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Craig Dubh Mountaineering

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Rock Climbing Courses

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing


This course is designed to give you the chance to try rock climbing outdoors with the safet of a Top or Bottom Rope system, similar to that used at Indoor Climbing Walls. It will highlight the challenges and rewards of climbing outdoors in a controlled manner, and give you the chance to look at leader placed protection. Topics covered include:


  • Reading a Guide Book and Choosing a Suitable Route

  • Safety at the Crag and Other Users

  • Environmental Considerations

  • Equipment

  • Movement on Rock

  • Placing Leader Protection (Ground Level or Bottom Roped)

  • Rope Management


This can be covered in 1 day, or if you require more time it can cover 2 days depending on your needs. Location of course can vary depending on weather conditions. Venues will be discussed prior to the course commencing.





Abseiling Techniques


This course is designed to teach you how to abseil in a range of situations. Whether you want to learn the safest technique while multi-pitch climbing with friends, or you need the extra skills to progress your mountaineering skills, for example on a Cuillin Traverse, this course will help you.


  • Personal Safety

  • Building a Suitable Anchor

  • The Basic Abseil Set-up

  • Different Devices – Pro's & Con's

  • Abseiling in an Emergency

  • Double Checking your System


If, however, you just want a bash at abseiling for the sake of it, this can be incorporated into the Intro to Outdoor Climbing Course, just ask!




Want to Learn to Lead? Want to learn how to complete a multi pitch climb safely?


If you wish to learn how to lead outdoors by placing gear for protection, and rigging anchors on which to bring up a second, then please contact the Association of Mountaineering Instructors where you can find local instructors qualified to teach and instruct at this technically advanced level, or contact me and I can point you towards local providers in the Fort William area.

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Or call 07738665418 to arrange a Tailor Guided day