1-day Rock climbing for beginners in Snowdonia, near Llanberis, Capel Curig or Tremadog

Join James, an AMI/MIA-certified mountain guide, for this scenic, fun and informative day of rock climbing for beginners in stunningly beautiful Snowdonia National Park.




Trip Duration

1 day

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Private and Group


  • Learn all of the basics of rock climbing in a fun environment.

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park.

  • Make several ascents over the course of the day and try out abseiling too.


Situated in northwestern Wales, the cliffs and mountains of Snowdonia National Park are the perfect place to come and learn the basics of rock climbing!

Join me and we will spend a phenomenal day climbing through the stunning scenery around either Union Rock, Lion rock or the Ogwen Valley in this beautiful national park.

We’ll meet up at a pre-determined point first thing in the morning (between 8 and 9 am) then head out to a superb rock climbing spot.

We will spend the rest of the day making several ascents, abseiling, learning basic rope skills and going over movement techniques on actual rock.

We will also go over how to set up and use of the necessary equipment, knot tying, belaying and lowering, among many other things.

However, the main point of the day will be to have fun and we’re sure to get a lot of this in as we explore this beautiful place.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for a fun and informative 1-day rock climbing trip for beginners in sublime Snowdonia National Park!

If you like the look of this trip, and want to take your rock climbing skills to the next level, then I think you will also enjoy my 2-day introduction to multi-pitch trad climbing in Snowdonia National Park!

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Price per person

Group of 1
120 GBP

Group of 2
85 GBP

Group of 3
75 GBP

Group of 4
65 GBP

Group of 5
50 GBP

Group of 6
40 GBP

Group of 7
35 GBP

Group of 8
30 GBP


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

To be determined upon completion of booking.

More info

What to bring: Warm ‘outdoor’ clothing (including full waterproofs), packed lunch, water, sun cream, mosquito spray, walking boots or trainers, rucksack and any climbing equipment you may own.


About the Guide


My Name is James Monypenny. I have been a passionate rock climber for 15 years, and I have been working as a professional, qualified Rock Climbing and Mountaineering Instructor and Mountain Leader for 12 years.

I have climbed new routes on unclimbed peaks all over the world, in exciting places such as Patagonia, Peru, Kyrgyzstan, China, Bolivia, Pakistan, India, Tajikistan and Nepal, but the cliffs and mountains of Snowdonia, in Wales, remain the most special to me, as I am lucky enough to call them home.

I guide multi-pitch classic Snowdonia climbs, classic roped scrambles, introduction to sea cliff climbing, and other great courses and tours for beginners and experienced climbers.

I look forward to giving you an amazing rock climbing experience in Wales!



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What People are Saying about James Monypenny


James was excellent. Planned the day really well. He offered very helpful advice and is an awesome guy to spend a day climbing with.
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Nathaniel Mackinnon

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