Lead Climbing Refresher’s Course
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?
This trip is led by Tim Dunham, climbing instructor.
What’s the plan?
Tim will meet the group at Interlaken Ost train station at 10:00 and will give you a lift to the crag picked for the day (if needed), where we will refresh the fundamentals of lead climbing and belaying, anchor setting and clearing… and practice all day.
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 by public transport from Zurich, we recommend you take the following:
- Zurich HB 07:32 – 09:58 Interlaken Ost
- Interlaken Ost 18:00 – 19:58 Zurich HB – depending on what time the event finishes
Maybe you find someone else from the group to stay in the area and go climbing again on Sunday, to make sure you practice everything you’ve just learned. That’s up to you!
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
- Climbing guidebooks of the chosen area
- Climbing ropes and quick draws
Not included in price
- Packed lunch
- Drinks and 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.