A Great place to Start your Rock Climbing Experience
Our rock climbing experiences (complete with abseiling) will get you on the gritstone face to test your nerve and skill. You will learn basic rope work and experience both climbing and abseiling in Yorkshire. Feel the adrenaline rush as you scale the rock face. Our Rock climbing sessions take place in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and are perfect for beginners. We can also tailor the session to give a challenge for those with more experience!
In the Yorkshire Dales we are blessed with a fantastic array of gritstone and limestone rocks which are absolutely perfect for climbing. Our rock climbing and abseiling sessions take place at Brimham Rocks, these rocks are famous over their country for their unique shape and labyrinth like formation. The rocks themselves are perfect for rock climbing as they have natural foot and hand holds that make them perfect for beginners, but can also become a bit of a challenge if desired! Brimham Rocks are situated nice and close to How Stean Gorge and its a beautiful drive through the Dales to get there. Once you arrive there are multiple opportunities for rock climbing only a short walk away, so you can get on the rocks straight away and without any hassle!
Is Rock Climbing a Sport?
Rock climbing involves climbing up, down and across (called traversing) natural or man-made rock walls. It’s hard work and physical exertion, so we’d definitely class it as a sport. Rock climbing has even been added to the roster for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo!
Although man-made walls are great fun and can be really challenging, at How Stean we like to climb the real thing. This is why we go rock climbing in Yorkshire at Brimham Rocks! With our instructors present it is completely safe, but gives you the exhilaration that only real rock faces can!