Short rock-climbs of all standards on boulders and rock slabs; a first step towards the thrills of rock climbing, usually without the use of ropes.
Climbing and Mountaineering
Rock climbing and abseiling are chosen by most groups visiting Benmore and are definitely amongst the most exciting activities. We are lucky to have a good climbing crag within walking distance as well as a large indoor climbing wall.
Some more experienced groups go on to bigger things and may tackle ridge-scrambling, mountain bivouacs (sleeping out under the stars), ascents of the higher peaks and snow and ice climbing with axes and crampons if winter conditions are favourable. Our courses are occasionally based in Glencoe, or include expeditions to other parts of the Scottish Highlands. Those who show aptitude may be encouraged to lead selected climbs appropriate to their ability and training.
High Ropes Course
This is a great way to encourage teamwork, and build confidence and trust as well as being an individual challenge. Progress from the low elements such as balance beams, tension traverses and Postman’s walk to the high ropes course of catwalk, trapeze, Jacob’s ladder and inclined log. The facility can be used as an activity in itself, or as part of a wider problem-solving exercise.