it involves more use of the hands to get to the top of the mountain. Northern Snowdonia is one of the best places to scramble in the UK. There are lots of scrambling routes and relatively easy access, some almost from the road!

In its basic form scrambling involves no rope use and relies on group members "spotting" one another to prevent slips becoming falls. As height and difficulty increase then so does the rope use. On harder scrambles climbers are permanently roped up. We offer 3 types of activity.

  • Guided Scrambles: You will be safeguarded by an instructor and the aim is to cover as much ground as possible.
  • Basic Learn to Scramble: Learn to look after yourself on grade 1 scrambles.
  • Advanced Scrambling: Learn to look after yourself and others on grade 2 and 3 scrambles.

Snowdonia Guided Scrambles

Description:

Guided scrambles in Snowdonia.

Location:

Snowdonia, North Wales.

Duration:

1 day.

Price:

£45.00 per person (based on 3 people).

Experience Required:

None.

Age Limit:

18+ (unless parent/guardian present then min approx 13 yrs).

Dates:
Online Booking Form:
Downloads:

Booking Form (size: 186 kB)

Medical Form (size: 103 kB)


Learn To Scramble Course

Description:

This course will give you the confidence to tackle the easier scrambles (up to grade 2) under your own steam. We run 1 and 2 day courses. The 2 day courses will cover topics in more detail and allow more ground to be covered. The course will cover:

  • Movement skills on steep ground.
  • Route choice in ascent and descent.
  • Safeguarding rocky steps without the rope.
  • Basic rope skills.
  • Risk management.

Location:

Snowdonia, North Wales.

Duration:

1 or 2 days.

Price:

£45.00 per day (based on 3 people).

£80 for 2 days (based on 3 people).

Experience Required:

Summer hill walking.

Age Limit:

18+ (unless parent/guardian present then min approx 13 yrs).

Dates:
Online Booking Form:
Downloads:

Booking Form (size: 186 kB)

Medical Form (size: 103 kB)


Advanced Scrambling Snowdonia

Description:

This Advanced Scrambling Snowdonia course allows you to tackle some of more challenging scrambles in Snowdonia. On grade 2 and 3 scrambles the rope is used more often. On grade 2 scrambles, this may just be for the odd steep step. However, on grade 3 scrambles the rope is used all of the time. This involves shortening the rope by taking coils around the body. Basic rock climbing skills are also used to keep scramblers safe. On our 1 or 2 day courses will we cover:

  • Use of the guide book.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Taking coils.
  • Selecting anchors.
  • Building belays.
  • Placing gear.
  • Retreating off scrambles.
  • Holding falls.

All of this cannot realistically be covered in a day. On one day courses the content will be tailored to the abilities of the client.

Location:

Snowdonia, North Wales.

Duration:

1 or 2 days.

Price:

£45.00 per person (1 day).

£80 per person for 2 days (based on 3 people).

Experience Required:

Summer hillwalking and confident on grade 1 scrambles.

Basic ropework and climbing skills are also desirable.

Age Limit:

18+ (unless parent/guardian present then min approx 13 yrs).

Dates:
Online Booking Form:
Downloads:

Booking Form (size: 186 kB)

Medical Form (size: 103 kB)