At Lost Earth Adventures our aim is to give you a thrilling and fulfilling day out on the rocks! We provide you with all of the tools, guidance and instruction needed to create a unique experience you’ll never forget. All of our rock climbing days can be run as private guided sessions for you and your group, giving you the freedom and flexibility to make your day your own. You can also choose to join one of our group sessions that are running throughout the Spring and Summer.
Half day or a full day of climbing. Here are some suggested tineraries:
A day of rock climbing, scrambling, abseiling and sightseeing at Brimham rocks
Combine a labyrinth of strange and beautiful gritstone rock formations with names like Dancing Bear, Druid’s Writing Desk, and the Idol, with a legend that the Druid’s created them and there’s no question why people have been intrigued by Brimham Rocks for over one hundred years – especially rock climbers. These interesting formations will keep you intrigued and busy all day long. We will climb to our hearts content in the morning, then eat our picnic lunches overlooking the Yorkshire Dales and take a wander around the formations in the afternoon rigging up our ropes almost anywhere you would like to climb. Click here for more details.
Stanage Edge – Peak District
The finest of all gritstone edges! 4km of climbs 20 minutes from Sheffield. One of the best things about Stanage Edge is the range of routes available, depending on your ability, determination and desire we can do pretty much anything! Whether you want to take it easy, or someone you know wants to swing about like a monkey (don’t worry, we all know someone like that!) then here is the place to do it! It’s not just the quality of climbing here that will take your breath away but the views and the history surrounding you are guaranteed to inspire and kindle a yearning for more. We can start at the right hand side of Stanage Edge and as the day progresses we can try some harder routes, maybe a spot of abseiling if you fancy it or we can go for a walk across the heather, explore Robin Hoods cave and talk to some of the local old men of the hills that frequent the crag and who never fail to impress with their delicate, precise and powerful climbing. Click here for more details.
See our blog post here to see what Leo Houlding our home-grown rock superstar thinks of cragging at Stanage, don’t worry though we prefer to use ropes unlike Leo!
Almscliff – Yorkshire
Very close to Harrogate, Leeds and York. This place is for people who want a challenge and we recommend that you have got a little bit of experience before coming to Almscliff as it really isn’t a good place to learn. In order to make the most out of your time in this outstanding place, we would ideally recommend that you would be used to climbing 5+ on an indoor climbing wall. Almscliff has a reputation of being quite a hard thuggish place to climb. It has a lot of high quality routes condensed into a small area 5 minutes walk from the road in a scenic location. These factors are the reason Almscliff is know as one of the best places to climb in England and has routes on its faces that climbers come from all over the country to attempt. On your day out at Almscliff our expert instructors will give you some coaching to hone your skills on Yorkshires finest gritstone and teach you outdoor techniques such as chimneying and hand jamming. Depending on what you want out of your day we can also give you an introduction to using outdoor equipment and abseiling. Click here for more details.
If you’re interested in bouldering at the venues then our instructors are always happy to show you around the boulders explaining the correct techniques and best practices to enjoy the sport safely.
Outdoor Climbing Instructional Courses
If you want a more educational approach, learning about outdoor equipment and how to use it safely then we have the course just for you! Our outdoor instructional climbing days are privately guided, giving you an excellent guide to client ratio. Our guides tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly. All our instructors are fully qualified, highly trained and have been climbing outdoors for many years. They can cover any aspect of rock climbing you are wanting to learn and their valuable expertise will give you a highly rewarding experience. Please call us for more details.
On a typical day we’d cover:
- Techniques and ways to improve your climbing
- Selecting suitable, sound and safe anchors in a variety of situations, including: nuts, camming devices, spikes, blocks, threads, chockstones, trees and fixed equipment
- Evaluating the condition of equipment and how to ensure appropriate care and maintenance
- Setting up sound belay systems
- The history, traditions and ethics of UK rock climbing
- Safety considerations
- Setting up top and bottom rope systems
- Interpreting guidebooks effectively and choosing routes suited to personal ability
- Explanation of the safety chain & fall factors
- Warming up excercises
- Gear placement and removal
- Understand access rights and responsibilities