Fitness and Experience 
Scrambling is not recommended for those new to mountain walking so we would advise some prior hill experience, a good head for heights and a reasonable level of fitness.

These routes do NOT require harnesses and climbing equipment – although a rope is carried for emergencies only. Helmets must be worn at all times when scrambling and can be hired for the duration of the courses if required.


Scramble Grades

This is a difficult and subjective topic and much relies upon on the prevailing conditions and personal opinions. However the following are indicative of the grades and some of the classic scrambles we use for our guided ascents.
Grades are for ascents in good dry conditions, wet rock can increase the grade significantly or even make a scramble extremely hazardous.

Grade 1:  Straight forward scramble with little or no route finding difficulty. Generally the exposure is not great but care must be taken to avoid a slip.
Examples of Grade 1 scrambles include Striding Edge, Sharp Edge, Crib Goch

Grade 2: Will contain longer and more difficult stretches of scrambling. Some skill in route finding is required to follow the described line. A rope may be useful for safety in the more exposed passages.
Examples of Grade 2 scrambles include Brown Cove Crags, Aonach Eagach, Curved Ridge (grade 2/3)

Grade 3: Should only be undertaken by experienced groups. A rope is advisable for safety on exposed passages and for some pitches which demand easy rock climbing.
Examples of Grade 3 scrambles include Pinnacle Ridge St Sundays Crag, Low Water Beck

Grade 3s: denotes a particularly serious outing. Recommended only for experienced and competent climbers.