Advanced Scrambling Courses (Grade 2-3)

We offer a range of advanced scrambling courses in the Lake DistrictSnowdonia, and the Scottish Highlands. We do not schedule these in advance on specific dates, as we prefer to make each one bespoke for you and adapt them to cater for different levels of ability and experience.

For those of you who have done a few Grade 1 scrambles and want to try routes that are even more adventurous, then you will probably enjoy Grade 2 and Grade 3 scrambles. Only a little more difficult than Grade 1s, but certainly a significantly more serious undertaking, Grade 2 and 3s usually involve the use of a rope, harness and other rock climbing equipment.  (Ratio 1:3 max depending on exact routes)

Course Details

Who is the course for?

This course is for those with a reasonable amount of prior scrambling or rock-climbing experience. You need to be a fit mountain walker capable of walking long mountain days carrying a moderately heavy rucksack and you need to be confident scrambling on Grade 1 scrambles.

Where is it held?

Our advanced scrambling courses are generally held in the Lake District or Snowdonia and also on the west coast of Scotland, for example Glencoe and Ben Nevis.

How long is the course?

This course is a minimum of one day in duration, but is often booked as a two-day weekend. We can also run the course for longer periods, perhaps separated by a few days to give time for you to reflect and practice, or run as a block of days to give you an intensive burst of learning and practical experience.

What does the course cover?

  • What are Grade 2 and Grade 3 scrambles and why are they different?
  • Equipment for advanced scrambles
  • Using a scrambling guidebook
  • Route-finding during the scramble
  • Climbing and movement technique
  • Overview of rope-work to protect scrambles
  • Judgement and decision-making

What equipment is included?

You will need to provide: warm clothing including a waterproof jacket; mountaineering boots; and a rucksack of 30 litres or more. If you have your own helmet and harness then you will probably be more comfortable wearing your own.

We will provide: Helmets, harnesses and all technical climbing equipment and ropes.

We will discuss an appropriate kit list when you book.

What does it cost?

Prices for one day start at £180 for one person; £200 for two people (i.e. £100 per person); etc. From the 4th day, a discounted rate will apply.