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Taster Rock Climbing Course

Course information

The Rock Climbing taster course is intended for complete novices who want to try climbing. The emphasis is on getting as much climbing done as possible and to start learning a few of the the technical elements along the way.

There are no pre-requirements for this course - just come along and have fun trying out a new exhilerating sport on the beautiful Dorset coast!

We will show you all the basic aspects of safety and the theory behind them. We also show the important basic techniques of climbing so you start the right way.

All safety equipment and insurance are included - there are no hidden extras. We have excellent relationships with hotels in the area - let us know if you would like to book a hotel at a discount.

After the course you will be able to access our resource pages, with technique and training tips, mini-guides and offers.

What's involved?

  • Climbing Movement Skills
  • Correct fit of climbing harness and helmet
  • How to tie a rope into your harness
  • How to correctly keep your climbing partner safe - 'belaying'

Booking information

All of our courses are run on a bespoke basis - we run them when you require them. This means that we can operate with low staff ratios so you get the most out of the session, and the only people on the course will be those that you bring with you.

How to book?

  • Contact us using the form below, or by telephone.
  • Availability - weekends tend to be booked up first so book early!
  • We will reply with information about available dates and paying a deposit.
  • Once the booking is confirmed we send you details of what to bring, where to meet etc.
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    Taster climbing sessions in Dorset with Portland Climbing
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    Learning to rock climb on Portland
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    The beautiful vertical walls and slabs of Portland


Prices Table

Number of People One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight
Cost per person (full-day) £180.00 £95.00 £70.00 £60.00 £55.00 £50.00 £50.00 £50.00

Looking for halfday sessions? Unfortunately we are experiencing high demand for our courses, so reluntantly we have had to prioritise full day course until further notice.

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