Wye Valley Climbing Holiday - 2 Days of Climbing on Limestone

Enjoy a climbing holiday in the Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty featuring the River Wye which runs along its base.

Rock climbing in the Wye Valley is on limestone which offers some excellent steep climbs with positive holds. During this climbing holiday, you’ll have the opportunity to improve your climbing skills and technique whilst making the most of the breathtaking, panoramic views of the Wye Valley.  Rock climbing in the Wye Valley is loved by novices and expert climbers alike due to the range of climbing routes available and the setting of the crags.  The climbing here is superb and with the spectacular views from the bottom of your climb all the way to the summit, the whole experience will leave you speechless!

Our Wye Valley climbing holiday is an experience you will never forget and will hopefully open the door for you to have many a climbing adventure to come.

  • Belaying (depending on experience)
  • Equipment selection
  • Climbing techniques
  • Climbing etiquette
  • Bouldering
  • Abseiling
  • Route selection and using guide books
  • Climbing history and the BMC


March to October


2 days

Group Size



Minimum age: 18 Max weight: 18 stone (115kg).

Who is it for?

Our Wye valley climbing holidays are aimed at those who can tie into the rope and belay however we welcome complete beginners and experienced lead climbers alike.

Our instructors will tailor this climbing course to suit each individual's needs. We will set up the ropes allowing you to concentrate on developing at your own pace (be it cranking on overhangs or just getting your feet off the ground!).


Aimed at those who know how to tie into the rope and belay other climbers. There is no minimum climbing grade as we'll tailor the trip to everyone's needs.

Beginners Welcome

Although our climbing holidays are designed as a natural stepping-stone from our Climbing Experience or Introduction to Rock Climbing courses, we welcome complete beginners although be prepared for a steeper learning curve.

Lead Climbers Welcome

Our climbing holidays are simply about doing awesome climbs and hanging out with cool people. Even if you’re an experienced climber, come and meet new friends and challenge yourself on rocks you may not have climbed before.

What's included for you?

  • Accommodation and catering.
  • Our expert instructors will happily guide you to the best climbs on the crags in the area.
  • Safety point of contact for those more adventurous routes.

What's not included?

  • Climbing tuition is not included, however, we will always share our knowledge and expertise.
  • You'll need your own climbing equipment
  • You won't be on our insurance (as we're not teaching you).

Please contact us for more info.



Group holidays can be arranged based on a minimum of 4 people.

Please note that all group bookings will be available for others to book, unless booking for a minimum of 6 people.

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During this climbing holiday we base ourselves at Symonds Yat rocks near Monmouth. Symonds Yat is a village in the Forest of Dean a few miles from the Welsh border and a popular tourist destination which boosts a number of country pubs and guest houses.

First Night

Depending on what time everyone arrives at the accommodation, we usually meet in a local pub to chew the fat over a pint. After all, this is what climbing holidays are all about.

Day 1

We'll enjoy breakfast at our accommodation and chat about the days climbing (this gives us a chance to make plans based on the weather forecast). Then it's off to the rocks where your climbing instructors will set up all the ropes, leaving you to concentrate fully on your climbing. It's your holiday so you can climb as much or as little as you want.

After the day of climbing, it’s time to relax and enjoy dinner and a pint at the pub and reflect on the day, and no doubt have a few laughs as well.

Day 2

Our instructors will always aim to take you to a different crag to add variety to your climbing holiday, and having seen you climb the day before will be able to set personal goals and coach you on your climbing technique and style. Depending on ability our instructors may also set up an abseil for those that wish. At the end of the holiday, our instructors can offer advice regarding your own personal climbing progression.

Skills Covered

  • Safety awareness
  • Belaying (depending on experience)
  • Equipment: harness, helmet, ropes, belay devices & climbing shoes
  • Climbing movement & techniques
  • Tying into the rope (depending on experience)
  • Abseiling
  • Climbing etiquette
  • Route selection
  • Climbing guide books
  • Climbing history and the BMC

Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley, near Monmouth, Herefordshire


Equipment supplied

All climbing and safety equipment supplied.

Equipment needed

Comfortable clothing and trainers. Due to the nature of the locations, you must have extra warm clothes and waterproofs, we will provide you with a kit list upon booking.

Equipment shop

Take a look at our online shop for any equipment you might want for your outdoor adventures. We stock a variety of equipment and can give expert advice if you have any queries. Choose to collect your order on a course (free of charge) and your instructor will have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive.


To reduce the environmental impact, we actively encourage people to lift share where possible. Our instructors may be able to share transport from Brighton, London and the South East, or we will meet at the venue.


2 Nights bunkhouse accommodation included.


Day 1: Buffet-style breakfast and lunch included.
Day 2: Buffet-style breakfast and lunch included.
The evening meal is not included but please join us at the local pub for some food and a pint.