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Lead climbing refresher course in Ticino

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You’ve led climbed before but would love a refresher course before the season kicks off? Maybe you’ve done lead climbing indoors and would love to apply your skills to the outdoors, maybe you need a reminder about how to set and clear your anchor, or maybe you just feel more comfortable going with a professional climbing instructor before going with your friends? In any case, joining this event is a great decision!

This trip is led by Tim Dunham, climbing instructor.

Lead climbing refresher course

What’s the plan?

Tim will meet the group in front of the Locarno train station at 09:45 and will give you a lift to the crag picked for the day, where we will refresh the fundamentals of lead climbing and practice all day in an alpine environment.

At the end of the day, we will settle into a lovely hotel in Losone where we will enjoy the evening with a nice dinner. We will stay there overnight.

On Sunday after breakfast, we will go explore another climbing area for another full day of outdoor climbing! At the end of the day, return to Locarno train station, from where you can take a train back home.


To join this event, you need to be able to lead climb 5A routes, whether indoors or outdoors.


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 07:33 – 09:44 Locarno (via Bellinzona)


Locarno 17:15 – 19:27 Zurich HB – (via Bellinzona) depending on the time the event finishes

Kit list

Day Clothing Essentials

-Hiking or approach shoes
-Flip flops
-Climbing trousers
-Down jacket
-Waterproof jacket
-Sun hat
-Sun glasses
-Warm hat

Technical gear

-Small day backpack (20-30L)
-Climbing shoes
-Climbing helmet
-Belay device
-4x Locking carabiners
-10x Quick-draws
-2x Slings
-Chalk bag
-Climbing tape


-Sun screen and lip protector
-Plasters and basic medicine
-Face mask and hand disinfectant

Equipment rental

You have the possibility to rent a harness, belay device, locking carabiners and climbing helmet for an additional CHF 30.


The price for this event is CHF 450 in a shared room or CHF 500 in a single room.

Included in price

-2 days of outdoor rock climbing with a certified climbing instructor
-1 night of accommodation in a charming hotel in Losone
-Climbing guidebooks of the area
-Climbing ropes
-Dinner on Saturday
-Breakfast on Sunday
-Transfers between Locarno train station, the crags and the hotel

Not included in price

-Transport to/from Locarno
-Packed lunches
-Drinks and snacks

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.



09 - 10 Apr 2022


9:45 am - 5:15 pm


Locarno, Stazione, Muralto, Switzerland

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