COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Confident and independent climbing and belaying in the climbing gym up to grade V. You should have initial experience of climbing in natural rock climbing parks (grade III-IV). You should be able to walk safely in rough terrain and be fit enough for approaches of 1–2 hours
COURSE GOALS: Independent climbing of bolt-protected multi-pitch routes and mastery of the relevant belay techniques; acquiring basic knowledge and skills for climbing simple, well-secured, fun alpine routes.
COURSE CONTENT – THEORY: Theory of knots, materials and belaying, outdoor climbing, introduction to tour planning, specific features of alpine climbing, use of topo guidebooks, alpine dangers, environmental aspects.
COURSE CONTENT – PRACTICAL: Belaying, basic knowledge of safety and knot techniques, rope team procedure for lead and follow climbing, various climbing techniques on alpine rock faces, climbing techniques and tactics, rappelling.
Training in partnership with ORTOVOX
Welcome of the participants and briefing of the guide trainer
Big "school" routes, at the foot of the Roc des Boeufs (Entrevernes - Bauges).
Checking of the prerequisites. Learning of the specific techniques of the big routes.
Choice and preparation of the next day's outing.
Application of the previous day's learning.
Synthesis of the previous days.
Ascent of a big route, adapted to your level, in the Bauges massif (Roc des Boeufs; Banc plats) or Aravis (Col de la Colombière; Jallouvre; la Rosière).
Debriefing and choice of future objectives.