Basic Climbing Course
The first step towards becoming a climber is always the hardest - you don't know where to start, how long it will take you and maybe not even why you are doing this. Climbing up steep rock faces is an urge as natural as it is playful and fun. This course will put you face-to-face with these challenges in the safe confines of a guided course with certified instructors. We will help you separate fear from danger and in accordance with the highest safety standards and approved methods of the Austrian alpine club teach you how to become a rock climber. Climbing with your friends on preset routes, using belaying devices safely and tying bombproof knots will be only a few of the skills you will learn in this course.
Day 1: 4 hours in Wadi Gnai
Starting with theory (gear knowledge and safety principles) then practical climbing exercises and training. At the end tasks will be assigned for students to prepare for the next day.
Day 2: 4 hours in Wadi Gnai
Starting by presenting results of student tasks.
Practical climbing exercise on same or harder routes than day before.
Finishing of with outline of preparation for final day and exam.
Day 3: 3 hours in Wadi Gnai, 1h exams
Starting by climbing session, different stations to practice weaknesses and prepare for exam.
Exam in belaying technique and safe climbing techniques.
Content of the basic outdoor climbing course:
Intro to rock climbing
knots and hitches
natural hazards and how to deal with them
Communication and Commands
Personal goals in climbing
Frequently asked questions
What gear to I have to bring?
All the required gear is included in this course but if you already own, bring your own personal gear to get used to it.
I am afraid of heights, will this be an issue for rock climbing?
For most of our participants their fear of heights doesn't in any way inhibit their learning process. On the contrary we see that most people with a healthy fear of dropping from heights focus better on observing the safety procedures and learn them faster.