Youth Rock Climbing

2021 dates

Youth Camp week (age 12-18) Monday 9th August to Friday 13th August

Covid-19 update: we are on!

We really want this course to happen! We have reviewed all our procedures related to this course and will provide a full set of added risk assessments and operational procedures to make the outdoor camp as safe as possible in our current environment. Revised procedures have been taken from the Government, Public Health England, Mountain Training UK and the BMC.
We will adhere to all government advice and facility requirements regarding PPE and will instruct everyone involved- Instructors and Students to do the same.
As we all know, the situation is evolving this year on a daily basis. We will be using the most up to date guidance as regards keeping everyone safe, both those in our group and being mindful of the impact we have on the local environment.


This outdoor rock climbing course over five days is for young people aged 12-18. Ideally you will have experience climbing on indoor walls but don’t worry if you haven’t, enthusiasm to go climbing is the key!
This course is designed to develop your skills climbing outdoors. Our friendly, enthusiastic and highly qualified and experienced instructors will help you develop your skills. We will see you become more self-sufficient as the camp progresses. We will show you how to climb the different types of routes, develop your technique and how to deal with a variety of different challenges unique to outdoor climbing.


We will be based on a camp site near Hathersage in the Peak District. There are a huge number of single pitch routes to develop your outdoor climbing skills at a variety of crags nearby. We will have the opportunity to climb at venues like Stanage, Froggatt and Burbage Edge on Millstone Grit; Boulder at Burbage South where there are some great V0-5 problems; Sport climbing on Limestone at Stoney Middleton. We are going to be outside so where we climb will largely depend on the weather be it hot/ cold/ dry/ wet/ sunny/ or windy. Basically a typical week in the Peak District!


5 day Youth Camp £375 per person
This includes instruction, accommodation (tents) all specialist equipment, food (3 meals per day).

What you will learn

During your time with us you will develop your skills climbing and camping outdoors. This will include topics and skills such as:
climbing outdoor routes on real rock
understanding outdoor equipment
selecting appropriate routes
using a guidebook
threading sport belays
building belays
warming up and down

Whether you climb 7a indoors, are new to outdoor climbing or you might have been climbing outdoors previously. We guarantee you will develop your skills, have fun and learn new techniques on this course.


Eating is an important part of the week and the students will cook (under supervision) food that their group has planned. As this week is about becoming self-sufficient, the students will have a budget and as a group, decide on the menu for the 3 nights as well as breakfast and lunch each day.


Students sleep in 2 or 3 person tents on a quiet campsite that is often used by small DofE expedition groups and school groups. We will also have a base-camp tent where we can cook and relax. Hepworth Adventures staff will also be staying on the camp site overnight.


All the technical equipment required to climb and camp can be provided.
Students need only provide their own personal clothing items, a sleeping bag and mat. You will receive a full equipment list on registering. If you already have any equipment of your own then you are welcome to bring it along- even if it’s a toaster (see above)!


At Hepworth Adventures we are proud of our staff. All the staff have worked regularly with under 18s as well as instructing in the mountains. Many staff are also qualified teachers and some are members of AMI – the association of Mountain Instructors as well as Rock Climbing Instructors. We are able to offer a huge range of knowledge and experience to help you get the best out of this amazing sport.
All staff have been DBS checked and are aware of our safeguarding procedures to keep the students safe whilst in our care.


Please complete the booking form here.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to phone or email before booking.