Whether you are trying indoor climbing, rock climbing, abseiling or bouldering for the first time, topping up your skills and confidence, or looking to meet new people, you will find an adventure experience for you.
Enjoy indoor and outdoor climbing adventures in the beautiful Wye Valley
Herefordshire has several challenging rock formations for beginners and the adventurous climbers. The popular Symonds Yat Rock is great for rock climbing and abseiling enthusiasts with spectacular views of the River Wye.
Recent advances in climbing equipment have made rock climbing an extremely safe activity. Professional instructors will fit your harness and helmet and start you on an easy route to gain confidence. You are encouraged to look for handholds and foot placements. You will also be taught the basics of tying-on, belaying and the climbing calls needed to communicate with your climbing partner.
What goes up must come down……
You can’t beat abseiling down a sheer face or gentle slope. As you descend you can marvel at the stunning views.
Rock climbing encourages co-operation and mutual support, and you will enjoy a physical, energetic activity, so it’s great exercise too!
The Boulder Barn has been designed with climbers of all abilities in mind; from new climbers to those looking for incredible training facilities. For those new to bouldering, they run regular beginner sessions where one of our instructors will get you going and even teach you a few key bouldering techniques.
They have a wonderful cafe serving hot food and drinks and plenty of seating to relax after a good workout.
Contour offer a varied selection of rock climbing courses, abseiling experiences and adventure holidays, all aimed at both the complete novice and the seasoned mountaineer.
If nothing among their courses or holidays meet your requirements, they are ready to tailor an adventure package to meet your specific needs.
Whether you want to scale some of the more loftier heights to gain a new perspective on the beautiful scenery or you feel now is the time to branch out into something new. Whatever the reason it is time you sampled one of Contour’s scrambling holidays or courses.
Experience some spectacular places and learn new skills on the way. The half and full day sessions are extremely popular as a Christmas or Birthday present.
Experience the beauty of the outdoors with a variety of popular sports activities like rock climbing and abseiling in Herefordshire.
There are so many climbs to choose from and all levels of fitness and ability are catered for. Rock climbing often suits parties of mixed ability and fitness so you can do as little or as much as you want, so there is always something for everyone to do.
Symonds Yat is not only popular for rock climbing, but also a great place for abseiling. Abseiling is great for groups, parties, and families. It can be a really scary experience, but it is extremely safe and the thrill you experience as you go over the edge is second to none.
Your Wye Valley rock climbing adventure will take place at stunning Symonds Yat, with amazing viewpoints into Herefordshire and across to the Brecon Beacons. There are over 500 named climbing routes so there is something to challenge every climber from novice to expert!
They meet groups at the Symonds Yat Forestry Commission site, which has toilets and a café for lunch breaks.
Whether you are an adventurous family enjoying a summer holiday in Herefordshire or groups of friends looking for adventure you will love a rock climbing day.
They also offer activity combos where you can combine a couple of their activities for the perfect day out. Popular choices are abseiling and caving which also take place at Symonds Yat.
If this is your first climb and have no idea whether you have a head for heights, they will give you the confidence to have a go at rock climbing and abseiling. For more experienced climbers, there is plenty of opportunity to challenge yourself and develop your climbing skills.
Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley is the perfect spot for climbing and when you make it to the top you then come back down. You will descend a cliff using ropes, safely and in a controlled way. There are a range of abseils available, from approximately 30ft – 85ft.
For those who have tried climbing and abseiling then why not book up for the Tyrolean Crossing at Life Changing Activities? It is a cross between horizontal abseiling and a slow zip wire over a huge drop.
Not only do you have to get everyone across, but you will also be involved in building the Tyrolean Crossing as well. There is nothing more adrenaline pumping than stepping off the edge of a cliff attached to ropes that you have tied yourself.