Outdoor Climbing Course 2/3 – Lead Sport Climbing, Belaying, and Anchors
Step outside and sign up for our Outdoor Rock Climbing 3-Course Series.
You will learn new skills, discover beautiful climbing spots, and find joy in outdoor climbing. These courses are aimed at you becoming a more confident climber.
Led by Tim Dunham, Climbing Instructor.
Join (Course 2) by clicking on the links below:
Course 2 – Lead Sport Climbing, Belaying, and Anchors:
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.
Requirements for course 2:
Participation in Course 1 – Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing, or previous experience with indoor or outdoor lead climbing. Even if you join course 1, we might ask you to join a 1-day climbing event on 11 or 12 June to practice the skills learned in course 1 before starting lead climbing (depending on your level).
Tim will meet the group in front of the Schwyz train station at 10:15. We will travel with the PostBus to Ibergeregg departing at 10:23 from Schwyz. There, we will refresh the skills learned in course 1 and learn the fundamentals of lead climbing.
At the end of the day, we will settle into a lovely Berghaus where we will enjoy the evening with a nice dinner. We will stay overnight and have breakfast there in the morning.
On Sunday, we will return to explore the same area and practice the skills we learned on Saturday and sport climb! After a second full day of climbing, you will take the bus and train back home.
How to get there?
If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:
- Zurich HB 09:10 – 10:16 Schwyz (via Arth-Goldau), then PostAuto B5 from Schwyz towards Oberiberg, Neuseewen, departure at 10:23, and get off in Ibergeregg
- PostAuto B5 to Schwyz (last departure from Ibergeregg, Passhöhe at 17:30), then Schwyz 18:17 – 19:25 Zurich HB (via Rotkreuz)
Price for one weekend: CHF 420
Package price for all 3 weekends: CHF 1,160 (CHF 100 discount)
What does the price include?
- Accommodation on Saturday night, including 3-course menu dinner, bed in a dorm, and breakfast
- 2 full days of climbing in a small group with a dedicated climbing instructor
- Climbing equipment: ropes, quickdraws, carabiners, etc.
What does the price NOT include?
- Transport to and from Ibergeregg
- Packed lunches
- Packed lunch for Saturday and Sunday
- Climbing shoes
- Climbing helmet
- Harness and belay device (can be rented out for an additional CHF 20)
- Chalk bag if you have one
- Sleeping bag liner (blankets are provided)
In case of cancellation of the event by the organiser (due to bad weather), please make sure that you are available on any of the below dates closest to your booked event date:
- 10 & 11 July
- 5 & 6 September
Minimum number of participants: 3
Maximum number of participants: 6
Once registered, please pay a 50% deposit within 7 days and the balance by 19 May 2021.
Other Courses in this Outdoor Climbing Series
Course 1 – Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing:
Learn the fundamentals about outdoor climbing: equipment, safety & communication, hand-foot climbing techniques, understanding guidebooks, and more. You will practice in a group setting on single pitch routes to maximize learning, fun, and safety. This introduction course is perfect to begin your outdoor climbing career.
Requirements for course 1:
Some previous climbing experience is recommended. However, if you are fit and keen to try outdoor climbing but have never climbed before, we are happy for you to join us.
Course 3 – Alpine Rock Climbing:
Apply your newly acquired skills from courses 1 & 2 at an Alpine Rock Climbing weekend. This is the trip at the end of the season when it all comes together, by practicing your lead climbing, belaying and anchor skills in a high-altitude setting. We’ll stay overnight in a mountain hut with access to climbing routes right out the front
Requirements for course 3:
Participation in Course 2 – Lead Sport Climbing, Belaying and Anchors, or previous experience with outdoor lead climbing.
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read our terms and conditions in the “What we’re about” section of our Meetup group and that you will adhere to these terms and conditions.