Rock climbing in Cornwall

Rock climbing in Cornwall’s historic quarries

Rock climbing in Cornwall is one of the best adventures to have. It’s fun, challenging and the perfect way to switch off and get close to nature!

Join us near Falmouth to learn climbing techniques, try out different routes and enjoy some adrenaline! You’re sure to feel a great sense of achievement when you reach the top and an even greater sense of freedom when you let go and abseil down!

Our climbing routes for kids and adults are perfect for complete beginners through to intermediates!

Man leaping into blue quarry water during a family friendly coasteering session

Cornish Rock climbing

Rock climbing for kids and adults @ 25pp Duration: 2 hours

Make amazing memories as you tackle our climbing routes amongst stunning scenery! As well as using our climbing holds you can use the natural rock crevices, making this activity perfect for kids aged 8+ as well as those with some prior climbing experience. Why not race each other to the top!

Our expert instructors will teach you technique and safety, so you can enjoy a fun challenge whilst knowing you’re in safe hands. We’ll also teach you how to belay, so you can take turns to watch and help each other.

Parents must supervise children under 18. 

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Why choose our rock climbing?

Our expert instructors are super friendly and receive outstanding feedback for their teaching. They’ll always be on-hand to help and ensure your safety, so you can relax and go for it!

We want to share our love of climbing with you and are dedicated to giving you a fun and happy time. This is reflected in our Cornwall Tourism Award!

We also teach Cornwall’s most vulnerable children to climb as part of BF Adventure’s charity work. All profits from Via Ferrata Cornwall are used to support these people, so you’ll make a difference by choosing us!

As well as offering other adventures, we also have a Café serving delicious drinks, cakes and lunch. Why not relax afterwards with some treats overlooking our gorgeous quarry!

Finally, all our activities can be done socially distanced and we are AA Covid Confident accredited. You can read more on our Covid-19 Policy.

Our reviews

“Perfect afternoon climbing a quarry wall with two children aged 11 and 13. Great instruction from Liam. Patient and lots of encouragement – thanks!” – Beena

Frequently asked questions

Is rock climbing safe?
All our instructors are fully qualified and we have undertaken thorough risk assessments, so our climbing is incredibly safe. 

What fitness level do I need?
We cater for all abilities and an average fitness level is needed. The maximum weight is 110kg.

What if the height scares me?
Our rock climbing can be as challenging as you like and there is never any pressure to reach the top. So, simply let your instructor know when you’re ready to come down and we’ll help you through it. 

What’s included?
All the kit is provided, including good quality harnesses and helmets. You can also store your belongings in our locker room. So, all you need to bring is yourself, wearing clothes and trainers that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

Will the session get cancelled in bad weather?
Sessions still run in rainy weather, but if it pours down, we have a backup indoor climbing wall!

For more, see our FAQs page.

Group rock climbing

Groups enjoy our rock climbing too! We cater for: stag and hen parties, birthday parties, private adventure sessions for family and friends, corporate away days and school and youth group trips.  

Other activities

We also offer Via Ferrata, archery, watersports and coasteering! Also on-site is our Cafe with wild play areas and nature trails nearby!

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