Scotland has some of the best rock climbing in the entire United Kingdom. Combined with perfect rock, vast remoteness and amazing drop backs you will never want to leave.

From the sandstone cliffs in Torridon, the excellent rough Lewisian gneiss in Gairloch, the quick drying schist in the Central Highlands and the sub-arctic granite plateau of the Cairngorms, we can guarantee that our training ground is one of the most diverse around.

During this coming summer season, Di Gilbert Mountaineering will be providing courses in rock climbing.

These courses are aimed specifically at individuals who wish to learn the skills involved in being a safe, efficient and competent rock climber.

They last 2 days and we will travel around the north of Scotland seeking out the best venues to learn and practice new skills.

If you prefer a more in-depth rock climbing course lasting 5 days, this can easily be arranged.

Please contact Di Gilbert directly if you have any questions, if you are unsure if this course is suitable for you or any other enquiries.


We are based in the Cairngorm National Park for the first 2 days and then travel to a variety of locations depending on the weather.

Who can come

Anyone who has a genuine interest in learning traditional rock climbing skills in an outdoor environment.

You must have a good general fitness and be able to cope with 2 continuous days at the crag.

Why will it help me

This course will teach you new skills which will enable you to become a safe, efficient and competent lead climber.

How do I apply

Complete one of our online booking forms.

Once you receive confirmation from Di you will be sent final details.


Please contact us if you would like to arrange dates.


£240.00 per person. This course requires a minimum of 2 people to run.

This price is for instruction and equipment only.


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What will we look at

During the 2 days we will cover skills such as:

  • movement skills
  • belying
  • equipment
  • communication
  • guide book interpretation
  • belay selection
  • stance management
  • abseiling skills

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