3-day multi pitch climbing course
You’ve climbed a bit on single pitch routes but you’re seeing all these photos of climbers dangling hundreds of meters off the ground and rappelling off cliffs? Learn all the knots, rope techniques and more in this multi pitch climbing course. With Tim Dunham, certified climbing instructor, you will be able to improve your climbing technique and learn everything you need to start multi pitch routes.
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.
What’s the plan?
Meet Tim at Sustenpass on Friday morning. After dropping your bags at the hotel, you will make your way to the crag and spend the day lead climbing and improving your climbing technique.
On Saturday, you will learn all the knots and rope techniques for multi-pitch climbing, on the ground, and on an easy 2 to 3-pitch route, to practice as much as possible.
Sunday is the application day! You will get the chance to do, together with a climbing instructor, a long multi-pitch route all day and apply all the skills you will have learned in the previous days.
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 07:05 – 09:56 Steingletscher, Susten (via Arth-Goldau and Göschenen)
Steingletscher, Susten 17:20 – 20:50 Zurich HB – (via Meiringen and Luzern) 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 1’100.
Included in price
-3 days of climbing course (max. 2 participants per instructor for the application day) with a climbing instructor
-Climbing ropes, quick-draws, slings and cordelettes
-2 nights of accommodation at Hotel Steingletscher Sustenpass
-Dinner on Friday and Saturday
-Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
Not included in price
-Transport to/from Sustenpass
-Drinks and snacks
Min. 2 participants
Max. 4 participants
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.