Climbing Keswick the Lake District

Rock Climbing

Here in Keswick the Lake District we are surrounded by some of the country's best rock climbing. Whether you are a novice or an expert there is something for everyone. This is a good activity for all the family to take part in - feel a real sense of achievement on a Lakeland Classic!


Get off the beaten track and onto some classic Lake District scrambles. It's the next step from mountain walking. Gain new skills, improve your old ones or head out in the company of an experienced guide.


Ideal for Groups, abseiling vertical rock can really test your nerves! This activity could be part of a climbing session with one of our expert providers.

Indoor Climbing

Indoor Climbing in the Lake District - perfect for those wet days or to get to grips with climbing. If you have never been climbing before, this is a great way to start. Perfect your technique indoors.


Bouldering is a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope and normally limited to very short climbs over a padded mat called a crash pad or bouldering mat.

Winter Climbing

The Lake District in Winter is spectacular - but a completely different world. Different equipment, different skill sets, different safety issues to consider - but an unbelievable experience when you are out there.

Via ferrata & Climb the Mine

Via Ferrata is Italian for 'the iron way' so troops in the 2nd World War could safely cross the mountains. Using a series of metal cables, rungs, ladders and bridges to ascend Fleetwith Pike , the Via Ferrata provides the most spectacular and dramatic viewpoints of Honister Pass. 

The Honister Via Ferrata is the only one in the UK with a choice of two routes - classic and extreme. You can also 'climb the mine', an adventure deep inside the mountain.

Climbing Routes

Leo Houlding is a world class climber, Alpinist and BASE jumper. For the ‘Leo Climbs' routes you will need some prior climbing experience so if you are a beginner we recommend visiting a climbing wall or going out with an activity provider.

Browns Slabs Arete, Shepherd's Crag

Little Chamonix, Shepherd's Crag

Napes Needle, Great Gable Crag

Central Buttress, Scafell

Ghyll Scrambling

Jump off waterfalls, slide down water-chutes and dive into plunge pools,

Activity Providers