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Women's Ready to Rock

Women's Ready to Rock courses are designed to help women progress from climbing indoors to learning the key skills to climb outdoors on real rock.

We offer a range of courses, from beginner through to sport and trad lead climbing, lead by experienced women instructors in partnership with the Association for Mountaineering Instructors (AMI), so that you can gain the confidence and skills you need to climb outdoors.



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This one-day course is for novice club or individual members who have never climbed before or who have done a little climbing indoors but would like to try climbing outdoors on real rock.  

Instructor to climber ratio 1:6

The course will cover:

  • Fitting harness and helmet
  • Tying in to the rope
  • Belaying from below and lowering
  • Abseiling
  • Crag etiquette and use of guidebooks
  • Movement coaching on real rock

Equipment

  • All technical equipment will be provided by the instructor other than rock shoes (these are not vital for this course)

Cost 

  • Mountaineering Scotland members: 60

Not a member? Join us from just 20.50/yr 

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2023 dates will be announced in the new year.


This one-day course is designed to take members who are competent indoor climbers or those with some experience of outdoor climbing and help them develop their outdoor traditional climbing. 

Instructor to climber ratio 1:4

Please note: This is not a lead climbing course but a progression on the way to becoming a lead climber. 

The course will cover

  • Recap of the basics (see Introduction to Rock Climbing)
  • Placing and removing gear
  • Building and equalising belays
  • Abseiling with a prussik
  • Belaying from the top of a route
  • Movement skills coaching

Equipment

  • All technical equipment will be provided by the instructor other than rock shoes

Cost 

  • Mountaineering Scotland members: 85

Not a member? Join us from just 20.50/yr 

Join now



This one-day course is designed to take members who can competently climb indoors and translate these skills to outdoor sport crags. 

Instructor to climber ratio 1:4

The course will cover:

  • Lead belaying
  • Lead sports climbing
  • Threading lower offs
  • Movement coaching

Cost 

  • Mountaineering Scotland members: 85

Not a member? Join us from just 20.50/yr 

Join now


2023 dates will be announced in the new year.


This two-day course is designed to take members who can competently lead climb indoor or on sports routes and have some experience of climbing outdoors and introduce them to leading traditionally protected routes.  

Instructor to climber ratio 1:2

The course will cover:

  • Movement technique on read rock
  • Footwear and equipment
  • Belaying a trad lead
  • Lead climbing
  • Placing and removing traditional gear
  • Setting up belays
  • Setting up retrievable abseils
  • Background planning

Equipment: All technical equipment will be provided by the instructor other than rock shoes

Cost: Mountaineering Scotland members 170

Not a member? Join us from just 20.50/yr

Join now 

2023 dates will be announced in the new year. 


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