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Update September 2021 – Yr Hafod remains closed for the time being. Our anticipation is that courses can restart from April 2022. As such, we are now taking bookings for courses from April 2022. Should a course be cancelled for any reason, you can transfer to a different date or receive a full refund.

At Yr Hafod we run courses for Scout natural rock climbing permits and the nationally recognised Rock Climbing Instructor (formerly called SPA).


Scout Natural Rock Climbing Permits

We run regular Scout natural rock climbing permit training and assessment weekends throughout the year. All our courses are run by fully qualified volunteer staff most holding Rock Climbing Instructor, or higher.

All courses include food and accommodation. The centre is open for arrival the evening before the course starts

Our courses cover training or assessment, not both, if you don’t know if you’re ready for assessment please check out our FAQs! To attend a permit training course you must already be able to lead trad climbs and be comfortable placing leader-placed protection.

 TrainingAssessment
 £85£95
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11 – 12 September 2021Cancelled Cancelled
25 – 26 September 2021 Cancelled Cancelled
09 – 10 October 2021 Cancelled Cancelled
09 – 10 April 2022YY
23 – 24 April 2022YY
07 – 08 May 2022YY
04 – 05 June 2022YY
09 – 10 July 2022YY
10 – 11 September 2022YY
24 – 25 September 2022YY
08 – 09 October 2022YY

Rock Climbing Instructor Training and Assessment

For those at the top of their game we provide the nationally recognised Rock Climbing Instructor qualification (formerly called SPA). If you love taking people climbing in the outdoors and want the option to use your qualifications outside of Scouts then the RCI is for you. Our Rock Climbing Instructor courses are open to members of the Scout Association and the general public.

For more details on the Rock Climbing Instructor scheme visit the Mountain Training site.

Rock Climbing Instructor Training

 Member’s
Price
Non-member’s
Price
03 – 05 June 2022 (3 days)£175£275

*This course is a three day course.
All courses include food and accommodation. The centre is open for arrival the evening before the course starts.

You must register with Mountain Training before booking on one of our Rock Climbing Instructor training courses. Please see the Mountain Training site for more details.

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Rock Climbing Instructor Assessment

 Member’s
Price
Non-member’s
Price
04 – 05 June 2022 (2 days)£115£215

All courses include food and accommodation. The centre is open for arrival the evening before the course starts.

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Covid 19

Yr Hafod is now closed until the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis is over. As the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted we are hopeful that we can return to business in 2021. To help you with your planning for 2021 we are taking provisional bookings for the hostel and our activity courses and there’s even better news, we won’t be asking for any deposit or payment until the Government and the Scout Association have lifted the restrictions on residential activities taking place. Please phone for your first and second provisional dates. You can continue to browse the website as normal. Click on videos or buy a Buff in the menu to prepare yourself for when we are allowed out again. Stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you at Hafod in 2021.