Introduction to outdoor climbing
Step outside and get into outdoor rock climbing! You will learn new skills, discover beautiful climbing spots, and find the joy in outdoor climbing.
During this day, you will 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 maximise learning, fun, and safety. This introduction course is perfect to begin your outdoor climbing career.
This event is led by Tim Dunham, climbing instructor.
What’s the plan?
Meet Tim in front of the Schwyz train station at 09:00. Shuttle to Klettergarten Chämiloch. 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. After a long day on the crag, Tim will give you a lift back to the train station.
No previous climbing experience is needed. If you have done some bouldering or indoor climbing before, it can only be helpful!
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 to take the following:
-Zurich HB 08:05 – 09:01 Schwyz
-Schwyz 16:59 – 17:55 Zurich HB – depending on the time the event finishes
If you are traveling by car, you can park at Klettergarten Chämiloch directly and meet the group there at 09:15.
-Hiking shoes or trainers
-Climbing trousers (or comfortable hiking trousers)
Technical gear (some can be rented out – see ‘Equipment rental’)
-Chalk bag (optional)
-Water (min. 2L)
-Sun screen and lip protector
-Plasters and basic medicine
You have the possibility to rent the following items:
-Climbing helmet: CHF 10
-Climbing harness: CHF 10
-Belay device: CHF 10
-Locking carabiner: CHF 10
All items listed above: CHF 30
The price for this event is CHF 150.
Included in price
-One full day of climbing in a small group with a certified climbing instructor
-Shuttles between the train station and the crag
-Use of climbing ropes, etc.
Not included in price
-Transport to/from Schwyz
-Drinks and snacks
Min. 2 participants
Max. 6 participants
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.