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Introduction to Outdoor Climbing Series – 1/3 – Top Rope Climbing

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20 May 2023


CHF 150.00


Klettergarten Chämiloch
Platten 4, 6422 Steinen, Switzerland

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 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


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


Sign up here → 3 June 2023

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 build the confidence and create a great foundation as a lead climber.

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


Sign up here → 15 & 16 July 2023

Apply your newly acquired skills from courses 1 & 2 at an alpine rock climbing weekend. All your skills come together: lead climbing, belaying and anchor building in a high-altitude setting. Test yourself against the rock and achieve your climbing goals. We will stay overnight in a mountain hut with access to climbing routes right out the front door. It’s a great way to end this climbing course series!

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What’s the plan?

Meet Tim in front of the Arth-Goldau train station at 09:15 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.


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:

  • Zurich HB 08:33 – 09:16 Arth-Goldau
  • Arth-Goldau 17:45 – 18:27 Zurich HB – depending on the time the event finishes

If you are traveling by car, you can meet the group directly at Klettergarten Chämiloch at 09:30.

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

Technical gear

Most of it can be rented out – see Equipment rental section below

  • Backpack
  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • 4x locking carabiners
  • Belay device
  • Chalk bag

Optional gear

If you have the following items, we encourage you to bring them so that you can train with your own equipment

  • Climbing tape
  • Climbing rope
  • 10x quick draws
  • 2x slings
  • Belay glasses


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


  • 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 10
  • Climbing helmet: CHF 10
  • Belay device: CHF 10
  • 4x Carabiners: CHF 10
  • All the above listed items: CHF 30


The price for this event is CHF 150.


Included in price

  • 1 day of outdoor rock climbing with a certified climbing instructor, in a small group
  • Climbing guidebooks of the area
  • Climbing ropes and quick draws
  • Shuttles between the train station and the crag

Not included in price

  • Transport to/from Arth-Goldau
  • Climbing equipment
  • Packed lunch
  • 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.


20 May 2023


CHF 150.00


9:15 am - 5:45 pm


Klettergarten Chämiloch
Platten 4, 6422 Steinen, Switzerland

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