Introduction to Outdoor Climbing Series - 2/3 - Lead Climbing

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Step outside and sign up for our Outdoor Rock Climbing 3-course series. You will learn new skills, discover beautiful climbing spots, and find the joy in outdoor climbing. 3 weekends in 3 different Swiss regions. Choose to participate in one, two, or all three courses to become a confident climber!

This climbing course is led by Ivan Abajo, certified climbing instructor.

Course 1 - Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 1/3 - Top Rope Climbing

Sign up here → 1 June 2024

Discover the essentials of outdoor climbing, including equipment, safety procedures, communication, hand-foot climbing techniques, and interpreting guidebooks. In a group setting on single pitch routes, you'll immerse yourself in hands-on practice, maximizing learning, fun, and safety. This introductory course is an ideal starting point for your outdoor climbing journey.

Course 2 - Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 2/3 - Lead Climbing

Learn how to sport climb on real rock and the skills needed to keep you safe. Instruction covers lead climbing and belaying techniques, rope management, clipping quickdraws, anchor setting and clearing, equipment handling, and effective communication. This course will build the confidence and create a great foundation as a lead climber.

Course 3 - Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 3/3 - Alpine Rock Climbing

Sign up here → 29-30 June 2024

Put your freshly acquired skills from courses 1 & 2 to the test during a full rock climbing weekend. All your skills come together: lead climbing, belaying and anchor building in an alpine environment. Test yourself against the rock and achieve your climbing goals. Wrap up this climbing course series with an overnight stay and two full days of practice together. It's the perfect way to conclude your journey and solidify your skills in a fun environment!

What’s the plan?

Meeting point will be at Bellinzona station at 09:33 and Ivan will take you to the crag by car. After hiking to the crag, you will have the opportunity to not only refresh your existing climbing skills, but also learn the fundamentals of lead climbing, belaying, and the process of setting and clearing anchors in a safe environment.

Requirements

Participation in Course 1/3 - Top Rope Climbing or previous experience with indoor or outdoor top rope climbing.

Insurance

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 take the following:

  • Sunday: Zurich HB 07:05 - 09:33 Bellinzona
  • Sunday: Bellinzona 17:03 - 18:45 Zurich HB - depending on what time the event finishes

If you are traveling by car, details on where to park will be shared days before the event start.

Day Clothing Essentials

  • Hiking or approach shoes
  • T-shirt
  • Climbing trousers (or leggings)
  • Fleece
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves

Technical gear

Most of it can be rented out - see Equipment rental section below

  • Backpack
  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • 4x locking carabiners
  • Belay device
  • Chalk bag

Optional gear

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

F&B

  • Water (min. 2L)
  • Snacks
  • Packed lunch

Pharmacy

  • Sunscreen and lip protector
  • Plasters and basic medicine

Equipment rental

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.

SAVE CHF 50 BY SIGNING UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES: CHF 700 instead of CHF 750.

Included in price

  • 1 day of outdoor rock climbing with a certified climbing instructor, in a small group
  • Climbing guidebooks of the area
  • Climbing ropes and quick draws

Not included in price

  • Transport to/from Schwyz
  • Climbing equipment
  • Packed lunch
  • Drinks & snacks

Group size

Min. 4 / Max. 8 participants

Terms and conditions

By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.

Event description

Course 1 - Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 1/3 - Top Rope Climbing

Sign up here → 1 June 2024

Discover the essentials of outdoor climbing, including equipment, safety procedures, communication, hand-foot climbing techniques, and interpreting guidebooks. In a group setting on single pitch routes, you'll immerse yourself in hands-on practice, maximizing learning, fun, and safety. This introductory course is an ideal starting point for your outdoor climbing journey.

Course 2 - Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 2/3 - Lead Climbing

Learn how to sport climb on real rock and the skills needed to keep you safe. Instruction covers lead climbing and belaying techniques, rope management, clipping quickdraws, anchor setting and clearing, equipment handling, and effective communication. This course will build the confidence and create a great foundation as a lead climber.

Course 3 - Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 3/3 - Alpine Rock Climbing

Sign up here → 29-30 June 2024

Put your freshly acquired skills from courses 1 & 2 to the test during a full rock climbing weekend. All your skills come together: lead climbing, belaying and anchor building in an alpine environment. Test yourself against the rock and achieve your climbing goals. Wrap up this climbing course series with an overnight stay and two full days of practice together. It's the perfect way to conclude your journey and solidify your skills in a fun environment!

What’s the plan?

Meeting point will be at Bellinzona station at 09:33 and Ivan will take you to the crag by car. After hiking to the crag, you will have the opportunity to not only refresh your existing climbing skills, but also learn the fundamentals of lead climbing, belaying, and the process of setting and clearing anchors in a safe environment.

Requirements

Participation in Course 1/3 - Top Rope Climbing or previous experience with indoor or outdoor top rope climbing.

Insurance

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).

Access

How to get there

If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you take the following:

  • Sunday: Zurich HB 07:05 - 09:33 Bellinzona
  • Sunday: Bellinzona 17:03 - 18:45 Zurich HB - depending on what time the event finishes

If you are traveling by car, details on where to park will be shared days before the event start.

Kit list

Day Clothing Essentials

  • Hiking or approach shoes
  • T-shirt
  • Climbing trousers (or leggings)
  • Fleece
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves

Technical gear

Most of it can be rented out - see Equipment rental section below

  • Backpack
  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • 4x locking carabiners
  • Belay device
  • Chalk bag

Optional gear

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

F&B

  • Water (min. 2L)
  • Snacks
  • Packed lunch

Pharmacy

  • Sunscreen and lip protector
  • Plasters and basic medicine

Equipment rental

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

Pricing

The price for this event is CHF 150.

SAVE CHF 50 BY SIGNING UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES: CHF 700 instead of CHF 750.

Included in price

  • 1 day of outdoor rock climbing with a certified climbing instructor, in a small group
  • Climbing guidebooks of the area
  • Climbing ropes and quick draws

Not included in price

  • Transport to/from Schwyz
  • Climbing equipment
  • Packed lunch
  • Drinks & snacks

Additional information

Group size

Min. 4 / Max. 8 participants

Terms and conditions

By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.

Date
Jun 16, 2024
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Time
12:00 am
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Location
Bellinzona
Categories
Climbing
 150.00 CHF