Snowdon Horseshoe

Scrambling - An Introduction

On Crib y Ddysgl with Crib Goch and Moel Siabod in the background

Who is ‘Introduction to Scrambling’ for?

This course is for people who are looking to venture on to the classic ridge scrambles of Britain’s mountains. If you want to find out what the north ridge of Tryfan or Crib Goch are like then this course is a great intro to learning the skills to head onto these routes yourself.

This course is best run over 1 or 2 days.

What will be covered?

Introduction to Scrambling can run up to a maximum ratio of 1 instructor : 4 participants. You will cover the following:

Mountain Weather

Kit choice - boots, rucksack, emergency kit, map etc

Route finding & choice

Movement over steeper terrain in ascent and descent


Emergency rope work

What previous clients thought ...

“We had a great time with Luke on Saturday. Thrilling and extremely scary in parts! Great preparation for my Kili trip”

Ashley Halls - Shropshire

“Climbing Tryfan was a bit more challenging given the weather but Chris was very patient with us, and I think it was another all around great day”

Greg Venters - Belgium

“I got a great deal of confidence from the 27th and really enjoyed it.  Thank you for all you effort.”

Guy Davies - Birmingham

Other Questions

What if the weather is bad?

The weather has to be pretty bad to stop a scrambling course from running, however if high winds are forecast we have a great selection of low level venues to keep you busy.

How do I book?

Once you have decided which course you would like to do send an email to enquire about the dates that suit you. I will then let you know if an instructor is available.

If you have any other questions about this course please get in touch. You can either email or phone (I am out climbing through the day with limited phone signal, so leave a message and I will call you back or send me an email).

If you are looking for a course for a large group or group of young people please have a look at our group adventure site -

East Ridge, Crib Goch
Sentries, Ridge, Mynedd Mawr


Instruction only prices

1:1 £200 per day

1:2 £220 per day


For a list of equipment and personal kit please check the KIT LIST for your course.

Any equipment you do not have can be hired for prices see the booking page.


We have complied a list of accommodation campsites and bunkhouses to Hotels, pick something that suits you.

For accommodation ideas in Snowdonia


We have a flexible approach to dates to allow you to make the most of the time you have. Get in contact to find out if we have availability on the dates that you are interested in.

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Seniors Ridge Direct, Cwm Idwal
Crib y Ddysgl, Snowdonia
Mountain Expertise - Rock Climbing Instruction

Contact -

Paul James  07739 813927

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