Introduction to Outdoor Climbing Series – 3/3 – Full Rock Climbing Weekend
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
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 – Full Rock Climbing Weekend
Apply your newly acquired skills from courses 1 & 2 at a full rock climbing weekend. All your skills come together: lead climbing, belaying and anchor building in a mountain setting. Test yourself against the rock and achieve your climbing goals. We will stay overnight at a great location with easy access to climbing routes. It’s a great way to end this climbing course series!
What’s the plan?
Tim will meet the group at a given location in Ticino on Saturday morning. From there we will go to the crag and refresh what we learned in course 2, enjoy some climbing and acquire more advanced skills.
We stay overnight in Ticino, where we will enjoy the evening with good conversation, a nice Italian dinner and wine.
After breakfast on Sunday, we will continue to explore the various climbing areas and practice the skills we learned on Saturday. After a second full day of climbing, we will head back to the train station to get back home.
Participation in Course 2/3 – Lead Climbing or previous experience with indoor or outdoor lead climbing.
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
As soon as the final location is determined, we will communicate the recommended trains or car parking options.
Please note that, according to the weather conditions, the event location might change. This will be communicated a couple of days before the event. The event location will be within accessible from Zurich by public transport.
Day Clothing Essentials
- Hiking or approach shoes
- Climbing trousers (or leggings)
- Down jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Sun hat
- Warm hat
- Sleeping bag liner
- Lightweight towel
- Headlamp and spare batteries
Most of it can be rented out – see Equipment rental section below
- Climbing shoes
- Climbing harness
- Climbing helmet
- 3x locking carabiners
- Belay device
- Chalk bag
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
- 12x quick draws
- 2x slings
- Belay glasses
- Water (min. 2L)
- Packed lunches
- Sunscreen and lip protector
- Plasters and basic medicine
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
- 3x Carabiners: CHF 15
- All the above listed items: CHF 50
The price for this event is CHF 450.
SAVE CHF 50 BY SIGNING UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES: CHF 700 instead of CHF 750.
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 and quick draws
- 1x night of accommodation in a shared room
- Dinner on Saturday
- Breakfast on Sunday
Not included in price
- Climbing equipment
- Packed lunches
- Drinks & snacks
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.