Introduction to outdoor lead climbing weekend
Step outside and sign up for this outdoor lead climbing weekend.You will learn new skills, discover beautiful climbing spots, and find the joy in outdoor climbing.
Learn how to sport climb on real rock and the skills needed to keep you safe. Instruction includes: lead climbing & belaying, rope management, clipping an express, setting & clearing anchors, equipment, and communication. This course will create a great foundation for your confidence as a climber & future climbing trips.
This trip is led by Tim Dunham, climbing instructor.
What’s the plan?
Tim will meet the group in front of the Interlaken Ost at 09:30. After reaching the crag, we will refresh the your current climbing skills and learn the fundamentals of lead climbing.
At the end of the day, we will settle into a lovely hostel in the Lauterbrunnen area. We will enjoy a nice dinner and stay overnight at the hostel.
On Sunday after breakfast, we will return to a crag and practice the skills we learned on Saturday and sport climb! After a second full day of climbing, you will be able to rest on the train on your way home!
To join this event, you should have done top rope climbing or indoor lead climbing before.
It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue, including extreme sports. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).
How to get there
If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:
Zurich HB 07:32 – 09:28 Interlaken Ost
Interlaken Ost 16:58 – 18:58 Zurich HB – depending on the time the event finishes
-Hiking or approach shoes
-Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
-4x Locking carabiners
-Chalk bag (optional)
-Water (min. 2L)
-Sun screen and lip protector
-Plasters and basic medicine
-Health insurance card
-Air rescue membership card (e.g. Rega, Air Glaciers)
You have the possibility to rent the following items:
-Climbing helmet: CHF 10
-Climbing harness: CHF 10
-Belay device: CHF 10
-4x Locking carabiners: CHF 10
All items listed above: CHF 30
The price for this event is CHF 480.
Included in price
-2 full days of climbing in a small group with a certified climbing instructor
-Shuttles between the train station, the crags and the hostel
-Accommodation on Saturday (dorm)
-Dinner on Saturday
-Breakfast on Sunday
-Use of climbing ropes, quickdraws, etc.
Not included in price
-Transport to/from Interlaken Ost
-Cable car from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald to access the hostel
-Drinks and snacks
Min. 3 participants
Max. 6 participants
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.