Our goal is to help you make the jump; whether you're just starting out and require an introduction to rock climbing course, have some experience but seek better climbing technique, want to learn to lead your first climb or aspire to become a more competent leader by learning how to climb E1 or above.


Rock Climbing Scotland Instruction and Guiding Itinerary

There are few better places to learn to rock climb or enjoy guided rock climbing than the Highlands of Scotland. The spring and summer days are bright and long allowing us to make use of the huge amount of summer rock climbing on offer. The crags are quiet and unspoilt with little in the way of traffic or polish to contend with.

Synergy Guides offer a bespoke service which means working closely with you to ensure a personal itinerary is established. The itinerary below is an example of routes and structure whilst undertaking Rock Climbing Scotland instruction and is purely written to inspire and allow an idea of what to expect from booking with us.

As the day of your instruction or guiding approaches, you will be contacted to make any final arrangements and discuss the prevailing weather forecast. At which time you can agree to a suitable time to meet on the day of your booking and inform us of any kit requirements you have. 

(Example Itinerary base on previous participants)

0900 – You will be collected from your accommodation if it is within a few miles of Fort William. Alternatively, you will meet your instructor at an agreed location.

0915 – Once any equipment has been allocated and a location has been discussed expect to walk anywhere from 15 minutes (ex: Glen Nevis) to 2 hours (ex: Ben Nevis or Binnein Shuas) to approach your chosen route or venue.

1030 – Climb a multitude of routes depending on aspirations, some examples for classic guided routes are:

  • Ardverikie Wall (HS)
  • Observatory Ridge (VD)
  • Centurion (HVS)
  • Spartan Slab (VS)
  • Agags Groove (VD)
  • January Jigsaw (S)
  • Nirvana Wall (HS)

Or classic teaching routes such as:

  • The Gutter (M) – Glen Nevis
  • Three Pines (VD) – Glen Nevis
  • Tennis Shoe (VD) – Kingussie Crag
  • The Groove (HS) – Kingussie Crag
  • Oswald (HS) – Ring Crags
  • Greta Gabbro (VS) – Ring Crags
  • Left Edge (D) – Suisnish Pillar
  • Coffee Capers (S) – Suisnish Pillar
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1445 / 1645 – Depending on which location you have travelled to will determine the finish time each day. It can take 2 hours to walk off Ben Nevis, 2 hours to drive to Ardnamurchan from Fort William and 15 minutes to walk out from Glen Nevis crags.

Number of People Rate Per Day
1 £210
2 £230
3 £250
Rock Climbing Scotland

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