Rock and Ice is certified by the AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) to perform the following activities:

Rock Climbing - Multi Pitch
Gorge Scrambling
Tyrolean Traverse
Hill Walking & Mountaineering
Summer conditions only.

The AALA recognises that other activities which do not come within scope of the AALA Regulations 1996.

Richard Hogan is also certified to provide specified adventure activities to young people under the age of 18 years.

Registration number: L4596/R1374
Richard Hogan MIA

Article on keeping your children safe in the mountain environment.


Kids Adventure, Climbing, Abseiling & Scrambling

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The benefits of rock climbing for children include the development of teamwork, self confidence, trust, motivation and increased levels of fitness. Rock climbing enables children to cope with fear and stress, and encourages both self-reliance and responsibility for others. 

Rock and Ice will provide instruction for any size of group from individual one-to-one sessions, to larger parties.

Rock and Ice really do welcome all age groups on our courses.You may be surprised to hear that 3yr old children have climbed 150' rock climbs sucessfully under our instruction. If your kids want to climb we will help facilitate it.

We also offer discounts to help parents introduce their children to outdoor activities.

We offer packages that introduce parents to become safe at setting up climbs outdoors.
Our aim is to pass over all the safety skills that will then allow your family to go out climbing safely without the need to pay for an instructor.

Just phone 0800 6126603 for more info.

Rock and Ice are AALA registered (see right) we recommend a parent or guardian comes along too as support whenever possible.

Please note we are NOT a residential outdoor centre!
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Accommodation is usually in B&B so not always suitable for minors to be left unattended. The courses and activities are great for family groups looking for a break. We are based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire and have an abundance of other activities available nearby such as Alton Towers, Carsington water sports, mountain biking, paintball to name just a few.

All specialist rock climbing equipment is provided by Rock and Ice for the activities. We also have access to some of the easiest outdoor climbing for small persons, as you can see on the left the rock is abundant with good hand and footholds and not too intimidating.

We only employ vetted and qualified NGB award holding staff (MIA or SPA)

Childrens parties utilising our activities are also available on request.

Call Richard Hogan now on 0800 6126603 to book.

Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.
Source: (Moroccan)

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