Multipitch climbing taster

Suitable for

Beginners with good fitness

Group size


Ideal length

1 day

When to go

All year round (weekends only)


From £140pp

This adventure takes place near Keswick (Cumbria), a pretty market town at the heart of Lake District National Park. If you’re looking for an excellent introduction to multipitch 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 at your accommodation, where you'll discuss the day's plan. You'll then head out to the chosen 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. This activity is suitable for beginners or people with previous climbing experience. Your guide can take you up one of the Lake District's classic routes or you can benefit from a full day of coaching and instruction to improve your skills - the choice is yours. Venue and route choice will be based on a number of factors including local weather as well as client ambition, ability and past experience.

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

Sam Marshall

Sam Marshall is an expert mountaineer with over thirty years of experience in the mountains. He's climbed extensively in the UK and has led expeditions to some of the world's most remote locations, including making first ascents in unexplored Northern Greenland, ski touring in the Antarctic and climbing Himalayan giants. He's passionate about sharing his enjoyment of the outdoors and as a Mountaineering Instructor he's can pass on his skills in an engaging and clear manner. Sam's client centred approach to guiding and instructing makes him one of the top guides to go climbing with in the UK.

Additional info

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

All equipment is supplied. You just need to bring waterproofs and climbing shoes if you have them (we recommend this).

Bring a packed lunch (ask your accommodation if they can help).

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

Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Sam Marshall. 


  • Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
  • Technical kit
  • Transport during the adventure

Not Included

  • Meals/ drinks

How to get there

Car to Keswick

Driving to Keswick is the best option. From London it's an easy 4 hours.

Train to Keswick

You can take the train to Penrith. From London it's 3 hours, direct from Euston. You can then take a local taxi or bus to Keswick.

Where to stay

For a quality, comfortable guest house experience try Rivendell Guest House in Keswick, from £40/person. Call 017687 73822. 

For an award winning, Victorian hotel experience try The Highfield Hotel in Keswick, from £85/person. Call 017687 72508.

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