Chris Pretty Rock Climbing/Mountaineering Instructor

Rock Climbing/Mountaineering Instructor
and International Mountain Leader

Felix Brown learning to climb in Cornwall. His first ever route.
Felix Brown learning to climb in Cornwall. His first ever route.
Adrian Brown climbing on the multi-pitch route Alison Rib V Diff in Bosigran, Cornwall.
Adrian Brown climbing on the multi-pitch route Alison Rib V Diff in Bosigran, Cornwall.
Rebecca Blezard having lead climbed Trident Eliminate HS 4b at Harborough Rocks in the southern Peak District.
Rebecca Blezard having lead climbed Trident Eliminate HS 4b at Harborough Rocks in the southern Peak District.
Learning to place gear correctly at Stanage in the Peak District.
Learning to place gear correctly at Stanage in the Peak District.
Learning to scramble in the Cairngorms using all the required techniques for safe progression.
Learning to scramble in the Cairngorms using all the required techniques for safe progression.

I am a member of the Association of Mountaineering InstructorsRock Climbing

The rock climbing courses that we offer are run over weekends. The content is mostly generic and transferable but the courses are specific to each sub-discipline.

All of the above can be guided days or teaching days or a blend of the two, you and I will discuss this prior to the weekend, so don't worry. The locations will be defined by your dreams and the weather and we will discuss this as well prior to the weekend.

 

LEARNING TO LEAD CLIMB ON ROCK

This course will teach you all the skills you require to climb independently after the course. We will specifically look at belaying skills, placing protection, setting up belays, guidebook interpretation, safe climbing skills and personal climbing skills.

Cost £200 per person
Maximum 2 people
Minimum 2 people
Duration 2 days
Dates The dates are not set so please just e-mail me and we can discuss and agree the date you particularly want. It's nice and easy really.
Gear to bring Harness, belay plate and crab, rock shoes. Helmet
Not included Travel to the crags, accommodation, food.
Included Insurance, racks of gear for leading, first aid
Venues Peak District, Lake District, Wales, Cornwall

 

LEARNING TO MULTI PITCH CLIMB

This course is designed to give you confidence on large mountain rock faces which require the advanced skills of multi-pitch climbing. The main skills you will be taught and practiced on are the skills of constructing belays and swapping leads as you progress. The psychology of climbing will also be discussed as will personal climbing skills.

Cost £200 per person
Maximum 2 people
Minimum 2 people
Duration 2 days
Dates The dates are not set so please just e-mail me and we can discuss and agree the date you particularly want. It's nice and easy really.
Gear to bring Harness, belay plate and crab, rock shoes. Helmet (if you have one), small rucksack (15-20 litre)
Not included Travel to the crags, accommodation, food.
Included Insurance, racks of gear for leading, first aid
Venues Lake District, Wales, Cornwall

 

LEARNING TO SCRAMBLE

This course is designed to give you the confidence required in traversing some of our largest ridges in this country. It's not quite full-on climbing but it is full-on and we get to cover a huge amount of ground and a huge amount of skills. The main skills you will be taught and practiced on are the skills of constructing belays and swapping leads as you progress.

Cost £200 per person
Maximum 2 people
Minimum 2 people
Duration 2 days
Dates The dates are not set so please just e-mail me and we can discuss and agree the date you particularly want. It's nice and easy really.
Gear to bring Harness, belay plate and crab, rock shoes. Helmet (if you have one), small rucksack (15-20 litre)
Not included Travel to the crags, accommodation, food.
Included Insurance, ropes, racks of gear for leading, first aid
Venues Peak District, Lake District, Wales, Cornwall, Scotland