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Rock Climbing Training

Outdoorhire Rock Climbing Training

Our rock climbing courses focus upon tuition rather than simply a 'one off experience'. By spending time with us, you will learn the skills and develop the confidence to make the most of the open access Sandstone in the South East. Days of free and active leisure then lie ahead, mixed with the challenges which natural rock afford you.

Our rock climbing courses are limited to a ratio of 4 clients per instructor. This enables us to provide and maintain our high quality of tuition.

Each course is suitably paced over 6 hours. This allows you to rest and recover between climbs and will allow you to make the most of your day with us. The amount of time also allows discussion and reflection, both essential elements in the learning process.

The courses are held at Harrisons Rocks near Tunbridge Wells and run between 10am and 4pm. Meeting times and other arrangements will be e-mailed to you 7-10 days before the course date.


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Please complete the form below to book your Rock Climbing Training.

Pay £75.00 - Inside to Outcrop
Pay £75.00 - Moving on Up
Pay £130.00 - Inside to Outcrop & Moving on Up
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Course Details

Course Name: Inside to Outcrop
Course Aim: Safe enjoyment of the freely available rock in the South East.
Course Duration: 1 Day
Course Price: £75.00 per person

This day is ideal for those who have climbed indoors and now wish to enjoy the Southern Sandstone outcrops. The course will ensure that you are able to climb safely and independently, while also appreciating the environmental considerations which are required in these picturesque areas.

Course Name: Moving on Up
Course Aim: Improve your climbing and make progress when faced with the challenges of real rock.
Course Duration: 1 Day
Course Price: £75.00 per person

Developed to follow naturally on from our Inside to Outcrop course, this day will help you to develop your climbing on sandstone. We look at factors such as route selection and how this will enable progression of your climbing technique. During this day we often visit more than one outcrop in order to broaden your experience and awareness of the climbing which is available in the South East.

Both Courses Together: £130.00 - Save £20.00!

Prices include all tuition, ropes and hardware. The Rock Climbing Training weekend does not include accommodation but this can be arranged on request.

NB. The course outlines above are indicative only and are subject to variation.

Important Information

Please review the important documents below.

Hire Climbing Training Kit
Printable Kit ListWhat To Wear and Bring for the Weekend
Booking Terms and Conditions
Medical/Consent Form - Please print, complete and bring with you to the course.

Instructor Profiles

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson


I grew up on Dartmoor and have always had a passion for travel and the outdoors. I have lead groups to Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Mt Toubkal as well and undertaking many personal expeditions including 3 weeks completing 14 first ascents in Northern Greenland and in 2013 having spent 5 weeks at Mt Shishapangma in Tibet camped at 6,000m.

At home I spend much of my time training, supervising and assessing Duke of Edinburgh award groups and provide instruction and coaching in Hill Walking, Trekking, Navigation and Climbing.


Stuart Howard

Stuart Howard


I have spent many years walking in the dales and on the fell sides of the UK and hold a particular fondness for the Lake District and I have been fortunate enough to explore some of the more remote areas of the world.

I began walking in Cumbria as a teenager, which gradually developed into mountaineering and membership of the Alpine Club. Over the years I have received funding from the Mount Everest Foundation and the British Mountaineering Council which has allowed me to make the first ascents of mountains in areas such as Greenland, Alaska and Kyrgyzstan.

At home I spend much of my time training, supervising and assessing Duke of Edinburgh award groups and provide instruction and coaching in Hill Walking, Trekking, Navigation and Climbing.