Peak district climbing coaching weekends
£225 per day for 1: 1 or 1:2 or £450 for the weekend
We offer bespoke peakdistrict climbing coaching days and weekends. You choose and arrange your accommodation and food and we provide the coaching. Common queries are:
- How do I set up climbs for top rope safely?
- How can I improve my grade and get stronger?
- I've lost my leading head, how can I get it back?
- I'm going away on a climbing holiday soon and want to get the most out of it - can we have a day out?
The peak district has a huge variety of stunning gritstone crags, stanage , burbage and froggatt. Its also a bouldering mecca so easy to look at technique whilst putting in maximum effort.
About your climbing coaches:
I started climbing in 1985 aged 17, totally mad for it and finally allowed to do it after having been inspired by someone on Idwal slabs in Snowdonia when I was 7. I have led several E5s including The Cad E6 6a, Positron E5 6a, Get Some In E5 6a, Right Wall E5 6a and King Wad E6 6b and redpointed Cauchemar de l’Elephant (Fr 8a), the second 8a to be climbed by a British woman.
Has climbed an unrepeated E10 on Curbar edge and has an enormous amount of coaching experience over the years plus a depth of climbing experience over the last 25 years on all rocktypes around the world that is hard to match.
When we are not available we can recommend many other coaches who we have worked with and know are excellent.
"I had a day with an instructor for a birthday present and I have to say it was the best thing I could have done. I went from VD to S by the end of my climbing holiday. I can highly recommend Anne Arran, she was friendly and really positive, which was great as I am a bit of a timid climber." Gemma, on UKC forum
"I had a day with Anne Arran when I felt I had hit a plateau, it was very worthwhile and I would recommend a day to anyone." Big Steve, on UKC forum
"You are the best climbing coach I've ever had" British Junior Team member
"Anne's relaxed but focused manner was good as was being 'made /encouraged' to try and re-try moves on harder routes I would not normally do"
Each day we meet at Outside cafe in Hathersage at 9.30am and then move out to the crag from there. The day will last until around 4.30pm. We have a coaching questionnaire for you to fill in advance so that we have an idea of your aspirations and relative strengths.
A crag will be selected according to your goals and weather conditions. There are some fantastic venues to choose from where its possible to boulder or climb according to priorities:
Each has a short walkin so there will be plenty of time on the crag. Bring a packed lunch with you and your usual climbing gear. If you are doing leading we ask you to wear a helmet but can provide on request.