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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

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  • Introduction to Rock Climbing - Glasgow area - 15 April 2023 - Bookings open
  • Introduction to Rock Climbing - Kingussie Area - 30 April 2023 - Bookings open
  • Introduction to Rock Climbing - Edinburgh/Fife area - 22 & 24 May 2023 - Bookings open
  • Introduction to Rock Climbing - Kingussie Area - 17 June 2023 - Bookings open
  • Introduction to Rock Climbing - Central area - 12 August 2023 - Bookings open
  • Introduction to Rock Climbing - Central area - 16 September 2023 - Bookings open
  • Introduction to Rock Climbing - Central area - 15 October 2023 - Bookings open


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 23.50/yr 

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  • Progression to Rock Climbing - Edinburgh/Fife area - 29 April 2023 - Bookings open
  • Progression to Rock Climbing - Kingussie area - 7 May 2023 - Bookings open 
  • Progression to Rock Climbing - Kingussie area - 1 July 2023 - Bookings open 
  • Progression to Rock Climbing - Glen Clova/Aberdeen Sea Cliffs - 5 August 2023 - Bookings open
  • Progression to Rock Climbing - Edinburgh/Fife area - 17 & 24 August 2023 - Bookings open
  • Progression to Rock Climbing - Central area - 17 September 2023 - Bookings open


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 23.50/yr 

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  • Learn to Lead Sport Climbing - Bennybeg, Crieff - 16 April 2023 - Bookings open 
  • Learn to Lead Sport Climbing - Central area - 1 July 2023 - Bookings open 
  • Learn to Lead Sport Climbing - Kirriemuir - 6 August 2023 - Bookings open 
  • Learn to Lead Sport Climbing - Central area - 14 October 2023 - Bookings open 


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 220 

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  • Learn to Lead Trad Climbing - Central area - 20 & 21 May 2023 - Bookings open
  • Learn to Lead Trad Climbing - Central area - 22 & 23 July 2023 - Bookings open
  • Learn to Lead Trad Climbing - Central area - 9 & 10 September 2023 - Bookings open




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