Testimonials

Bumped into these guys in Tintern Quarry at the end of August. Really friendly and knowledgeable. Helped us out of a jam, and gave some really helpful tips for our first time outdoor sport climbing. Thanks chaps!
Andrew.

Thanks Ascential! Everyone had a great day and really enjoyed climbing outside for the first time. Superbly organised, safe and professional BUT lots of laughs and easygoing - not an easy thing to achieve - this really helped settle the girls nerves and make their first outdoor climb a great experience!!  Can't wait to book up another climbing day!
The Blyths. (family climbing day)

Sunday up the Roaches with Ascential was absolutely brilliant. I needed a refresher course on my outdoor climbing skills, and now I feel confident to go out on my own again. Nice one chaps. Cant wait to get back out on the rock.
Dave. (intro to leading)

Thanks to Ascential for a GREAT days climbing. It was brilliant. Great instructors with loads of knowledge and experience. We also had a great laugh. Can’t wait for our next day out with Tom and Craig. Thanks so much guys.
Lee. (intro to leading)

Thanks to Ascential for a great day. For our first outdoor climb it was a great introduction, we felt very relaxed in the company of the instructors which made the day more enjoyable. I would totally recommend Tom and Craig’s outdoor climbing to anybody who is thinking about it as Tom and Craig made it a fun and successful day of climbing. Raring to go again! G.Owen. (intro to climbing)

It was a brilliant day, had some greats climbs and awesome company. Being a beginner i wasn’t sure what to expect but you guys made me feel quite comfortable and safe on the climbs. Plus i feel like i learned so much about climbing and loved it really looking forward until next time.

Eloise says "We were challenged but it didn't feel like it because it was all very relaxed. Lots of fun and I would definitely do it again. I laughed nearly as much as I climbed even though Tom's tree jokes are really bad." I can say "Although I wasn't climbing I happily I spent the day watching, seeing how the girls worked at each pitch and developed their confidence. Craig and Tom kept did an excellent job of keeping them motivated whilst never letting the level of enjoyment drop. Symonds Yat rarely hears so much giggling!" Thanks again for a great day,
Stuart and Eloise. (family climbing day)

Just completed a 2 day Navigation course. I had a fantastic 2 days, & learned so much about navigation, all aspects of Navigation were covered, & done in a way which made it not only fun to learn but made easy to remember. I’m going back for more I enjoyed it so much.
Graham. (2 day navigation with overnight wild camp)

I did an intro to Trad course in March 2014 with Ascential. They made trad climbing seem a lot more basic then my images of it and in a day i felt like I'd be totally comfortable leading easy climbs. It was incredible value for money as well. Thanks guys.
Tom. (intro to leading)

Spent the weekend in Snowdonia with Ascential for the intro to outdoor climbing and had an awesome time. Weather on the Saturday was great and we managed a nice variety of routes on the Welsh slate. Tom and Craig were really professional and took the safety side really seriously (which was reassuring) but we still had loads of fun learning new skills and techniques. Sunday the weather was horrendous but we managed a grade 1 scramble and decent hike, waterproofs got tested to the max but everything stayed dry thankfully. Again, the guys were really well organized and professional, everyone had a great time despite the weather making things a little more hairy than they might have been. All in all a fantastic weekend and I will definitely be going with these guys the next time they do something similar. If learning to climb outdoors or hiking with experienced climbers is something you want to do then I cannot recommend these guys highly enough.
Nick. (mixed weekend, intro to climbing and guided walk)

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