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Tie on with Tony

Trad and lead climbing expert based in the beautiful Wye Valley and Forest of Dean area.

Tony Penning started climbing over 40 years ago and now uses his experience to teach climbing in all its forms.

Tony began instructing 20 years ago and holds the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award. He was part of the team that produced The Lower Wye Valley and Symonds Yat rock climbing guides.

As a Mountain Training approved provider Tony can provide training and assessments for the Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) and Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI). Additionally he is also authorised to carry out training and assessments for the Climbing Wall Development Instructor (CWDI).

Tony is a member of The Association of Mountaineering Instructors which is the representative body for professional Mountaineering Instructors in the UK.

Tony is available for personal and group instruction sessions, whether you are working towards a specific award, or just climbing for pleasure.

Tony’s experience makes him the ideal choice if you want to learn to lead climb, sport, trad or multi-pitch. He can teach you the subtle details that can make the difference between success and failure.

For Instructors

  • Rock Climbing Instructor
  • Climbing Wall Instructor
  • Climbing Wall Development Instructor
  • Refreshers for all the above
  • Mountain Leader Refreshers

For All

  • Navigation
  • First Steps Outdoors
  • Multi Pitch Climbing
  • Learn to Lead (Sport Climbing)
  • Learn to Lead (Trad Climbing)
  • Set-ups and improvised rescue techniques
  • Climbing movement: Learn how to move effectively on rock and on indoor walls
  • Winter Sun: Climbing in Spain

Thanks so much for the weekend. I thoroughly appreciated your teaching style and approach. Morna, RCI assessee.