• Rock Climbing and Abseiling
  • Rock Climbing and Abseiling
  • Rock Climbing and Abseiling
  • Rock Climbing and Abseiling

Rock Climbing and Mountaineering Courses

Our rock courses are staffed by fully qualified and professional mountaineering instructors who will bring their wealth of experience to every course. By choosing to use an instructor you will benefit from this experience and local knowledge. Our courses will give you the opportunity to learn in an enthusiastic and intensive way to maximise your learning. As most of our courses run on a 1:2 ratio your instructor will ensure your course is tailored to you, and our local knowledge means you won’t end up wasting a day looking for a route!

If you’re not sure which course would be best suited to you, or you can’t see what you’re looking for please get in touch and we will build a custom course to your specific requirements

All costs include equipment and transport throughout the course, if you require accommodation please get in touch and we can point you in the right direction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Course length All our courses are full days 7-8hrs, The first day will normally meet at our base in Dundee at 0830 (Skye courses will meet on the Island)
Equipment Our stores can provide all the required equipment from walking boots to Avalanche transceiver, we are happy and encourage you to use your own equipment so that you are familiar with what you will use in the future. Our comprehensive stores allows you to try out other options before committing to a purchase.
Travel All in course transport is included with the cost of the course. We also often provide pickups at no extra charge, for example on our Skye course we can offer a lift from Perth on the day before the course. If you are travelling into the area and would like a pick up please let us know at the time of booking.
Qualifications and insurance All summer rock course are staffed by instructors who hold the Mountaineering Instructor award (MIA). Winter courses will be staffed by instructors who hold the winter mountain leader (WML) or Mountaineering Instructor certificate (MIC). All courses are fully insured.
How fit do you need to be All our courses are physical and you will get the most out of your course by having a good level of fitness, this is especially relevant on Skye and mountain day courses. Your instructor will adjust the course to you as an individual
Costs The following matrix gives you costs for a bespoke course at dates to suit you, we also offer course throughout the year on the course calendar. Our normal ratio is either 1 or 2 students to 1 instructor, if you have a larger party please get in touch and we build a specific package that is right for you.

Climbing / Mountaineering Course Costs

Learn to lead, Scrambling, Guided Climbing Days

1 day     1:1 £160     1:2 £180
2 day     1:1 £320     1:2 £360
3 day     1:1 £460     1:2 £500
4 day     1:1 £600     1:2 £640
5 day     1:1 £700     1:2 £740

If days are booked and paid for together they can be split up over an agreed period of time.


Either 1:1 or 1:2
1 day     £190
2 days     £370
3 days     £550
4 days     £700
5 days     £800

The guided days can be split to allow for a rest day.

When we advertise this activity as a public course you can view it here or on our course calendar page. If we do not have any planned public courses, you can organise your very own group adventure day. To find out more about organising your own group adventure day, please contact the Centre by emailing ancrum.centre@leisureandculturedundee.com or calling 01382 435911.