Scrambling is a blend of mountain walking and rock climbing, where the horizontal meets the vertical and takes you off the beaten track into steeper ground. There are some fantastic classic scrambles to be found in the Lake District.
Bridge the gap between walking and climbing and get your hands on the rock. Scramble up rocky steps and slabs to a mountain summit in the company of our experienced instructors.
You’ll cover lots of ground during the day, whilst learning some of the essential skills to venture out next time by yourself if you wish.
We put your safety first, so the maximum instructor:client ratio that we will work to is 1:6 and the maximum group size is 2:12.
Introduction to Scrambling (Grade 8)
Operates on: 29 May 2021 for 4 nights
This introductory course is for people who are looking to get off the beaten track and explore more adventurous terrain. The explored routes will be suitable for those who have little or no scrambling experience. You will however, be expected to have a good level of fitness at this high grade and is ultimately aimed at experienced hill walkers.
During your time in the Lake District, we will incorporate Grade 1 scrambles (this grade is for an easy scramble with little or no hazards and easy route finding). There is a wide selection of scrambles available to us and routes will be chosen by your qualified instructors dependant on the weather conditions and the group's abilities and fitness levels.
You will need to have a head of heights, however do not expect to be using ropes, although some basic rope work skills might be taught.
Advanced Scrambling (Grade 9)
Operates on: 02 June 2021 for 5 nights
This advanced course is for people who are looking to progress their skills on more technically testing terrain. You will be an experienced scrambler, looking to develop your rope work skills and develop the confidence for being able to scramble independently. The use of a rope will become part of the scrambling programme. There will also be more exposure, compared to the Introduction to Scrambling course and you will be walking and scrambling on more challenging routes.
Your four walking and scrambling days will incorporate more technical scrambles typically Grade 2 to Grade 3;
Grade 2: This grade is for routes that contain longer difficult sections where a rope could be used for safety and confidence.
Grade 3: This grade is more serious and should only be undertaken by experienced scramblers, escape is often difficult and a rope is often recommended.
This grade is for routes that contain longer, difficult sections where a rope could be used for safety / confidence.