Introduction to Multi-Pitch Climbing
You’ve started climbing outdoors but still need to learn the techniques for multi-pitch climbing? Or maybe you’ve done some multi-pitch climbing but would love a refresher to gain confidence before going with your friends? Then this event is for you!
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?
You will meet your guide at Aigle train station at 09:20 on Saturday. We will give you a lift to the spot of the day, check all the equipment, and start climbing. In the morning, we will do some lead climbing to get back into it, and in the afternoon we will start learning the technique and safety rules of multi-pitch climbing. After a long day outside, we will head to our hotel in Leysin where we will have a well-deserved dinner and spend the night.
After an early breakfast on Sunday, we will go back to the crag and get ready for a full day of multi-pitch climbing! We will put the skills learned the day before into practice and discover how thrilling and rewarding this sport is. Return to Aigle at the end of the day.
Requirements (Multi-pitch climbing)
To join this event, you need to be able to lead climb outdoors. The climbing level itself does not play a significant role as this weekend is more about climbing technique and safety. The routes will not be technically difficult (grade 4 or 5).
- Climbing shoes
- Climbing helmet
- Belay device for double ropes
- Min. 8x locking carabiners
- Min. 10x quickdraws
- 2x slings
- 1x lanyard
- 1x cordelette
- Chalk bag
- Water (min. 2L)
- Packed lunch for Saturday and Sunday
How to get there?
If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following transportation.
- Zurich HB 06:32 – 09:21 Aigle (via Lausanne)
- Aigle 17:38 – 20:28 Zurich HB (via Lausanne) – depending on what time we finish
The price for this event is CHF 450.
What does the price include?
- 2 days of multi-pitch climbing in a small group, with an International Mountain Guide
- Climbing ropes
- Shuttles between Aigle, the climbing spots, and the hotel
- 1 night of accommodation in a hotel (twin rooms)
- Half pension (dinner on Saturday + breakfast on Sunday)
What does the price NOT include?
- Transport to/from Aigle
- Packed lunches
- Drinks and snacks
Once registered, please pay a 50% deposit within 7 days and the balance by 30 June 2021, one month before the event starts.
Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 6
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.
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