Our own climbing wall (YHA Okehampton) allows anyone to learn the basic techniques. We start with belaying and move onto low level traversing to build confidence. The wall has three different sections with varying degrees of severity including overhangs. It is ideal for young climbers to start out as the wall allows participants to grow in confidence with a series of challenges adding complexity.
Rock Climbing sessions take place on Dartmoor at venues that suit the group level. Rock climbing is more challenging in identifying the routes and feeling for holds compared to tackling routes on the climbing wall. Our Family Rock Days allow you to learn the basic techniques from bouldering to climbing. Our weekend courses are a great way to build confidence, before joining a club. Our instructors know the local area well and hence can recommend places that you can go to further your skills.
If you are interested in staying at Okehampton to go climbing in the local area, then check out this page , more information about Rock Climbing on Dartmoor.