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Rock climbing is one of our most popular activities, and we offer courses and holidays in a variety of spectacular settings in the UK and abroad throughout the year.


The majority of our courses are located within the Lake District, but between autumn and spring we escape the cold to the Sun Rock of the Mediterranean (including El Chorro, Mallorca, Sardinia, Costa Blanca, Corsica). We also offer weekend breaks to other top quality climbing venues in the UK, including the Peak District, North Wales and Cornwall.

In the Lake District, favourite climbing haunts include Borrowdale, Great Gable, The Langdale Pikes, the Eden Valley and St Bees Head.

Conditions / Level of Difficulty / Fitness Requirements

We cover a wide spectra of difficulty from beginner to expert, so whether it is your first time or one of many, we can cater to your particular needs or desires.

Our clients range from young to old and from low to high fitness, and neither age or physical condition are barriers to an enjoyable holiday with Go Higher. We have found that the most important factor in you achieving your goals is self-confidence, which we believe we can enhance.

Introductory Rock Climbing and Abseiling Courses

We will teach you to relax on rock by gaining confidence in the equipment and belaying system, in a friendly environment. You will then be encouraged to climb and abseil on easy slabs until you are sure of your footwork, before moving onto a variety of crags and climbs. You will learn basic climbing and rope handling skills; how to choose sound anchors and set up safe belays; stance management; the placing and recovery of modern protection; interpretation of guidebooks and route selection.

Intermediate Rock Climbing Courses

We aim to improve your climbing techniques and your understanding of the belaying system. After revising basic skills you will have the opportunity to practice safe leading on single and multi-pitch climbs, using single and double-rope methods. We will also practice some self-rescue techniques, and of course, enjoy some rather more exhilarating routes in stunning surroundings.

Lakeland Classic Rock Holidays

Simply relax and enjoy the climbing as we lead you up some of the finest routes the Lake District has to offer, whether in the valleys or on the high mountain crags. With our intimate local knowledge we know the right crags for the weather conditions and can assure an enjoyable and worthwhile day.

What We Provide

Go Higher will provide:

  • instructor/s;

  • all technical equipment as required (e.g. helmets, ropes, harness, climbing shoes); and

  • local transport to and from the crags.

What You Need to Provide

You will need to provide:

  • adequate personal insurance;

  • sturdy footwear;

  • waterproofs;

  • small rucksack (if possible);

  • warm clothing (regardless of weather);

  • camera;

  • packed lunch / flask;

  • sun cream / lip balm; and

  • small amount of cash.

Remember that conditions can change rapidly in the hills, so always be prepared! It is often worth bringing along a spare set of clothing to change into at the end of the day in the event that conditions do worsen.

Scheduled Courses and Holidays

Below are the scheduled courses and holidays for this activity. For the full list of activities, courses and holidays please refer to the Tariff and Calendar.

Introductory Rock Climbing Courses

Start DateEnd DateDaysPrice


Intermediate Rock Climbing and
Leading Instruction Courses

Start DateEnd DateDaysPrice

Classic Lakeland Rock Climbs

Start DateEnd DateDaysPrice


UK Climbing Weekends

HolidayStart DateEnd DatePrice
UK Peak District Rock09/03/201110/03/2011£45
UK North Wales Rock18/06/201119/06/2011£45
UK Peak District Rock05/11/201106/11/2011£45

Overseas Climbing Holidays

HolidayStart DateEnd DatePrice
Provence, France16/04/201123/04/2011£600
Galicia, Spain14/05/201121/05/2011£580
Montanejos, Spain10/09/201117/09/2011£580
Kalymnos, Greece08/10/201115/10/2011£580
El Chorro, Spain03/12/201110/12/2011£580


Like to know more?

If you'd like to know more about this activity and/or Go Higher and our our services, please feel free to contact us.

Make a Booking

Would you like to join us? Then fill in our booking form.


Imogen powering through on "Wall and Corner", Duddon Valley, Lake District. Photo © Steve Morgan, Go Higher.


Bridging up an El Chorro classic, Spain. Photo © Steve Morgan, Go Higher.


[Inset Photo]: Roger enjoying the Sun Rock of Mallorca. Photo © Go Higher.





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