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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.

Private and Group

1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • 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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Climbing shoes

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

- Chalk

Price details

All technical climbing equipment can be provided


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.

Meeting point

To be determined upon completion of booking.

Equipment you will need to bring



Watter bottle

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!



What people are saying about this trip

Grace Illidge Illidge


September, 2021

I had an amazing 2 days spent with James climbing. I was new to climbing and have now fallen in love with the sport thanks to James’ incredible teaching and adventures. James spent time getting to know me which allowed him to cater the course to what I wanted to achieve. The days flew by way too quickly as I was having too much fun. I will definitely be booking in some dates soon for some more adventuring and climbing. Thank you James :-) and I will definitely be recommending you to everyone I know.


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