Rock Climbing Company launch an extended season of Rock Climbing Courses in North Wales

The Rock Climbing Company , one of the Britain’s fastest growing outdoor pursuits providers, started their season of climbing and mountain skills courses this weekend in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.
Scrambling on Tryfan in Snowdonia
Scrambling on Tryfan in Snowdonia
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March 14, 2010 - PRLog -- The Rock Climbing Company run rock climbing courses and adventure activities in both the UK and Spain. In previous years the UK courses started during the Easter holiday weekend, however a high demand for courses this year has seen the company start the season in North Wales 3 weeks earlier than normal.

The high early season demand has largely been for mountain scrambling courses from experienced hill walkers who are keen to tackle more adventurous terrain and want to learn the skills necessary to move safely on steep, mountainous terrain.

This increased demand for adventurous activities is exemplified by the demand for courses to climb Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, by the exposed Crib Goch ridge. It is no longer enough for many people to climb Snowdon via the normal walking routes (Pyg Track and Miners Track), instead they want to get to the summit via the difficult and dramatic scramble along the rocky Crib Goch ridge (

The demand for scrambling courses has been backed up with a steady demand for rock climbing courses from people who want to know how to climb outside after learning to climb inside on climbing walls.

The weather this weekend was perfect for the first courses of the year in North Wales. The alpine backdrop of snow on the high mountains contrasted strongly with the warmth of the sun on lower ground and allowed all the courses to run perfectly.

Silvia Fitzpatrick, owner of the Rock Climbing Company (, was delighted that the season started strongly, especially as there is still a strong demand for courses in Spain. She said ' the continued growth of the company is a pleasant surprise especially at a time when we are in a period of uncertainty and only just out of a recession. It is a lot of work managing the growth, but it is a very nice problem to have.'

The strong start to the season coincided with a meeting of the core mountaineering organisations in Cardiff with members of the Welsh Assembly Government to champion the importance of adventure activity tourism to the North Wales economy.

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About the Rock Climbing Company: Customised mountain skills and rock climbing courses ( The company specialise in creating bespoke courses for walkers, climbers and mountaineers of all levels of experience and ability.
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