Indoor rock climbing - Introduction lesson

I've organised climbing events a few and I am always amazed at the great response and how much fun it is.

(Check out the last event we did HERE)


In Holland there are NO naturally occurring rocks - however there are world respected climbing walls; Four in Amsterdam alone.

 

Where?

The climbing wall at Mountain Network is where they held the Dutch National climbing competition - check out this clip especially at 1min 24seconds.

Of course there are MUCH easier climbs there 

 

N.B. The official location (Erasmusgracht 297) on google maps is often incorrect. You should head for "corner of Gerrie Knelemannlaan and Willem Augustinstraat". There's a picture below

 

What?

They offer an “Introductory lesson”, where you learn safety procedures and receive expert instruction on how to climb. We will be able to climb till 6pm and then enjoy a relaxing beer and chat in the bar.


This lesson including entrance and all the safety equipment only costs 15 euro. You won't need to bring anything except a sense of adventure

 

If you've never tried this is a great opportunity to give it a go in total safety with professional supervision, invite friends / family / loved ones / neighbours


What to wear?

You can climb in pretty much anything BUT I would recommend wearing clothes which allow freedom of movement, shorts, sports trousers kind of thing and a T-shirt as it can get quite warm.

 

Strong footwear like running shoes are fine (though they do need to be clean), alternatively for a small fee you can rent real climbing shoes which are much better.

 

If you're already a climber, why not come along anyway and just pay the GYM entrance fee. (Let me know you'll not need a lesson) If you're interested then you can register now or on the day online here. (In Dutch) - Doing it now will save time on the day.


I'm part of a climbing community, we're a friendly bunch check us out: http://amsterdamclimbers.com



Hope to see you here...

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  • NearlydutchDan

    as promised :)

    2 · July 25, 2013

  • Joana

    Anyone else with sore muscles?...
    Hey Dan, what about those photos?

    2 · July 24, 2013

    • Koral T.

      also i dont feel anything. it wasnt that forcing.

      July 24, 2013

    • NearlydutchDan

      I think you ALL need to do a course and come feel the pain with us each week :)

      1 · July 24, 2013

  • Jillian S.

    Thanks Nearly Dutch Dan for making me a Nearly Climber Jillian! :) Hope to get together for another climb or class soon!

    2 · July 22, 2013

  • Renata

    Thank you a lot for this great experience. I'm very happy that sun didn't stop me from joining this meetup.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Koral T.

    it was nice start from begin. next time and then, i hope we will get more experience enough to go natural rocks.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Joana

    Super! Thanks for this great event!
    Let's keep up climbing the challenges of life :)

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Aleksander M.

    It was truly awesome! Hope to meet you people again.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun. Thanks to NearlydutchDan for organising. Very nice to meet you all.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Eduard

    I had a great time doing the introduction course and I hope to see you guys next time.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Stikha

    We are coming 30 min late.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Anand

    Sorry, can't make it..:-(

    July 21, 2013

  • Jessica H.

    Truly sorry I can't make it after all. :( Climb safe everyone and have lots of fun!

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Probably no chance, but adding my name to teh waitlist.

    1 · July 19, 2013

    • NearlydutchDan

      Cheryl, I recon you have a good chance. the numbers drop as the time gets closer :)

      1 · July 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yay, seem to be in!

      1 · July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, won't be able to make it today.

    July 21, 2013

  • nestor

    Feel like trying this!

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Jillian S.

    Sweet! I'm still a bit of a beginner...but I am so excited to meet some climbers! :)

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Joana

    Thanks for the tips and orientation, Dan. Looking forward to it!

    July 19, 2013

  • Nina van K.

    I am out on business trip! :(

    July 18, 2013

  • Rayne

    Hopefully I can make it to the next event :)

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all. Any advice about the outfit?

    July 16, 2013

    • NearlydutchDan

      What to wear?

      You can climb in pretty much anything BUT I would recommend wearing clothes which allow freedom of movement, shorts, sports trousers kind of thing and a T-shirt as it can get quite warm.

      Strong footwear like running shoes are fine (though they do need to be clean), alternatively for a small fee you can rent real climbing shoes which are much better.

      July 16, 2013

  • Dimitri I.

    Wanna try pleaaase! :'-)

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • NearlydutchDan

      Of course, if there's no room this time there will be another event in a few months :)

      1 · July 15, 2013

    • Andreia

      months...? :) maybe sooner?

      July 16, 2013

  • Andreia

    guys, unfortunately for me, as I was looking forward to my first time on this, I have to free up my spot. An absurd bike fall will keep me out of adventures at least for another week.
    At least, with such long waiting list, there shouldn't take long before I have another opportunity to join others who did it already!
    So, have great fun and see you next time!

    July 16, 2013

  • NearlydutchDan

    Less than a week people, looking forward to meeting you all (some again :>)

    Don't forget to keep your RSVPs up to date... :)

    July 15, 2013

  • Chinmay

    Sorry, I'll have to back out. I'll be out of the country next weekend. Have fun.

    July 11, 2013

  • Ana

    sorry have to opt out this time ..

    July 14, 2013

  • Gökhan

    best way to reconnect friends for me

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Koral T.

    this will be my first time for climbing. how is it? How many meters will we climb? do we need to make 2 people team and one climbs and other carries your weight? it could be nice if someone explains me? thanks

    June 23, 2013

    • Koral T.

      thanks for info jessica. are you professional climber. i dont wanna feel so amateur))

      June 24, 2013

    • Jessica H.

      Hi Koral. No, I'm a complete beginner like you :)

      July 5, 2013

  • Parker B.

    i don't need the lesson but i will show up and climb with someone else if i can find a partner

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • Parker B.

    I've taken a beginners course so would like to join and just climb. I don't think I need the lesson but hopefully can find a partner to belay me. I've signed up now. Should I stay on the list or drop and just show up so someone who wants the lesson can take my spot?

    July 5, 2013

    • NearlydutchDan

      Hi Parker, the best thing is to drop out but please do still come, I'm sure we can find someone to climb with... check out the AmsterdamClimbers website too, for weekly climbing events :-)

      July 5, 2013

  • Aleksander M.

    I'm a climber (toproping only), but I'd need at least 80 kilos to belay me. I can belay someone else with no problem, though, and if I there's nobody there of right weight I'll just go bouldering :-)

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • NearlydutchDan

      Excellent, come along I'm sure we can have a climb.

      1 · June 23, 2013

  • Jessica H.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Stikha

    That's gonna be a new adventure for us. My husb and I are coming, thanks!!!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Renata

    I've always wanted to try this sport, I hope this time I can do it! :)

    1 · June 22, 2013

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