Here goes the information about the indoor climbing course in the Kletterzentrum programmed for the 5th of April:
Price is CHF 69 per person all inclusive (but under some conditions...see below), which means a lesson from an expert of about 110 minutes, usage of the gym, harness, rope, shoes, climbing tools, etc.
The course description is as follows: first you get to learn how to make the appropriate knot and safely secure the person to climb. Then everyone gets a climbing partner and with the attention of the teacher, you will climb up the wall or secure the partner, and viceversa. I asked the contact person at the Kletterzentrum to place an english speaking teacher. She said there was one guy from New Zealand who will do that for us.
Time of course itself: 11:30-13:10, we can stay longer without paying more. However, those that don?t are beginners in securing are asked not to do so outside the class. I guess there will be always some more experienced one to help you climb up if you want to after class. There is also a boulder, which is like a small wall where people can climb without a rope.
The place of the lecture is actually in Milandia, the second place where they have a huge gym, and not in Schlieren where I thought they would have. Details on how to get there, which is near Z?rich, will be reported in a future mail.
However, I have a dilema: the price of CHF 69.- is for a group of 10 people. If there are more or less, than the price will rise. I guess it is because the Kletterzentrum is paying a fix amount the teacher, which has a capacity of teaching 10 people at a time. If 5 is attending, then the price per person will rise, as well as if there are 15, since they have to place a second teacher. If 20 are coming, then we are OK again with CHF 69. Since I want for as much people to enjoy, I will put a limit to 20 people, and hope 20 are actually coming.
If there are some already experienced ones in this field, of course, they won?t require to sign up for the course and can join us paying only for the usage of the gym and renting the gear. You can also bring your own gear if you have some and the price will go down for that person.
IMPORTANT: I need to give a reservation booking for the course to the Kletterzentrum by Saturday the 29th March. I suggest that only those who will take the course, should sign up at the Meetup Website as "YES", while those who will come to join us to the gym but won?t join the course, can (if they want to) sign up as "Maybe". There are no limits to who can come, only those who will join the course. Some of you already signed up at the Meetup group http://hiking.meetup.com/287/calendar/7492102/
. Of these, if you changed you mind, please change as soon as by Saturday your RSVed on the meetup website. If you decide to come to join the course, you don?t have to do anything if you already said "YES" or do so as soon as Saturday 29th of March by 17hr. I will count those with "YES" to the list of participants to the course.
So remember to sign up for the course with YES by Saturday 29th of March at the latest by 17 hr.
That is all for now!!! Thanks for reading everything to the end!!!