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Climbing & Abseiling in Dorset

  • Climb in a scenic location on the Jurassic Coast
  • Conquer your fears and climb to new heights
  • Learn new skills and perfect you climbing technique

Climbing is one of the best ways to experience Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline. Scale to new heights and admire the beautiful scenery during this fun-filled outdoor adventure activity.

Under the watchful eye of our team of highly experienced and qualified instructors you will learn new skills and push the boundaries of your comfort zone. All of our sessions take place in a safe and well-managed environment without compromising on fun!

Our climbing sessions are well suited to families and friend groups looking to try something new during a holiday in Dorset. Available dates can be seen by clicking the Book Now button.

If you would like to book business away days, stag or hen do, please contact us for further availability.


Climbing & Abseiling

Half Day

£45pp (inc VAT)

Minimum age 8 years

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  • Celebrating a successful climb on the Jurassic Coast
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  • Adult climbing the cliffs at Dancing Ledge

Climbing on the Jurassic Coast

Dorset is the perfect destination to try your hand at climbing or abseiling. Our coastline is a popular climbing venue, famed for having a wide variety of routes with options for various types of climbing.

The aim of our beginners climbing and abseiling sessions is to familiarise participants with equipment and teach core climbing skills, including moving across rocks, identifying suitable hand and foot holds, belaying a climbing partner and abseiling safely after the climb.

We adhere to a strict ‘challenge by choice’ ethos, whereby participants will only climb to a height they are comfortable with. That being said, we foster a supportive environment where we instil the confidence needed to conquer fears.

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Scenic climbing location

All of our climbing and abseiling sessions take place at Dancing Ledge and Hedbury Quarry on the Dorset Coast. From the elevated an unique position you’ll be able to truly admire the Jurassic Coastline in all its glory and take in the stunning sea views.

Suitable for all abilities

At Cumulus Outdoors all our sessions are bespoke and tailored to meet the needs of the group. We welcome complete beginners, as well as those with some climbing experience, including indoor climbers looking to make the transition outside.

Whether you’re looking for a standard climb and abseil activity or would like a more in-depth session we will work with you to create

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Group celebrating climbing at Dancing Ledge

Climbing & Abseiling FAQs

Is there a weight limit for High Ropes and Climbing?

Yes, there is a weight limit for High Ropes and Climbing. The maximum weight is 115kg (18 stone).

How long do climbing sessions last?

Climbing sessions lasts 3 hours from the time you arrive, till the time you depart. This includes the twenty-minute walk with stunning scenery, safety brief, kitting up etc.

What is the minimum age for climbing?

Children must be 8 years old to participate in one of our climbing sessions on the Jurassic Coast.

Where will we be climbing?

We climb at two venues, both by the sea with stunning scenery, Dancing Ledge and Hedbury Quarry.

What do I need to bring to a climbing session?

Dress appropriately for the weather and bring food and drink. Old trainers are ok to climb in.

What is the minimum climbing session group size?

There is a minimum group size of three on our climbing sessions.

Is previous climbing or abseiling experience necessary?

No previous experienced is required for our climbing and abseiling sessions on the Dorset coast – this activity is aimed at novices. For the more experienced, we would run a bespoke programme.

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