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About RockUp-Climbing

We are a small company which means that we can tailor our climbing courses to your exact requirements. Also, without the overheads of running a large outdoor centre, we are able to keep costs down and offer you amazing climbing experiences at a great price. Our central location in the Peak District means that we're within easy reach of most major towns and cities throughout England, with plenty of good transport links into Sheffield and there Derbyshire Dales.

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RockUp-Climbing is run by Sophie and Brett who both have a life long passion for the outdoors. Brett and Sophie hold the "Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor" award (formerly MIA), the highest qualification for climbing and mountaineering in summer conditions in the UK. 

Brett started his climbing career at the tender age of 6 and hasn’t stopped since! He has been guiding, instructing and coaching for over 20 years, and has a wealth of experience behind him. Equally at home teetering up a sea cliff as he is with a map and compass in hand navigating across the wild hills and mountains, Brett has led a life fully immersed in the outdoor industry. 

With a degree in Outdoor Education, and having worked for a multitude of Outdoor Centres, Brett founded Rock-Up Climbing so he could really tailor his coaching to meet the individual needs of his clients. 



A climber from the age of 13, Sophie has been instructing, coaching and guiding for nearly 20 years at the rock face and in the mountains. Also a qualified teacher (of chemistry!) and former Director of Outdoor Education, Sophie enjoys helping people progress and develop their skills. 

Sophie brings a wide range of personal experience to Rock-Up Climbing from scrambling across the rocky ridges of the Cuillin peaks, cranking hard on boulder problems, swinging ice axes up frozen waterfalls, and leading mountaineering expeditions abroad.

Brett and Sophie are both full members of the ‘Association of Mountaineering Instructors’(AMI), the representative body for professionally qualified mountaineering and climbing instructors in the British Isles. AMI is committed to guaranteeing quality, and promoting good practice in all mountaineering and climbing instruction. AMI members hold the highest level of instructional climbing qualification in the UK. They have been trained and assessed to the highest standards to provide you with a safe and enjoyable learning experience on the crags and mountains.

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If you would like to see what Brett and Sophie get up to on their days off, you can follow some their climbing adventures by checking out their YouTube channel: The Climbing Nomads. 


You can also follow The Climbing Nomads on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


RockUp-Climbing is fully insured through ‘The Association of Mountaineering Instructors’ using a policy with Royal & Sun Alliance. This covers ‘Professional Indemnity’ and ‘Public Liability’. The limit of indemnity is £5,000,000. Proof of insurance is available upon request.

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