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Guided Lakes Classic Rock

What is classic rock?

Classic rock is a series of climbs listed throughout the UK and are detailed in Ken Wilsons' hard back book 'Classic Rock'

These routes gain a classic status or merit due to their sheer quality or their significance on the first ascent. 

The Lake District is host to 12 classic rock routes. These range from the VD-VS grade range and therefore are amenable and accessible to all climbers. 

We can choose routes and crags that are close to the road, beginner friendly & easier, or we can go for a mountain day and have an adventure high in the fells; on a mountain crag where we are following in the footsteps of pioneers. 

Examples of classic rock routes:

  1. Little Chamonix
  2. Troutdale Pinnacle
  3. Needle Ridge 
  4. Ash Tree Slabs 
  5. New West Climb 
  6. C Route 
  7. Moss Ghyll Grooves 

From Scafell, to Pillar and even Great Gable; these routes are the best the Lakes has to offer a rock climber! 

Get in touch to discuss your booking; for ideas, for advice and recommendations!

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  1. A qualified Mountaineering Instructor & Winter Mountain Leader
  2. Affiliated with AMI & Mountain Training Association 
  3. Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
  4. Technical equipment 
  5. Professional coaching & instruction
  6. A private trip - just you and your group

What to bring

Waterproof Jacket

Waterproof Trousers

Fleece Layer

Spare Warm Top

Hat & Gloves

Boots/Approach Shoes 

You will need your own rock shoes

30-40L Rucksack

Lunch & Snacks

1 litre water

Personal Medication


Equipment provided:



Technical equipment



No experience necessary, we can select suitable venues and tailor the day towards your experience and skill level.

If you have an objective in mind, please share your ideas with us and we can work with you to achieve your goals


We will send a full itinerary on booking - please look out for our email.

Group discount available

£185 for adults

Sat, 20th Aug
09:00 - 16:00 · 4 spaces left
Mon, 22nd Aug
09:00 - 16:00 · 4 spaces left
Tue, 23rd Aug
09:00 - 16:00 · 4 spaces left



Cancellation Policy


In the unlikely event we have to cancel, we will offer a full refund if an alternate date can't be offered.

We can also issue vouchers to be used on other events or sessions with us. 

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.

Winter course conditions: It may be necessary to change the outline of the courses to offer general mountaineering/mountain skills programmes with part refunds.


In the current COVID climate, here is our COVID stance and policy. 

Any booking that cannot go ahead due to Covid restrictions or national lockdowns will be given a full refund. 

In light of the successful vaccine roll out and easing of restrictions in England, we are not offering COVID refunds at this time. 

We take our health very seriously here at LDM, our instructors will wear face masks in close contact scenarios and we will regularly use hand sanitiser. Our instructors are double vaccinated and COVID aware, following all up to date information.

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Where we'll meet

The meeting location is decided on the day.

We will be in touch regarding the meeting locations and suitable venues for the day during the booking process We will send a full itinerary detailing all meeting locations for the course

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