Scrambling is the art of moving over exposed rocky ground. It lies between hillwalking and rock climbing. Not only is scrambling fun, it also allows you to access some of the best wild and wonderful places in Scotland including coastal cliffs and mountain tops. To stay safe scrambling requires good risk assessment, movement skills and some basic rock climbing skills.
What does this course cover?
The course will be tailored to the experience and aims of the participants, but may include;
- Movement skills on scrambles
- How to use a rope to protect yourself and your partner
- Route reading and route choice for safety
- Assessing risks on a scramble
- Climbing equipment used when srambling
- How to descend and problem solve
- Progressing to easy pitched rock climbing
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for people who have scrambled before but wanting guidance in how keep themselves safe. It is also ideal for those more experienced scramblers who are wanting to advance their grades and the difficulty of scrambles they can tackle. If you have never tried scrambling before are just wanting to experience what scrambling is check out our guided scrambles instead.
What kit do I need?
Kit list will vary based on the weather conditions and objectives for the day, but most courses will require:
A stiff soled pair of shoes (walking boots or approach shoes)
- Waterproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Warm layers (fleeces)
- Hat and gloves
- Water bottle
- Snacks and a packed lunch
- Harness *
- Helmet *
- Basic climbing equipment (Such as Belay device, carabiners and slings)*
* Cove climbing can provide all the items with an asterisk but if you have your own please
bring them along too!
Why choose cove climbing?
Liam of cove climbing has vast experience scrambling and is qualified to teach and guide scrambling, holding the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor qualification. Liam has scrambled and guided some of the best routes across Scotland including Aonach Eagach ridge, Cuillin ridge on Skye, Tower ridge on Ben Nevis and local scrambles such as central buttress on Lochnagar. He is passionate about teaching people mountaineering skills to help them feel safe and confident in approaching scrambles.
How do I book or find out more?
If you have any general enquires about our scrambling skills courses then get in touch with Liam@coveclimbing.co.uk.
If you have already decided this is the course for you then great! There are two ways to book. You can either book onto an open scrambling skills course (see below for open course dates). Alternatively you can make a private booking. For scrambling all ratios are two participants to one instructor.
Open Scrambling Skills Courses
Browse our selection of scrambling courses available below. If you can’t find a date or a course suitable to your requirements please make a private booking. Note on these courses you will be in a group of two.
*None currently available please check back soon or make a Private Booking*
Private Scrambling Skills Booking Form
Want a day out tailored exactly to your requirements or a private one-to-one or group booking? Get in touch using the form below. The cost for a full day of instruction is £220 for a full day of instruction. My current availablility shown in calander below.