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

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Timothy D. and Celine K.
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. Possibility to join one, two or all of them if you want to become a confident climber!

These climbing course series are led by Tim Dunham, climbing instructor.

Course 1 - Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 1/3 - Top Rope Climbing
Sign up here → 23 September 2023

Course 2 - Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 2/3 - Lead Climbing
Sign up here → 7 October 2023
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.

Course 3 - Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 3/3 - Full Rock Climbing Weekend
Sign up here → 28 - 29 October 2023

What’s the plan?
Meet Tim in front of the Schwyz train station at 09:00 on Saturday. Shuttle to Ibergeregg, Passhöhe. After hiking to the crag, you will refresh your current climbing skills and learn the fundamentals of lead climbing, belaying and setting / clearing anchors in a safe environment

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

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:

  • Zurich HB 08:05 - 09:01 Schwyz
  • Schwyz 16:59 - 17:55 Zurich HB - depending on the time the event finishes

If you are traveling by car, you can park the car at Ibergeregg pass.

Please note that, according to the weather conditions, the event location might change. This will be communicated a couple of days before the event. The event location will be within accessible from Zurich by public transport.

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
  • 3x 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
  • 12x quick draws
  • 2x slings
  • Belay glasses


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


  • 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
  • 3x 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, in a small group
  • Climbing guidebooks of the area
  • Climbing ropes and quick draws
  • Shuttles between the train station and the crag

Not included in price

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

Group size
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.

Your registration will only be valid if you sign up on our website. Here is the link to sign up.

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