Mountain Course & Activity Locations

Lakes Outdoor Experience cover locations across the UK, including North Wales, Scotland and The Lake District to mention but a few. We also offer guided scrambling and traverses on The Cuillin Ridge on The Isle of Skye.

Sticklebarn Crag, Great Langdale, The Lake District.

location-introductory-rock-climbing-sticklebarn-crag-great-langdale.jpgThe Lake District is famous for it's Rock Climbing and Great Langdale in South Lakes is well known for it's many rock climbing crags. You may have taken up rock climbing but up to now, have only climbed your local indoor climbing wall or climbing gym. You know how to belay and how to tie into a climbing rope and you'd now like to make the progression on to outdoor rock. You may have never climbed before, at all, but you'd like to give it a try - either way we can help - so, give us a call to arrange an introductory Rock Climbing Session in The Lake District for you!

Sticklebarn Crag is a great Introductory Rock Climbing venue and is conveniently sited close to car parking at Stickle Ghyll in Great Langdale.location-sticklebarn-crag-great-langdale.jpg

The meeting place for this activity is at the National Trust Stickle Ghyll Car Park - not the National Park Authority Car park. The postcode for Satnav purposes is LA22 9JU.

We will meet you in the National Trust Stickle Ghyll Car Park and we will then walk up to the crag which will typically take about 15 - 20 minutes of uphill walking to get there.

Once there, you'll be instructed on how to get into a climbing harness and helmet whilst your instructor sets up top rope systems to allow you to get climbing as quickly as possible - just like the people in the photos!


Some frequently asked questions about our Introductory Rock Climbing Sessions.

  • What equipment is provided as part of an Introductory Rock Climbing session? Answer - as part of your fee per person, you are provided with a helmet & harness, so that you can get kitted up like the people in these photos!  We "can" also provide walking boots if you do not have your own; or we can direct you to an outdoor shop in Ambleside who hire out proper Rock Climbing shoes at typically £10 per pair per day. We provide all of the ropes and climbing equipment for your Rock Climbing session.
  • What do I need to bring? Answer – we suggest you bring plenty of warm clothing and waterproofs – just in case it’s a little cold or damp. Also, bring some snacks and a drink to keep you “topped up” during your Rock Climbing session.
  • How long does a half day Introductory Rock Climbing session last? Answer - up to four hours.
  • Are there any discounts on your price? Answer - yes. Our price per person for a minimum group size of two is £65.00 each, bring more than two persons and the price falls to £50.00 each. For six or more persons the price is £45 each, bring more than eleven persons and the price falls by a further £5 to our minimum price per person of £40.00. Children under 16 also receive a discount. Please contact us to enquire.
  • We've booked & paid, but the weather's too cold or wet for our session to run. What happens to our payment? Answer - If we are unable to run your session due to the conditions, then you can either reschedule to another time; or, receive a full refund of your payment.
  • I've never been Outdoor Rock Climbing before. I'm excited but scared at the same time. Will I be able to do it? Answer - don't worry, you'll be well looked after in expert hands and you don't have to do anything you don't want to!

Why not combine your Introductory Rock Climbing session with another half day activity in this location such as Ghyll Scrambling in Stickle Ghyll to make a fantastic full activity day in Langdale!

Contact us to book your Introductory Rock Climbing Session here, now!

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Iain GallagherLakes Outdoor Experience is run by Iain Gallagher. Iain was born and brought up in The Lake District by parents who were very keen on the outdoors.

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