Outdoor Climbing Course 3/3 – Alpine Rock Climbing
Step outside this Summer 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.
Trips are led by Tim Dunham, Climbing Instructor, and International Mountain Leader.
Join (Course 3) by clicking on the links below:
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.
Tim will meet the group in front of the Göschenen train station at 09:10 on Saturday. From there we will take the PostBus up to Dammagletscher and hike to the stunning Bergseehütte (located at 2,370m). There we will refresh what we learned in course 2, enjoy some alpine rock climbing and acquire more advanced skills.
We stay overnight in the well-known Bergseehütte, where we will enjoy the evening with good conversation, a nice dinner and wine, and stay overnight.
After breakfast on Sunday, we will continue to explore the various rock climbing areas and practice the skills we learned on Saturday. There is even a Via Ferrata route in the same area. After a second full day of climbing, we will hike back to Dammagletscher and take the Bus back to Göschenen train station.
How to get there?
If you are travelling from Zurich, we recommend you to take the following trains:
- Zurich HB 07:10 – 09:45 Göscheneralp, Dammagletscher (via Arth-Goldau and Göschenen)
- Göscheneralp, Dammagletscher 17:15 – 19:50 Zurich HB (via Göschenen) – depending on what time the course finishes
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 Dammagletscher
- 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
- Sleeping bag liner (blankets provided)
In case of cancellation of the event by the organiser (due to bad weather), please make sure that you are available on 24 & 25 July for a make-up weekend.
Minimum number of participants: 3
Maximum number of participants: 6
Once registered, please pay a 50% deposit within 7 days and the balance by 17 June 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 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).
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.