If you've already got some climbing experience but would like to take it to the next level, with multi-pitch routes etc. then this is the course for you.
You'll hone your rope technique, in particular practice placing and removing protection. Building a belay station using bolts and nuts, and simple exercises in emergency mountain rescue techniques are also part of the course. Like a thread running through these three jam-packed days, we'll also look at the history of climbing in the Dolomites and the influence it has had on climbing ethics.
With the huge range of route options the Dolomites has to offer and group sizes limited to just four, this course is guaranteed to generate real progression.
Day 1: Arrival in Val Pusteria. Meet at 09:00 at Braies Valley. At the crag, we'll go over rope skills, protection and belay technique.
Day 2: Setting up belays, practising placing protection and climbing a multi-pitch route.
Day 3: Route planning, navigation and independent climbing of a multi-pitch route are the main aspects of the day. Depart for home in the late afternoon.