Rock Solid, based at Brookes Sport Headington, is Oxfordshire’s premier climbing wall.
As well as being available to all Brookes students and staff, it is also open to the public, and is home to a strong local community of climbers.
We offer a range of training course, coaching and qualifications or you can simply casual climb on our three bouldering sections including our top out boulder (150+ blocs Vb-V8+), leading and top roped area (34 lines F4-7c+).
We also offer group sessions ideal for schools, youth groups, team building and parties for both children and adults.
Providing quality advice, instruction and guiding with sensible and friendly encouragement our approach means everyone can extend their horizons and develop their individual skills. From a UK introductory climbing course and then tackling Alpine peaks, onto to the North Face of the Eiger and the 8000m peaks around the world, we are there.
Our programmes take place across Britain and Europe throughout the year and covers all mountaineering activities from Hill Walking and Scrambling to summer and winter Climbing and Alpinism. Scottish winter experience stands alone for many but is also an ideal first step for those who wish to challenge themselves on Alpine peaks and opportunities to explore Skye are also on offer. We are working on developing a programme of ski touring and off-piste ski courses to provide for those who prefer the exhilaration of a faster descent and/or journeying through the mountains on ski.
Whether you’re a novice or an expert we cater for all levels of ability and offer programmes ranging from a single day to a two week alpine holiday. Many of West Coast Mountain Guides clients return for more and our small group numbers ensure we provide the maximum benefit.
Adventure Consultants is a world-renowned mountain guiding company with a legacy of climbing expeditions to the world’s highest peaks, and treks to the more remote corners of the globe.
We offer 72 expeditions, treks and wilderness journeys to the Himalaya, Antarctica, Arctic, South America, and the Seven Summits in addition to world class mountaineering guiding services and climbing schools in New Zealand and Europe with our IFMGA / NZMGA mountain guides.
Whether you are taking your first steps into the realm of the outdoors, or are a seasoned adventurer, we believe you will find the quality of the experience offered on an Adventure Consultants expedition second to none, and we invite you to contact us to discuss your next adventure.
Located in Milton Keynes near the M1, Big Rock Climbing Centre offers over 1,250m2 of top-rope climbing, lead climbing and bouldering including a training area with a campus board and systems board. Big Rock offers climbing at all levels of difficulty including climbing suitable for small children.
Instructional courses with experienced and qualified instructors are available for anyone wishing to start out, or for experienced climbers looking to develop their climbing further. In addition to extensive climbing areas, Big Rock Climbing Centre also has an excellent café serving hot and cold snacks and meals, an equipment shop and conference facilities. Ample car parking is available in the centre car park.
Our comfortable self catering apartments, hostel or bunkhouse near the base of Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands offer an ideal base to take part in our adventure activities. Or independently explore the surrounding west coast of Scotland with its unique blend of landscape and a huge variety of outdoor activities for all levels. Our flexible accommodation options are ideal for groups, clubs, family holidays or short breaks.