Introduction to outdoor rock climbing weekend 1/2 – Top rope climbing
Step outside and learn outdoor rock climbing to have a wonderful summer season!
You will learn new skills, discover beautiful climbing spots, and find the joy in outdoor climbing. These courses are aimed at you becoming a more confident climber.
This trip is led by Tim Dunham, climbing instructor.
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.
After this course, you can join our second introduction to outdoor rock climbing weekend – Lead climbing – on 14 & 15 May 2022.
What’s the plan?
Meet Tim in front of the Schwyz train station at 09:00 on Saturday. Shuttle to Ibergeregg, Passhöhe. 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, we will settle into a lovely hotel located at the pass where we will enjoy the evening with a nice dinner and spend the night.
After breakfast on Sunday, we will return to the crag and practice the skills we learned on Saturday. After a second full day of climbing, we will walk back to Ibergeregg and Tim will give you a lift back to Schwyz train station for you to return home.
No previous climbing experience is needed (some indoor climbing or bouldering experience is a plus). If you are fit and keen to try outdoor climbing, 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 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 the car at Ibergeregg pass.
-Hiking or approach shoes
-Sleeping bag liner
-Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
-Chalk bag (optional)
-Water (min. 2L)
-Sun screen and lip protector
-Plasters and basic medicine
-Health insurance card
-Air rescue membership card (e.g. Rega, Air Glaciers)
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 420.
If you book both courses, you get a package discount of CHF 40 to be redeemed on the second course on 14 & 15 May 2022.
Included in price
-2 full days of climbing in a small group with a certified climbing instructor
-Shuttles between the train station and the pass
-Accommodation on Saturday (dorm)
-Dinner on Saturday
-Breakfast on Sunday
-Use of climbing ropes, quickdraws, etc.
Not included in price
-Transport to/from Schwyz
-Drinks and snacks
Min. 3 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.