Private guided multi pitch climbing day in Ticino
You’ve climbed a bit on single pitch routes but you’re seeing all these photos on social media of climbers dangling hundreds of meters off the ground and rappelling off cliffs? You want to experience a multi-pitch climb to see how much you love it before getting into learning all the knots and rope techniques? With Tim Dunham, certified climbing instructor, leading the climb, you will be able to top rope a multi-pitch route and discover the feeling of spending the entire day on a wall.
Unlike lead climbing, which involves a single climber ascending one route, multi-pitch climbing involves several climbers traversing multiple routes on the way to their destination. It offers climbers the ability to cover longer distances and traverse more routes.
In this private guided multi-pitch experience, Tim will be lead and two climbers will follow him on top ropes.
What’s the plan?
Meet Tim at the stunning Villa Edera in Auressio on Saturday evening. Dinner and night at the villa, shared with people joining other Touring Monkeys events and based at the same place. On Sunday morning after breakfast, you will make your way to the crag and will go together through all the equipment and do some quick theory in order to start the climb safely. You will then be on the wall all day, climbing multiple pitches and covering a long distance vertically. After reaching the top and enjoying the views for a moment, you will rappel down and make your way back to Ponte Brolla station.
To join this event, you need to be able to climb 5A routes top rope. No previous lead climbing or multi-pitch experience needed.
All pitches will be graded between 3 and 5A.
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 15:33 – 18:20 Auressio, Paese
17:56 Ponte Brolla – 20:27 Zurich HB – depending on the time the event finishes
-Hiking or approach shoes
-Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
-ATC belay device
-5x 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
-ATC belay device: CHF 10
-5x Locking carabiners: CHF 10
All items listed above: CHF 30
The price for this event is CHF 380.
If you are already staying at the villa for another event and just want to join the private multi pitch for a day (or if you prefer joining on Sunday morning), the price is CHF 300.
Included in price
-One day of private multi-pitch climbing (max. 2 participants) with a climbing instructor
-Accommodation on Saturday
-Dinner on Saturday
-Breakfast on Sunday
-Shuttle between Auressio, the crag and the train station
-Climbing ropes, quick-draws, slings and cordelettes
Not included in price
-Transport to Auressio and back from Ponte Brolla
-Drinks and snacks
Min. / Max. 2 participants
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.