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Introduction to outdoor rock climbing weekend 2/2 – Lead climbing

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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 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 create a great foundation for your confidence as a climber & future climbing trips.

Climbing course 2

What’s the plan?

Tim will meet the group in front of the Grindelwald, Gletscherschlucht bus stop at 10:30. After reaching the crag, we will refresh the skills learned in course 1 and learn the fundamentals of lead climbing.

At the end of the day, we will settle into a lovely hostel in Grindelwald. We will enjoy a nice dinner in town and stay overnight at the hostel.

On Sunday after breakfast, we will return to explore the same area and practice the skills we learned on Saturday and sport climb! After a second full day of climbing, you will be able to rest on the bus and train on your way home!


Participation in our introduction to outdoor rock climbing weekend – Top rope climbing on 30 April & 1 May 2022 , or previous experience with indoor lead climbing 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 to take the following:


Zurich HB 07:32 – 10:27 Grindelwald, Gletscherschlucht


Grindelwald, Gletscherschlucht 17:30 – 20:29 Zurich HB – depending on the time the event finishes

If you are traveling by car, there is a car park at Grindelwald, Gletscherschlucht and near the hotel (please let us know so we can prebook it).

Kit list

Clothing Essentials

-Hiking or approach shoes
-Climbing trousers
-Down jacket
-Waterproof jacket
-Sun hat
-Sun glasses
-Warm hat
-Thin gloves
-Thick gloves

Night Essentials

-Sleeping bag liner
-Ear plugs

Technical gear

-Backpack (20-30L)
-Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
-Climbing shoes
-Climbing harness
-Climbing helmet
-Belay device
-4x Locking carabiners
-Chalk bag (optional)


-Water (min. 2L)
-Packed lunches


-Sun screen and lip protector
-Plasters and basic medicine


-Health insurance card
-Air rescue membership card (e.g. Rega, Air Glaciers)

Equipment rental

You have the possibility to rent the following items:

-Climbing helmet: CHF 10
-Climbing harness: CHF 10
-Belay device: CHF 10
-4x Locking carabiners: CHF 10

All items listed above: CHF 30


The price for this event is CHF 420.

If you have participated to the top rope course on 30 April & 1 May 2022, you get a package discount of CHF 40 to be redeemed on this course.

Included in price

-2 full days of climbing in a small group with a certified climbing instructor
-Shuttles between the crag and the hostel
-Accommodation on Saturday (dorm)
-Dinner on Saturday
-Breakfast on Sunday
-Use of climbing ropes, quickdraws, etc.

Not included in price

-Transport to/from Grindelwald, Gletscherschlucht
-Drinks and snacks
-Equipment rental

Group size

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.



14 - 15 May 2022


10:30 am - 5:30 pm


Grindelwald, Gletscherschlucht
Grindelwald, Gletscherschlucht, Grindelwald, Switzerland

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