Private Rock Climbing Instruction, Coaching & Guiding
Available all year round, Rock & Sun’s bespoke guiding service offers climbing instruction, coaching and guiding tailored to you. Whether it is your first outdoor climbing experience, a multi-pitch route you have always wanted to climb, a day of bouldering in Fontainebleau’s beautiful forest, or a coaching clinic for your group of friends, we can do pretty much anything you like, as long as it involves rock climbing!
- We primarily offer private guiding in the UK, Costa Blanca, Fontainebleau, Kalymnos and Thailand
- Private guiding is also available in our other locations
- Single Pitch or Multi Pitch
- Sport climbing, Trad Climbing or Bouldering
- Instruction, Coaching or both
- You design your aims and objectives and we’ll do the rest
- Whether you are looking for 1 day or 1 week, simply let the team know and we will make it happen!
Who’s It For?
- For individuals or groups
- Anybody looking for private guiding or instruction.
- Any climber at any ability is welcome
Single Pitch Private Instruction and Coaching
Private Guiding is a great way to improve your skills and techniques, for a safer and more pleasurable continuation to your climbing career. Anything is possible. For instance a day of climbing with the family or group of colleagues. Or learn how to lead climb on bolted routes. Another option is to get introduced to the necessary skills for trad climbing, the most common climbing style in the UK. If you are an experienced lead climber, then it might be time to consider doing a two-day self rescue course.
Besides climbing instruction of all sorts, we also have developed a unique climbing coaching programme. Book your private guided coaching through us to learn how to move more efficiently and how to climb harder than you’ve done before.
All you need to do is get in touch and let us know what you’d like to do.
Private Guided Multi-pitch Climbing
Climb the multi-pitch route you have always dreamed off. In the Costa Blanca (Spain) three of the most favourite multi-pitch routes are the Penon de Ifach, Mascarat Gorge and the Puig Campana. In Thailand those are Humanality and Ao Nang Tower.
The Penon de Ifach (1,100 feet /332m) is the most striking landmark in the whole of the Costa Blanca. It attracts every climber’s eye, and those who have attempted routes here will know that the climbing does not disappoint. The huge orange South Face of the Penon is riddled with caves, overhangs and groove systems. It offers a variety of lower-grade challenges between 7 and 10 pitches in length.
The towering walls of the Mascarat Gorge provide some fine, long routes in a weird and exciting setting. It is an impressive gash that slices through the coastal road routes between Benidorm and Calpe. From the old bridge one can ascend the classic Llobert/Bertomeu route climbed in 7 or 8 pitches, followed by an airy traverse to reach the descent path back to the start.
The Puig Campana is the impressive mountain which rises 4,639 feet/1,406m above the town of Finestrat. Along with the Penon de Ifach, this mountain has been a focus of climbing in the Costa Blanca since the 1960s. Puig Campana is home to some superb and important routes which will provide memorable days of climbing for those into long, traditionally protected climbs. The Espolon Central is a beautiful 14 pitch alpine day. While not technically difficult, it calls for good route finding skills, slick rope work and quick smooth climbing for a long period. The traverse off is an adventure in itself!
Humanality is a classic must-do multi-pitch route that starts right from Ton Sai beach. Its six pitches offer amazing, original, 3D climbing. Without giving too much away about the challenge you will face yourself with near the top, it is guaranteed to be an unforgettable climbing experience!
Ao Nang Tower is the sea stack in between Ao Nang and Ton Sai/Railay. Step onto the rock straight from the longtail boat to start climbing. This 3-pitch route (6b, 6b+, 6c) is a real stunner and is radically exposed, with all styles of climbing from steep 3D climbing to vertical techy crimping. The top pitch – opened by Rock and Sun instructor Trevor Massiah – has the best climbing and positions. Abseil straight back into the boat.
Walking, Ridge Scrambles, and Canyon Descents
Experience a tailored day out with your guide, exploring dramatic Moorish forts and mule trails, dramatic valley walks and historical sites.
The Barranco del Infierno Gorge is located in the beautiful Vall de Laguart. This dry gorge offers a descent of endless excitement. Normally dry, no running water, there are many large pots scoured out by the raging flash floods which power through during periods of heavy rain. If these pots are full of water, your guide will amaze you with his rope tricks to keep you dry.
The Bernia Ridge is visible from nearly all points on the Costa Blanca. The most impressive section of this ridge is the gently undulating 2km section that extends seaward from the summit of the Bernia (1126m) and has become a beacon for climbers and serious scramblers. The Bernia Ridge offers a classic alpine day with scrambling, technical climbing, abseiling and traversing from the East to West summits with stunning views.
My ten year old daughter and I had one day of private guiding…
...in the Wye Valley. The instructor, Danny Brown, was excellent - very knowledgeable, always knowing when to offer advice, when to help physically (climbing the wall alongside my daughter to guide her up) and when to take it easy - and always totally in control of safety - thanks for a great day out.
10th September 2018
The best day of climbing I’ve ever had!
27th July 2018
Absolutely amazing experience
17th July 2018
A great climbing day out in Portland
13th July 2018