Climbing taster in the Peaks

Suitable for

Beginners with good fitness

Group size


Ideal length

1 day

When to go

April to September


From £60pp

This adventure takes place near Hathersage (Peak district), a popular traditional village. If you’re looking for an excellent introduction to rock climbing, then a day spent at the crags nearby is a must. 

On the day you can expect your guide to meet you at 8.30am in Hathersage Cafe, where you'll discuss the day's plan. You'll then head out to the chosen climbing location to setup. Time to get climbing!

Nothing compares to the adrenaline and focus you get when climbing. Surrounded by the wilderness, you'll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of life. Technical instruction can be given if you want to hone your skills or learn to safely set up ropes so you can climb independently at a beginner level. You'll finish the day feeling pumped and exhausted.

All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organise and requires minimal kit or fitness. We recommend you first send the guide a booking request to agree a date. Then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!

Your guide

George MacIntyre

George 'Geo' MacIntyre has spent the past 40 years exploring mountains around the world, from Alpine sport climbs to technical Big Wall climbing. His experience is vast and he loves to pass on his absolute love of climbing and technical knowledge to his clients. Geo is well know for his friendly, informative and fun style.

Additional info

Optional extras include booking additional days of instruction (ask the guide).

All equipment is supplied as part of the original cost. You just need to bring waterproofs and climbing shoes if you have them (we recommend this).

If a small group the guide can give you a lift to the climbing location from your accommodation in or around Hathersage.

Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).


  • Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
  • Technical kit
  • Option for pickup from bus/train/airport

Not Included

  • Meals/ drinks

How to get there

Car to Hathersage

London to Hathersage is an easy drive of around 3 hours 20 mins via the M1.

Train to Hathersage

London St Pancras to Sheffield takes around 2 hours and then change for Hathersage which takes a further 18 mins.

Where to stay

For a budget hostel experience try YHA Hathersage, from £25/person for single room. Call 0345 371 9021. 

For a luxury hotel experience try The George Hotel in Hathersage, from £75/person. Call 01433 650436. 

Client reviews

I have known Geo for around 25 years. We've climbed together and worked together on many occasions over this time. He has a thoughtful, analytical and technical approach to climbing which benefits his students very well.

Tim (Mountaineering Instructor)

Geo is a highly competent climber in all aspect of rock and wall climbing. I cannot recommend Geo highly enough.

Joby (Mountaineering Instructor)

I have really enjoyed the course. I feel I have learnt a lot and feel much more confident. Excellent!

Clare (Midlands)
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