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Introduction to outdoor rock climbing weekend 1/3 – Top rope

Step outside and sign up for our Outdoor rock climbing 3-course series.

You will learn new skills, discover beautiful climbing spots, and find the joy in outdoor climbing.

3 months, 3 weekends in 3 different Swiss regions. Possibility to join one, two or all of them if you want to become a confident climber!

These climbing course series are led by Tim Dunham, climbing instructor.

Course 1 – Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 1/3 – Top Rope climbing – Ticino

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.

Course 2 – Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 2/3 – Lead Climbing, Belaying, and Anchors – Ibergeregg

17 & 18 June 2023

Course 3 – Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 3/3 – Alpine Rock Climbing – Göschenertal

15 & 16 July 2023

What’s the plan?

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Meet Tim in front of the Ponte Brolla train station at 10:00 on Saturday. Shuttle to the crag. The first half of the day will be dedicated to understanding the equipment, fundamentals of outdoor climbing, and safety rules. During the second half of the day, you will be able to put theory into practice and rock climb.

At the end of the day, you will settle into a lovely hotel in Losone and enjoy the evening with a nice dinner.

After breakfast on Sunday, you will return to the crag and practice the skills learned on Saturday. After a second full day of climbing, Tim will give you a lift back to Ponte Brolla train station for you to return home.


Some previous climbing experience is recommended (indoor climbing or bouldering). However, if you are fit and keen to try outdoor climbing but have never climbed before, we are happy for you to join us.


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 take the following:

  • Saturday: Zurich HB 07:05 – 10:00 Ponte Brolla (via Bellinzona & Locarno)
  • Sunday: Ponte Brolla 17:56 – 20:55 Zurich HB (via Locarno & Bellinzona) – depending on the time the event finishes

Kit list

Day Clothing Essentials

  • Hiking or approach shoes
  • T-shirt
  • Climbing trousers (or leggings)
  • Fleece
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves

Night Essentials

  • Lightweight towel
  • Earplugs

Technical gear

  • Backpack
  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • 4x Locking carabiners
  • Belay device


  • Climbing tape
  • Chalk bag


  • Water (min. 2L)
  • Snacks
  • Packed lunches


  • Sunscreen and lip protector
  • Plasters and basic medicine

Equipment rental

You have the possibility to rent the following equipment directly from the guide:

  • Climbing harness: CHF 15
  • Climbing helmet: CHF 15
  • Belay device: CHF 15
  • 4x Carabiners: CHF 15
  • All the above listed items: CHF 50


The price for this event is CHF 450.

SAVE CHF 100 BY SIGNING UP FOR THE SERIES: CHF 1’250 instead of CHF 1’350.

Included in price

  • 2 days of outdoor rock climbing with a certified climbing instructor, in a small group
  • Climbing guidebooks of the area
  • Climbing ropes
  • 1x Night of accommodation in a hotel (shared room)
  • Dinner on Saturday
  • Breakfast on Sunday
  • Shuttles between the train station, the hotel and the crags

Not included in price

  • Transport to/from Ponte Brolla
  • Climbing equipment
  • Packed lunches
  • Drinks & snacks

Group size

Min. 3 / Max. 6 participants

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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20 - 21 May 2023


10:00 am - 6:00 pm


CHF 450.00


Ticino, Switzerland
Ticino, Switzerland

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