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2-day rock climbing course for beginners in Wales


Learn the essentials of rock climbing in the beautiful Welsh mountainside. Join Richard, a professional instructor, for a 2-day course, and master the art of the mountains.

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Snowdon Massif

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Open to everyone



Climb off the indoor wall and feel the fresh wind of the Welsh mountainside as I teach you the skills of rock climbing. Grip the rugged rocks of Snowdonia, where the mountains are mixed with ancient myth and legend.

Join me on this rock climbing course for beginners, and learn the art of mastering the mountains. I will cover how to use climbing equipment (racks and ropes) and how to tie knots. Learn how to belay a climber and set up your own top or bottom rope system.

I will also cover how to abseil and the different movements involved, as well as teaching about the grades, jargon busting and using a guide book.

This is very much a hands on approach to learning, so expect plenty of time navigating the rocks on this 2-day course.

Don’t worry about the equipment as I provide the harnesses, helmets and climbing shoes.

Because this is a beginners course, it is great for novice individuals but also families and groups.

Reserve your place in the Welsh mountainside and learn the essentials of rock climbing on this 2-day course.

Price details

This is the price to join a Group Tour.

About the guide

I hold a Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC). I am fully qualified to guide and instruct all aspects of mountaineering and climbing in the UK throughout the year. Also, I am a full member of the Mountain Training Association (MTA) and the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI).

I love climbing and this passion has taken me all over the world, even to the summit of Mount Everest. I have also climbed in the Andes, as well as in the Alps, Norway and Canada. I reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 2001, as a member of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service Everest North Ridge expedition.

I first started mountaineering in Scotland with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service, over 20 years ago. Since then, I haven't stopped climbing and exploring new mountains in the UK and abroad. I have been a RAF Mountain Rescue Team Leader and also the Chief Instructor for 5 years. I have also climbed all the Munros, the Scottish peaks above 3000 feet.

I love climbing around North Wales and the rest of the UK. We have so many amazing climbing and scrambling spots to discover in this area! I enjoy taking my clients there for rock climbing, scrambling and mountain skills courses or for a guided day out.

We can set up a program according to your level and wishes. Contact me and we can start planning your next mountain adventure right away!





What people are saying about Richard Bale

Georgina Sampson


April, 2023

Dewi was amazing! Lots of patience for a first time hiking group of 5 girls. Motivational and happy to go at our pace. Highly recommended

Sue Winchester


March, 2023

Dewy was fabulous. Interactive, inclusive and obviously had safety at heart of his decisions. The communication through the site was hard work. The small print was mentioned regarding the inclement weather and and options around being unable to climb snowdon before any collaboration, disappointing


January, 2023

The guide John was amazing and very knowledgeable. Explore Share as the middle man service connecting customers to the guide was absolutely terrible and dismal. I absolutely will never recommend to any of my friends and will not use in the future when I return to Snowdonia.

Julian Morrison


January, 2023

Very enjoyable morning with John as the guide

lizzie Boothby


October, 2022

Thank you explore-share for arranging my experience with Richard. Epic day, and Richard was fantastic!

Matt Bolton


October, 2022

Our guide, Dewi, was fantastic. We climbed up to Crib Goch - Dewi was very supportive of two novice climbers. The trip was amazing all round.

Athena Cheung


September, 2022

Just to let you know that the guide iwith us yesterday was Andy Weetman and not Richard Bale

Steve Glynn


August, 2022

Thanks so much to John for an awesome day. The kids absolutely loved it and said at the end it was one of the holiday fortnight's best days.

Amina Redman


July, 2022

Andy was fantastic - we will be back next year to climb a different route

Carole Rosenfeld


July, 2022

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Grace Ch


July, 2022

Had an amazing time w Conor!

Lucia Biddle


May, 2022

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Ben Speller


April, 2022

we had Rhen as our guide/instructor for an introductory day rock climbing. He met us outside our hotel nice and early. he was very knowledgeable, patient and helpful and we would definitely book again. the whole booking process was very easy.

Emma South


April, 2022

Ren was our guide and was great . Supportive, encouraging & accommodating to a large group various ages and abilities. Ren told us interesting points along the way about the landscape and history of area .We would highly recommend. Ps . Great tip for tying boots to help blistered toes !!

Gwyneth Edwards


April, 2022

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