Are you ready for rock?

Smiling woman rock climbing in Scotland
Photo by Max Hunter

Learn to climb outdoors or develop your sport or trad rock climbing outdoors with our Ready to Rock program for adults.

Ready to Rock is for people over 18 who want to try rock climbing for the first time, have been climbing indoors and would like to learn to climb safely outdoors, or for anyone wanting to further develop their sport or trad climbing skills up to lead climbing.

Sessions takes place throughout the summer and early autumn in locations across Scotland, from the central belt to Fort William, including women’s sessions run by female instructors.

Ready to Rock is run in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI).

What’s on?

Introduction to rock climbing

This one-day course covers the basics of climbing for people who have never climbed before or have done a little indoor climbing indoors. 

Progression rock climbing

A one-day course for competent indoor climbers or those with some experience of outdoor climbing who want to develop their trad climbing skills.

Learn to lead sport climbing

A one-day course designed for people who can competently climb indoors and want to translate these skills to outdoor sport crags. 

Learn to lead trad climbing

This two-day course is designed to take those who can competently lead climb indoors or on sport routes, and also have some experience of climbing outdoors and introduce them to leading traditionally protected routes.

More info and how to book

Full details, dates and locations are available on the Mountaineering Scotland website: