Start your Outdoor Rock Climbing Experience with a 2 Day Course & become a confident climber!
Are you new to rock climbing or have experience climbing in a gym?
These 2-day courses are for you!
Courses are specially designed to teach you how to safely climb in the outdoors, reach your goals and build lifetime skills. You will be introduced to climbing techniques, equipment, culture, and much more. Discover beautiful climbing locations around the Alps and build partnerships with friends. The courses are focused on preparing you for future adventures on your own.
Summer 2020: Outdoor Rock Climbing- 3 Course Series
Course 1 – Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing– 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 the first step in your outdoor climbing career.
Requirements: Previous climbing experience is recommended but not necessary. We welcome and encourage anyone who is physically fit and keen to try it.
Course 2 – Lead Sport Climbing, Belaying, and Anchors -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 build the confidence and create a great foundation as a lead climber.
Requirements: Participation in Course 1 – Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing, or previous experience with indoor or outdoor lead climbing.
Course 3 – Alpine Rock Climbing – Apply your newly acquired skills from courses 1 & 2 at an Alpine Rock Climbing weekend. All your skills come together: lead climbing, belaying and anchor building in a high-altitude setting. Test yourself against the rock and achieve your climbing goals. We will stay overnight in a mountain hut with access to climbing routes right out the front door. It’s a great way to end the Summer season.
Requirements: Participation in Course 2 – Lead Sport Climbing, Belaying and Anchors, or previous experience with outdoor lead climbing.
Price for one weekend: CHF 400
Package price for all 3 weekends: CHF 1,000 (SAVE CHF 200!)
What does the price include?
Accommodation on Saturday night, including 3-course menu dinner, bed in a dorm and breakfast
2 full days of climbing in a small group with a dedicated climbing instructor
Climbing equipment: ropes, quickdraws, carabiners, & other equipment
What does the price NOT include?
Transport to and from meeting location
Kit list- What to bring
Packed lunch for Saturday and Sunday
Harness and belay device (can be rented out for an additional CHF 20)
Sleeping bag liner (blankets are provided)
Minimum number of participants: 2
Maximum number of participants: 6
“Tim took me up a multi-pitch climb up the side of the Stockhorn in Switzerland – and it was absolutely awesome!! I have a couple years experience in climbing with mostly single pitch and a couple multi-pitch routes, and to be able to go up with someone like Tim was very beneficial to me. I told him my previous climbing experience, and he picked a route that challenged me, but did not overwhelm me. I think the best part of my experience (if I had to choose just one thing) would be that Tim also taught me a lot of rope management skills, and tips and tricks that help with efficiency while on the route . I had an absolute blast, and am looking forward to the next adventure with Tim!” -Josh Cooper, Germany