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BMC Women’s Ready to Rock Courses

BMC Women’s Ready to Rock on Dartmoor

Based on Dartmoor, the BMC Women’s Ready to Rock Courses are designed to help women indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment.

Course Content

During the course, a range of topics will be covered including:

  • Types of trad climbing equipment
  • Placing good protection
  • Building good belays
  • Using guidebooks
  • Seconding/top roping

Is it for me?

These courses are ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents and individuals who may have had the odd taster of climbing outdoors and wish to gain key safety skills.

They are also useful for individuals hoping to undertake Rock Climbing Instructor Award training.


These courses are for women aged 18 years or older who are able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner.

Kit and Equipment

For this course, you will need your own outdoor clothes and footwear, including rock climbing shoes.

Helmet, harness and belay device can be borrowed, if required.

All ropes and trad gear will be provided.

Click here for a full kit list.

Who will be instructing?

The instructors for these courses are very experienced women climbers who hold the MCI or WMCI qualification, and are members of the AMI (Association of Mountaineering Instructors).


The course will run for 1 day.


Cost: BMC Members £67.50 per person for 1 day* 

*Maximum group size of 6

Cost: Non-Members £75.00 per person for 1 day* 

*Maximum group size of 6

or contact us to find out more.

Upcoming Course Dates for BMC Women’s Ready to Rock:

April 27th 2024 Saturday (1 day)

June 8th 2024 Saturday (1 day)

August 3rd 2024 Saturday (1 day)

October 5th 2024 Saturday (1 day)

We also offer bespoke dates and courses tailored to your needs. To inquire about bespoke dates and personalised courses, please get in touch.

For a comprehensive list of our upcoming courses, please click here

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Course dates can be arranged to suit you, so please get in touch to discuss your requirements.