Introduction to Outdoor Climbing Series – 2/3 – Lead Climbing
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
Sign up here → 20 May 2023
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 – 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!
What’s the plan?
Meet Tim at Ibergeregg, Passhöhe at 08:45 on Saturday. After hiking to the crag, you will refresh your current climbing skills and learn the fundamentals of lead climbing, belaying and setting / clearing anchors in a safe environment.
Participation in Course 1/3 – Top Rope Climbing or previous experience with indoor or outdoor top rope 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
If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you take the following:
- Zurich HB 07:05 – 08:44 Ibergeregg, Passhöhe
- Ibergeregg, Passhöhe 17:24 – 18:55 Zurich HB – depending on the time the event finishes
If you are traveling by car, you can park the car at Ibergeregg Passhöhe.
Day Clothing Essentials
- Hiking or approach shoes
- Climbing trousers (or leggings)
- Down jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Sun hat
- Warm hat
Most of it can be rented out – see Equipment rental section below
- Climbing shoes
- Climbing harness
- Climbing helmet
- 4x 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
- 10x quick draws
- 2x slings
- Belay glasses
- Water (min. 2L)
- Packed lunch
- Sunscreen and lip protector
- Plasters and basic medicine
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
Not included in price
- Transport to/from Ibergeregg, Passhöhe
- Climbing equipment
- Packed lunch
- 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.