8yrs +
All Year
5-6 Hours
Morlais Quarry


The perfect way to spend a day in the great Welsh outdoors!

Rock Climbing & Abseiling takes place on a naturally formed rock face and is a fantastic activity for both kids and adults. Here in the Brecon Beacons, we are spoilt for choice with such a wide range of exciting and challenging climbing routes on our doorstep, allowing us the flexibility to tailor our climbing sessions to suit you. Our Rock Climbing & Abseiling days are designed as a Taster Day and are ideal for beginners with little or no experience, who just want to have a go.

Looking to improve your climbing skills? Get in touch about a Climber Improver Days 01497 847897.

Rock Climbing

Equipped with a harness and helmet, you will be ready to start your climbing experience. First your instructor will introduce you to the technique of Traversing, which will involve moving along the rock wall sideways, just a few inches off the ground. Not only is this a great warm up exercise, this technique is designed to teach you to look at hand and foot placement – a key skill when climbing. Once you have mastered this, you will be ready to put these newly developed skills to the test with a vertical rope climb. As your confidence builds, it wont be long before you find yourself reaching the top, scaling heights you never thought possible and feeling on top of the world!


A Rock Climbing day wouldn’t be the same without a little Abseiling!

Rock Climbing & Abseiling go hand in hand, so once you have confidently mastered the art of rock climbing, your instructor will round off the experience day with an introduction to Abseiling. This time you will start at the top of the crag and you will descend vertically down the rock face, back down to the bottom. Your instructor will ease you slowly into your first Abseil but with more and more practice, you will soon be abseiling down in two or three big bounds! Want a challenge? try it forward facing!


The Climbing venue is approx. a 30-40 minute drive from our activity centre. We do aim to provide transport for all our customers however, this is a complimentary service which cannot be guaranteed and you may be asked to follow in your own vehicles.

Our ‘real rock’ climbing sessions are a full day only. Half day climbing sessions can be arranged on our outdoor climbing wall.


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Rock Climbing is available as a full day session only (4-5 hours), times specified below. Please also be aware that times include check-in, kit-up and 40 minute travel to/from the climb location.

MINIMUM AGE 8 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
(Arrivals to Farewells)
9:15am to 4:30pm
ARRIVAL All customers are to arrive at the Black Mountain Adventure Centre at the specified session time.
ACTIVITY LOCATION This activity takes place at Morlais Quarry, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales
WHAT TO BRING Warm comfortable clothing i.e. sportswear
Trainers (or climbing shoes if preferred)
Packed Lunch & Drink
Do not bring valuables where possible
Climbing shoes are NOT provided
FOOD This activity takes place away from the activity centre where there are no shops, cafes or pubs available; Please take this into consideration when preparing for your adventure day.

All our activity sessions take place outdoors where conditions may be wet, cold & muddy. Please consider this prior to arrival, preparing yourself with appropriate clothing for the outdoors.

Black Mountain Activities, Three Cocks, Brecon, LD3 0SD
01497 847897

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Please Note: We do require a minimum of 6 people booked onto an activity in order for the session to run. Please contact us for further information.

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