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Advanced Course Rock

This advanced rock course will prepare you for more confident climbing excursions in alpine terrain. You will focus on climbing technique, knots, and rope handling during this 2 day-course in Grindelwald.

Tour Details

You have some prior mountaineering and rock-climbing experience and would like to improve your skills. You can climb up to grade III.

  • Knots (Repetition)
  • Gear check/ packing a backpack
  • Rope handling skills/ belaying techniques
  • Personal climbing technique
  • Short roping 
  • Easy ridge climbing
  • Trip planning
  • Weather science

Group Course (4-6 participants)

CHF 470 per person  
   

Private Course

1-3 people CHF 1830 per group
4-6 people CHF 470 per person

 

To book a private course please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01

info(at)outdoor.ch

Day 1

Meet your guide at the Outdoor Shop and Café in Grindelwald, check your gear, and then take the public bus to “Abzweigung Gleckstein”. From there you will follow the hiking path up to the Gleckstein hut. At the hut you can deposit your things, have a refreshing drink, and then proceed to the climbing area. Here you will review the most important knots and practice your climbing technique on difficult terrain. On the first day you will also discuss belay techniques and additional considerations for planning and climbing in alpine terrain.

Day 2

After breakfast you will venture out on an alpine climb along an easy ridge. Practice belaying, independent rapelling and short roping. In the afternoon you will leave the Gleckstein hut and descend back to the valley.

Season June - October
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 9:30am at the Outdoor Shop and Café - Dorfstrasse 103, 3818 Grindelwald

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • 1 night in bunk room with half-board
  • Tea for the next day

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)

Backpack

  • 30-35l

Clothing

  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband
  • Extra underwear and socks

Footwear

  • Crampon proof mountaineering boots

The basics

  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
  • Thermos flask, drink bottle
  • Silk sleeping bag liner
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • SAC/DAV permit (if you have one)
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Descender
  • Prussik and 4m accessory cord
  • 2 120cm sling
  • 3-4 locking carabiners
  • Snapgate carabiner (if you have one)
  • Climbing shoes (if you have)

Quick Facts

  • 2 Day Mountaineering Course
  • Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • Advanced Techniques on Rock
  • Groups of max. 6 people
  • Overnight stay at the Gleckstein hut included

From CHF 470

From CHF 470

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
01.07.23 - 02.07.23 more than 3
22.07.23 - 23.07.23 more than 3
12.08.23 - 13.08.23 more than 3
02.09.23 - 03.09.23 more than 3
23.09.23 - 24.09.23 more than 3

General Information for Mountaineering School

Our team is here for you. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit us in our shop in Grindelwald. We are happy to help!

OUTDOOR - Mountaineering School Grindelwald

Dorfstrasse 103
3818 Grindelwald
Switzerland

0041 (0)33 224 07 01

info(at)outdoor.ch

Trip status for group courses

1-2 days before your tour or course we will review the weather forecast and conditions with the mountain guide to determine if we can operate. We will contact you by phone with an update.

Minimum of participants (group tours)

As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, we will send you a confirmation by email.

Cancellation

If we have to cancel your tour, you have the option to reschedule to a new date, or you will receive a full refund.

Equipment

Please refer to the equipment list for your tour or course. At our shop in Grindelwald, you can purchase technical equipment, mountain clothing, shoes, and backpacks. We also have technical equipment available for rent.

Clothing

Choose functional clothing that is moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Dress in layers so you can easily react to temperature changes. The range at our shop in Grindelwald is tailored to mountain tours and our expert staff are happy to advise you on the best clothing for your tour or course.

Lunch

Lunch is not included in the offer. We recommend bringing bars, dried fruits, nuts, or a sandwich. The amount you will need to drink depends on your individual needs and the length of the tour. We recommend .75 -1.5 liters of water, warm tea, isotonic drinks, or whatever you prefer. We also recommend that you hydrate enough the day before, so your body is well prepared for the tour.

Huts

A mountain hut is not a hotel. Running water is not guaranteed and electricity is not available everywhere, so it is not always possible to charge batteries or phones. If you have special dietary needs, please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements with the hut.

Safety

Our tours and courses are led by IVBV certified mountain guides or mountain guide aspirants. We prioritise your safety by requiring regular training to ensure our guides have relevant, up to date knowledge. Outdoor is certified by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU) and our safety and emergency concepts are audited by this organization annually.

General terms of contract

Our General Terms and Conditions apply. 

General Terms and Conditions

You don't own the equpiment needed? Rent it from us:

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